The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm Illustrated Book by Sybrina DurantThe Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm Illustrated Book by Sybrina Durant

The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm Illustrated Book

bySybrina DurantEditorKimberly Avery

Hardcover | March 5, 2017

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“The metal horned unicorns are doomed!”  That’s what Lauda Lead Horn wailed when she first saw the tribe’s new savior.  OK, so his horn was not metal. . .and he did not have a magic power. . .and he was really a puny little runt.  But doomed?  Were things really that bad? 

Well, things were pretty bad in the land of MarBryn.   Magh, an evil sorcerer utilized unicorn horns and hooves to create his magical potions and spells.  Those he used, to increase his power and to conquer everyone in his path.   All of the unicorns from the Tribe of the Metal Horn were now gone . . . except for twelve survivors. 

Before the blue unicorn was born, Numen told Alumna, the aluminum-horned oracle, that he had a plan to bring the tribe back home to Unimaise.  His prophecy to Alumna was, “Only the blue unicorn can join with the Moon-Star.  Until then, no new unicorns will be born.”  Blue was the last unicorn born.  Twenty years later, his horn was still covered with a plain blue colored hide.  There was not a glint of metal to be seen on it or his hooves. 

Everyone knew no metal meant no magic. 

But Blue had a mission and he meant to see it through.  He was no longer scrawny and he had his wits.  Though no one else in the tribe thought he had a chance of defeating the evil sorcerer, Blue felt ready to make Magh pay for his evil deeds.  And he went off to do it alone.  That was Blue’s first mistake.  If the entire tribe was not standing horn-tip to horn-tip at the proper time and the exact place to help usher the Moon-Star Spirit into Blue’s horn, he would die.  Then, the rest of the tribe really would be doomed.

Blue is joined in his travels by his mentor Gaiso, the Stag and his friend, Girasol the Firebird as they try to find their way across a danger-filled MarBryn to Muzika Woods.  Will the rest of Blue’s tribe reach him before the Moon-Star arrives?  Read this action packed adventure to learn about the blue unicorn’s quest to fulfill his destiny and to save the tribe.

This book, written by Sybrina Durant and illustrated by Dasguptarts, offers readers a visual feast of over forty beautiful water-color pictures that each span two pages.  Forty-two - easy to digest two-page chapters are chock full of adventurous and entertaining morsels.  This illustrated book will become a favorite of teen and older fantasy readers. A companion coloring/ character description book is also available at any online bookstore.  

 

Title:The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm Illustrated BookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:190 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.63 inPublished:March 5, 2017Publisher:Sybrina PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1942740093

ISBN - 13:9781942740094

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wonderfully illustrated unicorn tale The Blue Unicorn’s Journey to Osm by Sybrina Durant is a charming story filled with wonderful artwork at the beginning of each chapter. I loved many aspects of this story and I can certainly see where the target audience is going to get swept up in its magic. Classic tale of the hero being the underdog in the beginning. Overcoming obstacles to blossom into the hero they were meant to be. And he got the girl of his dreams in the end :). I am a sucker for happy endings. And let us not forget about the other wonderful unicorns that contributed to this lovely tale – Nix especially. He tirelessly protected the tribe. I became exhausted just reading about his efforts to shield everyone. The descriptions surrounding Style and her work were really entertaining: “She had dreams about new ways she could style manes and tails. She referred to her styles as artworks. The fillies got excited every time she came up with a fantastic new design for manes, tails or nails. They particularly loved her fabulous painted hoof designs. Style’s salon was often filled with fillies who wanted a new look. She was always happy to conjure up beautiful and modern creations.” Or when speaking of food – definitely mouth watering: Most unicorns have a sweet tooth, so there was no lack of deserts. There were tins of sweet mace-laced potato haystack pancakes with maple syrup and containers of warm fragrant banana raisin bread. There were also tins filled with delicious cinnamon oatmeal cookies. I applaud the way the author approached difficulties that the unicorns had and the messages that were embodied within the story were great: ‘Sometimes putting oneself aside to help another was the right thing to do.’; or “Sometimes drastic choices had to be made in order to stop the advance of evil.” I was however a bit dismayed that editing had not caught some basic errors, such as the following sentence where “such” and “hear” are in the incorrect order in the sentence. “It was good to such hear pride in his sister’s voice.” Luckily, the story was engaging enough to not totally put me off. Also, some of the made up words/phrases had me giggling: “driggle-draggle or muck-spout. Along with the fabulous artwork and very descriptive writing, the written tale was an engaging story, keeping me entertained throughout. I recommend this book for those readers who are fans of fantasy…and unicorns of course.
Date published: 2018-03-18