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Fiction
Author: Terry Brooks
ISBN: 0345335287
Subcategory: Action & Adventure
Publisher Del Rey Books; 1st edition (August 12, 1988)
Language English
Category: Fiction
Rating: 4.5
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by Terry Brooks


The black unicorn stepped from the morning mists, almost as if born of them, and stared out over the kingdom of Landover. Landover spread away before it, forested slopes, and bare rock crags dropping toward foothills and grasslands, rivers and lakes, forests.

The black unicorn stepped from the morning mists, almost as if born of them, and stared out over the kingdom of Landover. Daybreak hovered at the crest of the eastern horizon, an intruder that peeked from its place of concealment to catch a glimpse of night's swift departure. The silence seemed to deepen further with the appearance of the uni- cornЧas if that one small event in that one tiny comer was sensed somehow throughout the whole of the valley. Daybreak hovered at the crest of the eastern horizon, an intruder that peeked from its place of concealment to catch a glimpse of night’s swift departure. The silence seemed to deepen further with the appearance of the unicorn-as if that one small event in that one tiny corner was sensed somehow throughout the whole of the valley. Everywhere sleep gave way to waking, dreams to being, and that moment of transition was as close as time ever came to being frozen.

The "Landover Series" is somewhat a departure from the fantasy world of Shannara, but a good story line and entertaining I started reading Terry Brooks and found his style and story line and characters very entertaining. I purchased and read "All" of his fantasy books including the book above and found them all great reading. Love the title goes with the contents of the book.

The Black Unicorn is the second novel in the Magic Kingdom of Landover series by Terry Brooks, and the follow-up to Magic Kingdom for Sale - SOLD!

The Black Unicorn is the second novel in the Magic Kingdom of Landover series by Terry Brooks, and the follow-up to Magic Kingdom for Sale - SOLD!. Published in 1987, the book revolves around the evil wizard Meeks, attempting to wrest control of the kingdom from Ben Holiday, the High Lord and the appearance of a mythical black unicorn in the kingdom. Ben Holiday, court magician Questor Thews and the sylph Willow each have a vivid, prophetic dream.

So I purchased "The Black Unicorn" - Kindle version

So I purchased "The Black Unicorn" - Kindle version. Again, on just about every other page there are misspelled words, formatting errors, strange characters (print type, not story type. I am now reading Wizard at Large and am probably 1/3 through that book and at the moment am not nearly as taken as I was reading The Black Unicorn.

50 MILLION TERRY BROOKS COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD 'Terry's place is at the head of the . His home-coming to Landover was shattered by the disappearance of Willow and the partial destruction of Questor's books of magic

50 MILLION TERRY BROOKS COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD 'Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world' Philip PullmanAn outcast king fights for his throne!A year has passed since Ben Holiday bought the Magic Kingdom and claimed the throne despite the machinations of the wizard Meeks. His home-coming to Landover was shattered by the disappearance of Willow and the partial destruction of Questor's books of magic. Not only that, no one seemed to recognise Ben himself. And Meeks had taken on Ben's appearance, and the role of king.

The Tangle Box. Witches’ Brew. A Princess of Landover. This book contains an excerpt from the forthcoming book Witch Wraith by Terry Brooks. The word and the void. Running with the Demon. Cover design by David G. Stevenson.

The Black Unicorn book. I recently finished reading this book, the second in Brooks' Landover series

The Black Unicorn book. I recently finished reading this book, the second in Brooks' Landover series. I have also read the first in the series, Kingdom for Sale, Sold!) I enjoyed following up on the characters and story from the first book. It was fun to read, not as compelling as some other books I've read, but fun to read just the same. I took it a little at a time because at times the plot seemed to be a bit slow. So I'd close the book and go onto another book until I was ready RE: The Black Unicorn by Terry Brooks.

