The Thirteenth Unicorn

The Thirteenth Unicorn While spending the summer with their grandparents on a remote farm in South Carolina Ben Alderman and his sister Casey uncover a hidden world of magic a world their grandmother is secretly visiting I

  • Title: The Thirteenth Unicorn
  • Author: W.D. Newman
  • ISBN: 2940011174216
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Nook
  • While spending the summer with their grandparents on a remote farm in South Carolina, Ben Alderman and his sister Casey uncover a hidden world of magic a world their grandmother is secretly visiting It is a world where elves and dwarves are locked in mortal combat against a witch who is trying to free the last surviving wizard from exile The witch has been defeated onceWhile spending the summer with their grandparents on a remote farm in South Carolina, Ben Alderman and his sister Casey uncover a hidden world of magic a world their grandmother is secretly visiting It is a world where elves and dwarves are locked in mortal combat against a witch who is trying to free the last surviving wizard from exile The witch has been defeated once before but with the combined power of the wizard, no one will be able to stand against them Much to Ben s dismay, he learns that he is the one foretold in the ancient elfin prophecies to bring about the downfall of the witch and save this exciting new world from destruction.

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    1. The Thirteenth Unicorn is definitely written with a tween/ early teen age group in mind, which I already knew going in and so wasn't disappointed with the overall book. It does remind me a lot of the Narnia series; portal to another world, two boys and two girls, having to beat an evil witch etc, but it has enough differences (the inclusion of other fantasy elements) to keep it distinct. I am an avid fantasy reader/ writer and look to read books that can keep the audience engaged. The author's s [...]

    2. First off I would like to let you guys know this book is a fantasy and a good one at that. It has unicorns, fairies, dwarves, elves, and a lot of other nonfiction characters. The author did a good job with writing this book. It is probably one of my favorite books now. The plot is very good. It begins with two kids going to stay at their grandma's house for the summer and there is a bamboo patch in the back yard with a merlin tree in the middle of it. The merlin tree takes you to a magical world [...]

    3. I found this book by accident and i loved it! If you like magic and fairy tales and happy endings then you will enjoy this book very much. It was a free download for the nook as well. I recommend reading this little gem.

    4. Great fun read that can appeal to all ages of readers! I really enjoy books with this kind of vibe to them. They let you know that the world around you is still magical place to be in. This is a great start to a series of books. I look forward to reading the next installment. Here are my thoughts:Ben Alderman and his sister Casey have been living without their mother Carol for the last two years because she's been in a coma. Ben and Casey along with their father Charles regularly visit Carol to [...]

    5. Exactly what I expected and wanted it to be. A fantasy story with alternate universes, fairies, trolls, elves, shape shifters, witches, and wizards. I enjoyed the well written descriptions of the locations and the creative use of an ordinary setting to bring the human children in. Don’t be fooled by the use of children in the story, it doesn’t cause the book to become an instant adolecent read. Author did a great job of weaving a great back story about the mother in and therefore gave a well [...]

    6. great book. Love the suspense, fun, fast, hey ive even gotten attached to the dwarves myself. :)great book will suggest it to my son who is the same age as ben

    7. “The next morning dawned bright and clear. Hundreds of birds greeted the rising sun with song, each one trying to out-sing the other. Circling the patch of ground where the party slept were tracks. A visitor in the night had watched over them while they slept. The tracks were hoof prints.” I got this book free for my Kindle on , so I went into it being quite critical, expecting it to be not nearly as good as it was. The Thirteenth Unicorn is a really nice fantasy story, full of adventure and [...]

    8. Ben and his sister Casey are spending their summer with their grandparents. Their Grandma has gone into the bamboo and comes out in a matter of minutes. The two children are curious and in the middle of the bamboo, they find a dead, hollow tree. They go in, come back out and leave the bamboo. When they finally are out of the bamboo, they find out they're no longer on their grandparents farm. They are in Camelot.Reasons why I like this book-Reason 1- There is adventure.Reason 2- I could not stop [...]

    9. Another ebook for bedtime reading, and it was free. This is a book for eight-year-olds, or maybe ten. The plot is great, but the errors in grammar and spelling are myriad. Such a production is a disgrace at the best of times, but books directed at the young should be perfect in grammar and spelling. After a few chapters the 'lie' and 'lay' thing is occasional and the apostrophes appear in the right places most of the time. The vocabulary is simple but not excessively so, and that is to its credi [...]

    10. Pretty good book. More for the juvenile circuit, but I was drawn to it by the title. The story starts in Zorn, 27 BE (Before Evacuation)"The small cottage seemed to crouch beneath the oak trees that stood about it like tired old sentries with their great shaggy limbs hanging protectively about the sides." Beautiful descriptive words that hooked me immediately. The plot starts thickening as Ben Alderman sees his grandmother furtively go into a thicket of bamboo, and wonders what is in there. He g [...]

    11. This is a great book. Yes its a kids book but I love it. Its all about a 12 year old coming into himself and saving the world! Plus that auther is very nice, he will actully respond to emails sent to him. When I sent him an email I told him the story reminded me of my boyfriends nephew and he offered to send us a free copy of the book for Zavier(the nephew) and a note written just for him for free. Great guy! Defently promoting his book! I personaly think he is getting robbed because this book i [...]

