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  1. says:

    Okay, I admit, I m prejudiced Bruce is my best male friend, my writing buddy, and he read DARK WHISPERS to me as I read BLOODHOUND to him That s all beside the point This is a powerful addition to the Unicorn Chronicles as Cara s family struggles to come together while the evil sorceress Beloved begins her campaign to destroy the unicorn world Luster and all who live there Cara is coming into her own as an emissary of the unicorns, gathering vital information for them that will reveal Beloved s plans and Luster s vulnerabilities Ian, Cara s father, is fighting to find her mother in the prison that Beloved has made for her in another world There are Delvers who do not want to follow their leader s plan for destruction, and change is coming to the centaurs, the dragons, and the much loved Dimblethumb Compared to the earlier books it s much darker, with hints of cataclysm to come Cara and her friends continue to grow and face dangers that put all they care about at risk And over all of them hang two dreadful questions who is the Dark Whisperer who is giving so many so many corrupt ideas, and will Luster survive the war to come


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    Is it a rule of the Universe chiselled into stone somewhere that once a novelist begins to write a series each book has to, by law, become and of a door stopor a la Shovelmonkey.a kitten squisher The first two entries in the series were manageable and readable and no real danger to any small furry mammals walking underneath but this one and the final volume could probably take on the last few volumes of Potterworld and give them a good run for their money in literary sumo The other gripe, and I suppose it is a personal one, is that I am unimpressed by Coville s creation of other creatures for his imagined world of Luster It is inhabited by Unicorns, Centaurs, Gryphons and Dragons and this is wonderful, he cleverly creates characters within these races who are imaginable and believable but his straying beyond these traditional creatures is unimpressive and it is all because of the names he gives the other types of creatures Squijum, Dimblethum, a Skwartz, they are like he has shaken up a bag of all the scrabble letters nobody uses much and then has made their names from them They look made up, they sound made up and as a result the creatures do not exist as believably The one exception is the race of creatures who live in the depths of Luster s underworld, the Delvers These are real, different and breathe sinister intent.Anyway, gripes done, this is an excellent entry into the series It is difficult to review without giving away centrally important facts and the developments of the history and interaction of the various creatures involved The whole story, and in fairness I suppose that is why it is so much longer then the first two, is an opening out, a widening of the history and myth of Luster Cara, the heroine, sets out with a mixed band of mythical creatures and humans to hear a story from the Chiron or King of the centaurs Rather like the fellowship of the Ring, the fellowship is broken, but here not by the betrayal of Boromir but by the over riding honour and fidelity to duty and vocation As a result, three adventures run side by side, narrated in intermittent chapters.The narrative speaks again and again of the loss to Earth by the moving back of the mythical from our world Even those who had never seen a unicorn, never heard of a unicorn, felt the passing of something sweet and wonderful It was as if the air had surrendered a bit of its spice, the water a bit of its sparkle, the night a bit of its mystery and there is a lovely plea in the account in which a mortal asks the unicorns to return Hearts grow hard and weary Pain spreads, and joy diminishes Those who hated you hate you still, but those who loved you, or would have loved you, or wanted to love you but never had the chance are being scraped hollow by a loss they don t understand Come home Please come home we are withering without you I loved this image as a metaphor of a kind for the loss of a spiritual dimension to our lives nowadays I do not know if Coville would hold to this but it certainly spoke to me However the aspect of this entry in the series that I liked and which ties in with that quote i think was the way he deepened our understanding of the currents and influences bubbling around in Luster Nothing was as straightforward or easily divided into goodies and baddies as might have first appeared in the beginning To say would be to hole the story below the waterline so i won t, but suffice it to say the perfection, the beauty, the lovelines and grace of the Unicorn comes at a terrible price which is uncovered or rediscovered during the course of the journey.It is in this uncovering that so many strange things are explained or at least illumined and the links and interrelatedness of so many of the characters and their histories becomes clear Much is left uneplained and there are plenty of loose threads which await their weaving back into the full picture A full picture which needs every thread, correctly woven, to create the full beauty It is this expectation which i find very interesting and why volume four awaits.At one point the king of the centaurs, and his predicatment is a powerful and thought provoking situation dealt with in a wonderful manner within the story, says Most of this was lies, of course, but lies interwoven with enough strands of truth and memory which is the best way to make a lie seem real that she could believe them This insight, simple enough rings very loud and very true when you consider the bigotry and ill educated claptrap that is spoken on all sides of, it seems, almost all debates in our world whether religious, political, sexual or anything else al It is this interweaving, and yes i realize i have used that image a good deal, which makes this imagined world so believable Even allowing for my moan about the names of the creatures, the world itself, its life, its pulse is real I find no problem in entering into its environment It speaks, in magical terms of course, of our world It enables us to look at bigotry or oppression or misunderstanding or indeed reconciliation and courage and sacrifice in a different light It does not necessarily make us see clearly but it gives that different angle which sometimes enables us to see how to break the logjam.The traditional blessing to travellers i think is lovely Travel safe, travel well, may those who have gone before be always with you Though i haven t started using it yet, I might I think it brings a lovely sense of community and history alive and well.


