Thursday, May 8, 2014

BLOG TOUR: The Unicorn Thief by R.R. Russell


Danger lurks in the mist.

Twig and Ben are unicorn riders--guardians whose job it is to keep the last free unicorn herd safe. But a new danger is threatening the beautiful, mysterious creatures of Lonehorn Island. A thief from Terracornus has snuck onto the misty island and stolen Ben's loyal unicorn, Indy. There's only one path for Ben and Twig--straight into the secret, shadowy heart of the island and through the passage to Terracornus.

But their rescue mission is unexpectedly complicated by a secret Ben has been hiding. A secret about the Queen of Terracornus who has enslaved all the unicorns of Ben's homeland. A secret that could save them all--or start a war.


R.R. Russell lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest. She grew up traveling the world as an army brat and now travels the country as a coach with a non-profit judo club. She loves to read and draw, and like Twig, once spent a lot of time sketching unicorns. Visit her at


Another exciting adventure involving unicorns and the boy and girl who are trying to save them, The Unicorn Thief brings the reader right into the lives of Twig and Ben. One of the things that I like the best is how well Russell develops the setting.  For me if the setting doesn't work, the book often doesn't work as well.  The atmosphere that Russell creates is fabulous and intriguing. I also really like how thoroughly the history and biology of the unicorns is developed, it made the book that much more believable.

While Twig plays an important role in this story, it's more about Ben facing his past and his future, as well as the present.  Ben is forced to deal with things that he would much rather not.  The plot has enough twists and turns to satisfy most readers, with enough questions left unanswered to leave room for more sequels.  Recommended for readers who enjoy unicorns and plenty of adventure.

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