    12. Too derivative. You might enjoy this book if you've never read a fantasy novel. Also, I had a hard time figuring out what drove the characters to behave how they did. Grandma was totally random.Finally, the editing was sloppy. Near the middle of the book, I had the impression the writer was rushing to finish the story.It was Ok, at best.

    13. I normally don't like this type of book, BUT this one I LOVED! Very well written and a pleasure to read! Hope there will be more from this author!

    14. I knew nothing of this book since I got it on a download frenzy from . Good book for YOUNG adult. The writing is not ground breaking but I really enjoyed the story line

    15. AwesomeI loved it It reminded me of FablehavenIt was so much fun and never wanted to stop reading about their adventure.

    16. Not badWell if it tells you anything I am currently buying the second book. Most likely going to get the next as well.

    17. Let's play a game. I'll give you a synopsis, and you tell me if you've heard of this before:Scenario A: Two children visiting their grandparents discover a secret being hidden on the farm. The children end up discovering a magic world with fairies. You know, like in Fablehaven.Scenario B: Four travelers venture from their home to a strange land. They meet up with dwarves and elves, and then walk together into the heart of the evil land. Like that little story called The Lord of the Rings.Scenari [...]

    18. I stumbled on this book by accident, but I am glad I did. I started reading it knowing that it was for a younger, juvenile audience and therefore the content didn't seem so underdeveloped. The story is of a young brother and sister who go on an adventure with their grandmother and neighbor kids to another world, almost what seems to be another dimension. The plot and characters are reminiscent of a blend of CS Lewis and Tolkein and the tales of King Arthur on a less developed scale. The cross of [...]

    19. As much as I wanted to just love this book, so far I'm not impressed. The author has the children speaking and thinking as adults one minute then the next they are acting as the young children that they are - very inconsistent and off-puttinge story does not flow; it feels choppy in spots.Also, unless there is a reason I cannot or have not seen, they spend too much time discussing how "time" works when they enter and exit the Merlin tree.While the storyline appears to be a good one, all of those [...]

    20. I enjoyed this book, but it really could use an edit. The book had a strong Narnia-like premise (a good thing) but the author created his own world and plot, that was true to the mythologies of dwarves and elves, but unique to his series. The series has alot of potential and invited exploring the world of Camelot and its parallel worlds.Weaknesses: I felt like there were a few too many characters (I started to forget who was who), and the ending seemed way too long after the last major conflict. [...]

    21. Milá fantasy pohádka pro děti 10-15, ale okouzlila i mě. Knížka je velmi čtivá, obsahuje určité napětí, ale události jsou podané právě pro děti: vždy tušíte, že vše dobře dopadne, vše přímočaře směřuje ke šťastnému konci. Charaktery ale nejsou ploché a řekla bych, že film pro děti by z toho mohl být zajímavý. Třináctý jednorožec mi velmi připomíná knížky Gartha Nixe (Garth Nix). Na u je knížka k dispozici zdarma jako e-book do Kindlu. Druhý dí [...]

    22. I forgot to review this one, but I read it last year or the year before. I can't remember which. I was intrigued by the idea of protecting unicorns, and how something bad would happen if 13 horns were collected. This was one that I did not want to put down.I particularly liked how the grandma turned out to be more than it seemed at first. No one every suspects grandma of gallivanting off to other worlds. I also liked how the elven stronghold was dealt with. I thought that was a bit of an origina [...]

    23. Just finished the YA adventure on Kindle, "The Thirteenth Unicorn". "Narnia" it is not, but it IS a delightfully captivating read with excellent characters and considerable consistency in the creation of another parallel world. Being the Young Adult that I am (barely 60!), I happily raced through the highly credible wars between elves and dwarves, witches, wicked magicians and other-worldly creatures which all focused on an ancient prophecy that a son of Man would bring to their world victory ov [...]

    24. The Thirteenth Unicorn was a wonderful fantasy. Ben and Casey while visiting their grandparents, stumble into a portal for Camelot after following their grandmother in to a bamboo patch. Ben, Casey, their grandmother along with friends Meg and Joey have to save the magical worlds from the witch. Filled with all kinds of mythical creatures. Add The Thirteenth Unicorn to the middle school library.

    25. I have no idea whether this book has a good story or not. That's because the writing was so horrible within the first three pages that I couldn't bear to keep reading it. This work clearly never had a professional editor; there are too many errors in punctuation, spelling, and even concept (for example, repeatedly referring to a two-dimensional object as one-dimensional). I've seen much better writing done on the fly in message board RPGs.Don't hurt your brain with this book.

    26. AwesomeThe Lord of the rings meets Naria is the best way to describe this book. There is lots of mystery involved with the dwarves, elvins, and mystical creatures. What started out as a slow book quickly picked up speed and had to trying hard to keep up with who is who and where they were.Children, young adults and parents will enjoy this book whether they are reading it by themselves or aloud to their children

    27. I did like this book. The concept of it was interesting and would be entertaining for young readers. There were places in it, however, that were a little wordy and took away from the story. I found myself having to reread sections because I'd gotten lost! For the most part though, the story was well written (a few spelling & grammatical errors) and I'm looking forward to reading the next book featuring Ben!

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