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    Welcome to ULA Unicorn Lovers Anonymous Who would like to speak first Stands up Hello, friends I m Brigid and when I was 9 years old, I was a unicorn addict I have now been sober for almost ten years now well, except for that I went into a brief relapse so that I could read this book.Anyway, I have Bruce Coville to blame for the unicorn addiction He hooked me with the first two Unicorn Chronicles books and then decided to take a whole decade long break from publishing them, thus leaving me empty handed and desperate And so I found myself searching frantically for other unicorn books to fulfill my needs since I could not immediately know how the Unicorn Chronicles would end Unfortunately, there s a surprising lack of unicorn fiction out there and what unicorn fiction exists is mostly crap So after sorting through the crap I had to resort to writing my own rip off unicorn stories and drawing illustrations of unicorns which is a bit odd for a 9 year old kid, which is why everyone hated me in elementary school and I had no friends So basically, you ruined my childhood, Bruce Coville Thanks a lot Okay, okay I won t be that mean Honestly I have no idea what prevented Mr Coville from writing the third book in this series Maybe his life started sucking and or he just didn t have the time or inspiration or whatever But still, the wait was rather cruel And even after it came out, I couldn t quite bring myself to read it even though I was dying to know what happened next, I felt a bit silly reading it as a teenager But ultimately, I succumbed to the temptation I just had to know.Well uh Yeah Understandably I couldn t enjoy this book as much as I would have when I was a child I still liked it, but didn t love it as much as I loved the first two, back when I was in third grade.Firstly, ten years is a long time between books In ten years an author s style can change a lot I don t remember a ton about the first couple of books although I remembered most of the details as I began to read this one but I still felt like this book was oddly detached from the others It seemed a bit dark in comparison Three characters died, in rather horrible ways too I m not saying this is necessarily a bad thing, it just came as a surprise to me since I remember the first pair of books being a bit innocent.The other problem is, I ve changed a lot too since I started reading these series Back when I read books one and two, I thought they were the best thing since sliced bread Since then, I ve read hundreds of other books that I ve loved a lot This book may have met my standards 9 years ago, but not quite at my current age.Was this better or worse than the first two I don t know I thought about rereading them before getting to this one, but decided against it I m always afraid to reread books from my childhood, because often I found that I ve glorified them in my mind and that they re a lot crappier than I remember Well, I can say that as far as juvenile fiction goes these are very good I d recommend this to kids over Captain Underpants any day Still, there are aspects of the story that I found a bit ridiculous, now that I m reading them as an adult Mostly what I find hard to believe is the story of how the villain, a woman ironically named Beloved, became evil.I guess this is kind of a spoiler if you haven t read these books, but I assume that these are only being read by 10 year olds who most likely won t read this review, you re not going to read this and you just want to read my review of it, or you ve already read it So, yeah Just deal with it.Okay, so Here s the story When Beloved was a kid, her dad took her out hunting with him one day because she was a sickly child and he didn t want to leave her at home He left her in the middle of the woods somewhere while he went out to shoot things While he was gone, a unicorn came along and decided to stick its horn through Beloved s heart in order to heal her of her sickness Her dad comes back and is understandably concerned when he sees his daughter being impaled by a unicorn He screams or something, which startles the unicorn, who rears up When the unicorn does this, a piece of its horn breaks off and is stuck permanently in Beloved s heart The unicorn and Beloved s father then battle each other to death How they do this I m not really sure But for some reason, they both die And since a unicorn killed her father, Beloved is determined to kill all the unicorns Luckily she has an eternity to do this, since the piece of unicorn horn in her heart gives her immortality.Yeah, so I have a couple issues with this 1 How the heck did a piece of the unicorn s horn break off just because it suddenly stood up Its horn would have to be made out of clay or something in order for that to be physically possible More likely, the unicorn would have just ripped Beloved open from the chest upward as gruesome as it sounds, but it s true 2 Why is Beloved so bent on killing all the unicorns Yeah, I understand that a unicorn killed her dad and that s very sad But this was, like, hundreds of years ago and she s still not over it Well, I understand it s become her life s purpose and she really has nothing better to do But then, apparently, the unicorn horn in her heart physically pains her yet she s determined not to get it removed not because she s afraid to die, she says, but because she won t rest until she kills all those rainbow farting unicorns This, I have difficulty understanding If she s really in that much pain, I don t think it s worth it I mean, it s been centuries since a unicorn killed her father, and she s in constant horrible pain I think it s time for her to let it go But maybe that s just me.Then, there s the main character, Cara I didn t find her as likable as I remember She s 12, but she talks like an adult The only evidence of her being a child is that she cries pretty much all the time Every time something bad happened, it s like, And then Cara collapsed on the ground and cried until she threw up Okay, not really But she did burst into tears quite often which I understand, but it did get a little repetitive.So, yeah This is a toughie I might read the fourth book just to find out how it ends this one ended on a cliffhanger, as the other two did These books are still entertaining and well written, believability and main character issues aside.