A year had passed since Ben Holiday bought the Magic Kingdom from the wizard Meeks, who had set a series of pitfalls against him. Ben survived, by the aid of three loyal friends: Questor Thews, and ill-trained wizard; Abernathy, a talking dog, the Court Scribe; and the lovely Willow, who sometimes had to be a tree.Bu ben had been troubled by dreams of disaster to his former partner, Miles Bennett. Yet when he returned to Earth, Ben found Miles doing splendidly.Unknown to Ben, the dreams had been a trap by Meeks, who had returned to the Magic Kingdom as a tiny insect hidden in Ben's clothing. That first night back in Landover, Ben awoke to see Meeks gloating over him. claiming to have the medallion that could summon the mysterious knight-protector, the Paladin, and that he had cast a spell to witch appearances with Ben.Ben found himself outcast, no longer recognized by any friend, though all his powerful enemies seemed to know him. Without the medallion, he couldn't seek the help of the Paladin against Meeks. There was only the prism cat—whatever that might be!And where was Willow—and the mysterious black unicorn she'd set out to find?
Mazuzahn
Ben has been Landover's King for over a year when he has a disturbing dream about his friend in Chicago. Strangely the Wizard and Willow have had dreams also and all three leave, as if on a quest, to follow up on these dreams even though they are warned by Abernathy, the talking dog, that there is something suspicious about this. This is a classic fairy tale set up, but we have a modern day ex-lawyer from Chicago who is unfamiliar with both fairy tales and magic. Of course trouble ensues.

One of the best things was the presence of a Prism Cat who dropped hints to Ben throughout. Unfortunately they flew over his head while the reader (me) screams "No, no, no!!! It's obvious, duh." But of course that does make it a lot of fun. I loved the Cat's explanations when Ben tried to pin it down, "I am a Cat and your companion in this, not your mentor..." which totally aggravates him throughout. Kudos to the Cat.
Wiliniett
I read the entire Landover series years ago and was happy to see them in Kindle format. I finished the first one - Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold! and was very disappointed at all the spelling & formatting errors, but since it was free, I couldn't complain too much, right?

So I purchased "The Black Unicorn" - Kindle version. Again, on just about every other page there are misspelled words, formatting errors, strange characters (print type, not story type.) I'm really shocked at how poorly these things have been converted to Kindle format.

As a comparison, I read the Kindle version of the first Shannara trilogy and don't remember any errors, if there were, they were few.

I've written Amazon, got the standard canned (thank you for your feedback) response and also wrote to the publisher - Del Rey but haven't received a reply yet.

I'm taking 2 full stars off this time for the poor conversion to Kindle format. The book is great but since I'm reviewing the Kindle version, it loses points.

I just ordered the 3rd one in the series (stupid, I know) but I'm curious to see if there are still errors. If so, I may ask for a refund.

To summarize: Great book, poor conversion to Kindle format.
Vaua
In this book of the series, several characters display new characteristics that are surprising and interesting. This is also the first book that a unique fairy creature appears. His is my favorite character in the series so far. My husband and I love this series.
JoldGold
I feel like all I do is give Terry 5 stars when I rate his books, so if I had to give a 4 star, it would be to the Black Unicorn. Why? It's probably my least favorite in the Landover series. I just finished reading it for the second time and although I thoroughly enjoyed it, it just didn't grab me as much as the other books in the series. It reminded me of books like The Last Unicorn and Alice in Wonderland. I am saying this in reference to the Unicorn and Cat charachters in the book. I think Terry was trying to revive some of our old childhood stories and present elements of them in a new light. Still, I loved the book, just not as much as the others:)

This book also turned me against Willow's father. (Really have harsh feeling for him after 'Wizard at Large, haha.)

I will add though that any new readers to the Landover series, will love this book and if you are a fan of the Shanara series, you'll like how the Landover series isn't actually setup like a trilogy, where one book continues into another. They are all chronoligical, but each book presents new adventures, so be prepared for fun, suspense and excitement.
Whilingudw
did not love as much as the Shannara series
Jerinovir
Familiar tropes are comforting, precisely because they are familiar. This is standard fare to be sure. But if it's well done, that's not necessarily a bad thing. And this is well done. The repetitive nature of the emotional set building is all that prevents me from giving it four stars. Five stars would be for something truly transformative. If you love magical fantasy. This is definitely worth your time and attention.
Ahieones
Another awesome book in this amazing fantasy series. Enjoy, enjoy. Share it with your family.
I love all of Terry Brooks' books! I have almost read all of them. I feel like I know these characters and miss them when not reading about them. I know, sounds crazy, but he really gets you involved in the book.