I figured chatting about books containing unicorns would easily drag me over the 500 word mark. But now I sit here and think about it, though I’m sure there are plenty of other examples, all I can think of is this:
I read the first of these books (simply: Unicorn Western) at the start of the year and never got around to reviwing it. I may still do so as the book was incredible and so far beyond the sort of thing that I’d usually pick up that I have to say my piece at some point.
The cover pretty much tells you as much as you need to know, as does the title. A western, with unicorns. Not all that hard to understand.
Rather like the unicorns I’ve already discussed, these ones are incredibly intelligent and possess both magic and healing ability. These unicorns also talk (often rather rudely) and glow around the horn area when casting magic (RAINBOWS!).
Unfortunatley, with this in my head, I can think of no other books containing unicorns right now, though I know there must be some out there. In fact, are you guys willing to chat with me about that? Use the comments below.
Meanwhile the blending of traditional western with something as fantastical (and not real) as a unicorn boggles the mind and it’s hard to see how the pair blend together. But they do. This book and its rabid horde of followers proves it.
This puts me in a fine frame of mind for next week’s challenge which is a piece of flash fiction containing a unicorn. I would like for the creature to feature front and centre and for the abilities to be clear through the telling. I’ll be honest and tell you right now I have no idea what this story is going to be about, who is in it, or when its set. I don’t even have a name.
This isn’t unusual (considering how I spouted the zombie story) but it does make me a little nervous.
Aaah well, what’s that they say about comfort zones? 😉