  4. says:

    Read twice This last time was a reread listen Audiobooked it up Still love this story, such an amazing MG read Full of magic and the amount of heartache and moral dilemmas in this story are perfect for the target audience.


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    The last time I read the second book was about a decade ago, so the finer details escaped me A lot of the times in the beginning I was going HUH I don t remember this happening In fact, I remember the first book much better At the beginning I complained a bit to someone that I felt Coville had suddenly pulled out this old, nearly lost prophecy about a powerful and dangerous enemy for the unicorns out of the blue Yes, since it s an old prophecy that nobody except one character had heard a whisper of it haha it works that it s suddenly suppose to be dropped on everybody, but it s a plot tactic that I sometimes hate I don t know if Coville had planned this twist even from the beginning, since it took him ten years to write this book, but it disappointed me a bit Buuut, the information they find out about this dark, older than Beloved enemy is rather intriguing.A thick, hardback book cut into 63 chapters very short ones, though , it is a pleasurable read It moves quickly, which I suppose is critical since time is of the essence The separateness of the two quests on Earth Rainbow Prison I totally didn t remember know Cara s mom was trapped and on Luster is nice to experience Some characters are believable, whereas others seems like a bit too one dimensional Some of the dialogue, too, made me cringe at how trite they seemed, or a little too cliche It s believable, too, in the sense that everything doesn t go happily ever after for the protagonists.The ending major cliffhangers I will be disappointed and perhaps a bit impatient if it takes another decade for the fourth book to come out I was under the impression this would be a trilogy Guess not But I dearly hope it will come to a resolution end within Coville s lifetime or mine, whichever comes first.


