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Forget everything you thought you knew about unicorns and maidens...
A unicorn is not supposed to survive the death of its rider, but Majherri did. Now he is a pariah, mistrusted by the Greater Herd. To reclaim his lost honor and status, he will entrust the remnants of his life to a new human female while unraveling the mystery of his continued existence.
Kayleigh Reese is not Battle Maiden material. She's three years older than any other recruit and has enjoyed a peaceful, nomadic life working with her artist mother. The rigors of joining the High-King's elite unicorn cavalry are clearly not for her. Now, with a bond to Majherri, she must overcome her mother's disapproval, the ire of her commanding officer and fellow trainees, and, most importantly, the secrets of her unicorn's past if she is to become a legendary warrior. To prevail, they must quickly come together as a team and unlock the powerful and dangerous magic inside them.
©2011-2015 David Wood- Gryphonwood Press (P)2011 David Wood
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By Ruth on 01-05-13

A Horse Lover's Book-- An Enchanting Fantasy

I really enjoyed this book. I worried a little after reading some of the reviews. The high pitched voice was a little much, but nothing I couldn't handle. If you've ever been a child who wanted to see or hug a unicorn you will LOVE this book. I'm not as much of a horse lover as my sister, but I couldn't resist the description. I got this title so she could listen to it as well as myself. I can hardly wait for her to read it. My sister made not just myself but everyone around her see the beauty in horses everywhere. I listened to it first to make sure it was clean enough and it is! There are a couple of mentions of sexual overtones and that was it. Great read for all ages. Don't know that it will stay that way in the whole series, but this book is great. I hope he is able to keep it fairly clean.

This book reminds me a little of the Dragon Riders of Pern, but a lot more happens in this book than ever happens in one of those. The link with the unicorns is somewhat similar, I think.

Kayleigh is a great main character. She goes through a lot and is really tested. I've read other books with somewhat similar themes, but this book never felt old or too familiar. There is quite a twist at the end that was not altogether unexpected-- in part, but the whole was different than I expected. I will say it does leave you with your mouth hanging open saying WHEN will the next book come out!! It can't come out too soon for me.

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By jane on 08-01-13

surprisingly good

I was surprised that I could not stop listening as this is not my normal style of book. Now I really want the next book or two only to find I can not buy the next book, Damn come on audible

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By Ian on 12-19-15

A pleasant surprise for me.

I am not normally a fan of Fantasy, my partner recommended this book and I picked it up with trepidation. The synopsis for this book intrigue me as I do you like stories about unicorns and other mythical creatures. Normally I am not keen on magic in books, however the way magic is portrayed in this one really interested me. I found the story similar in some ways to the inheritance cycle. I would recommend that anybody give this a try although I would not recommend it for very young readers. When I got used to her I also find narrator read the book very well and was very good at portraying different voices for different characters.

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By Kindle Customer on 07-09-15

Another fun story from bernheimer

enjoyable story even as an adult. bernheimer does not disappoint. and if i had been the intended age audience (teenage girl) I would have loved it even more . . shame about the narrator though

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By Lee Redwood. Gorin on 05-07-17

bullying and a cliffhanger the end

having surprisingly read a lot of books with unicorns. I found myself asking myself 'why?' with a good part of this book. the pay off is at the end but that means you have to go onto the next book. Just me but I'm not a fan of this kinda of manipulation to get the next story. . . would not mind if some more development was given and then a hang up cliff hanger.

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