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    This review and others can be found at for the cover which I m often picky about, especially lately was acceptable if a bit dated, but for all I know I may be the youngest person still reading these books which would be a tragedy.If I could give a rating for half a book I would, but since I can t Dark Whispers gets four dragons The first half or less of the book gets two and a half dragons while the second half gets four and a half dragons With an additional half dragon for the ending This is also a slightly higher rating because I started this series when I was ten, a very difficult year for me and this series helped me through it.The writing itself was level throughout It s clear that Coville had written and honed his craft before But the plot didn t really get going with any pace until halfway through I found myself struggling to begin reading each time I took a break, but eventually it kicked in and I had to know the ending.No spoilers, but I love what we learn about the unicorns in this story They start to become nuanced and believably fantastical And how we learn about this other side of the unicorns is pretty revealing.I enjoyed that all of the characters were brought into this one and had a significant part For me, this book revealed to me how much of the previous books were technically set up for this main storyline Reading the first book in the series did not lead me to the expectation of a four book series Yet now I can see all the little hints.I enjoyed the additions of Fallon and Rajiv as comrades to Ian Hunter, Cara s dad He needed a new group to befriend after the events of the last book I enjoyed learning about how Luster touched Earth and changed the course of things.The action scenes were fast paced and drew me in The chapter breaks were placed in just the right places to make me want to keep reading once again, after the halfway point Overall a very enjoyable fantasy read that doesn t feel as middle grade as it once did Perhaps because I listened to the audiobook version, which I seem to be doing quite a bit of lately.As for the narration it was superb At first my husband and I were like is Rajiv just an amazing white voice actor because this is spot on what a young Indian boy would sound like But then we realized that this could not just be a white voice actor portraying an Indian boy because it was too accurate which led me to look up the names of the cast Aakarsh Shakhar is the voice of Rajiv and he did an amazing job Cara s voice was occasionally grating on the ears because she had to yell, and her voice is quite high as it would be with a twelve year old , but as far as emotional portrayal she was great, though obviously not a pre teen Cara s voice was Rebecca Wemesfelder.Looking forward to the next and final book in the series, The Last Hunt.


  7. says:

    Hello, my name is Allie and I read books about unicorns My teenage self never would have believed this to be true, yet here I am at 37, reading the Unicorn Chronicles And I like them I really enjoy the language from Squijum and Medafil I read some complaints in the reviews on some of the characters, but I surprisingly don t have any complaints On to the last book


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    The first two novels of this series I read an older printing of this series isn t available on the Kindle, unfortunately , and the third novel, Dark Whispers, was my first contact with the reprints They got a new artist, which I think is a travesty as the covers for Into the Land of the Unicorns and Song of the Wanderer are simply gorgeous and fit the series perfectly When I brought home my copy of this one, I was aghast at the terrible outfit they made Cara wear on the cover This is shallow of me than I would like to admit, but seriously, mustard yellow jerkin, eggplant purple cloak, and red hair Those do not go well together We all judge books by their cover whether we want to or not, and stunning cover art will often lead me to buy a book I wouldn t otherwise try This one smacks of a bad movie poster Then there s the book itself it is on creamy paper with brown ink I do not have bad eyes but this made it extremely hard for me to read as there just wasn t enough contrast This is the first time I ve ever seen brown ink being used in a book and I hope I never come across it again except in the sequel of course Sadly I can only assume this means that every book in the series has had this treatment in the reprinting.Ok enough about the physical aspect, it was just frivolously annoying and only made me question Coville s publisher, not the man himself He obviously has a lot of ideas and trying to get them all down in a young adult or even children s medium perhaps wasn t the best choice A number of very adult situations occur that then have no repercussions as he just breezes over them Whereas I am sitting there horrified at what I just read, the characters are like Well that was sucky for you Now stop complaining Moving on Cara is consistently called wiser than her years, or brave and courageous than the adult hunters, and although she is put into many trying situations, it always seemed of a This is what the author wanted to happen here, not what would have really happened That sounds silly talking about a fantasy book, but the prodigious amount of coincidences and stupidity that always work out makes her seem a lot less brave and a lot ridiculously lucky As the reader, you know everything will always work out for the best Even if a character dies it never seems to have much affect, and that makes me feel pretty damn uncaring and heartless.Cara is once again given a quest that requires a long distance to travel I was beginning to tire of travel in the last book, but now we follow several of the friends she s made along the way All these characters crisscrossing Luster bogged down the story, in my opinion This installation makes heavy use of the omniscient narrator, which the other novels only used sparingly, and usually only when a character was telling a story Now even Cara s dad is a point of view character, and I hated his entire story and quest I guess the emerald prison in the last book was kind of cool but not that cool , however the seemingly endless ruby prison in this novel was so grating to me I never had any reason to like Ian Hunter, and his quest made him even tiresome He s just a bland father figure going through the motions of loving his daughter.The first novel had the beginnings of a great fantasy world, but instead of keeping the story tight and concise, it has become too spread out and uninteresting It s like Bruce Coville kept on getting ideas and found ways to incorporate them that didn t really fit into the story he started in the first book I may be totally wrong about that, but especially with how long it took him to finish this series, I feel he probably had no clue where he was going at the beginning, and that really detracted from my enjoyment of both the second and third installments of this series.


  9. says:

    Dark Whispers by Bruce Coville is a fantasy book packed with adventure among the entire series and I have looked forward to seeing of what Bruce Coville has to offer.The overall book was really amazing it was very mysterious and added some things that just gave the book a little bling.At first glance, I thought unicorns Really After starting and finishing the entire series I must admit I was stoked by everything WARNING SPOILERS I absolutely loved all of the lines from the character Squijum, they all create that little voice in your head and you can hear what he sounds like.The only downside I had to this specific book was it was kind of slow If it was just a little faster of a pace this would for sure be one of my favorite book


  10. says:

    Coville stays true to his heroine in this slightly mature installment of his Unicorn Chronicles Cara and the Unicorns are on the eve of biggest threat they have ever faced Beloved has found a way to open a gate to Luster, and will probably make her move on the eve of the Blood Moon She also may have discovered a way to anchor the amulet that she has obtained, allowing her to enter Luster at any point she wishes and begin her final hunt Cara, Lightfoot, Finder, and Belle once again must leave the unicorns to gain access to this item, and also to visit the mysterious centaurs to help decode an ancient prophecy one that makes ominous references to a new enemy whose roots are inextricably tangled with those of the unicorns Meanwhile her father Ian is crossing the world of Earth in order to find a way to get access to the Rainbow Prison, where Cara s mother is being held, with the help of a street boy and a mysterious fighter with his own reasons for seeking the Prison Coville does not disappoint with this long awaited installment Unlike a certain boy wizard, Cara does not seem to be growing up at all fitting, since the three novel stories have spanned only a few months in Luster time, even though they have spanned 15 years here on Earth Dark Whispers introduces complex ideas about origins and the nature of good and evil, and also has some truly frightening and sad moments Despite this, it remains true to itself a lovely, magical children s fantasy with sparkling characters and an exciting plot.


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Dark Whispers summary pdf Dark Whispers, summary chapter 2 Dark Whispers, sparknotes Dark Whispers, Dark Whispers 48e65f4 In The Much Anticipated Third Volume Of The Unicorn Chronicles, Cara Diana Hunter Journeys To The Valley Of The Centaurs In Quest Of A Mysterious Lost Story That Could Hold The Key To The Survival Of The Unicorns But The Price For That Story May Prove To Be Than Her Heart Can Bear

  • Paperback
  • 480 pages
  • Dark Whispers
  • Bruce Coville
  • English
  • 15 June 2019

About the Author: Bruce Coville

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