Friday, January 22, 2010

Middle-Grade Review: Dark Whispers

Today's review is written by my 12-year old son, Craig. He read Dark Whispers, book 3 in The Unicorn Chronicles series by Bruce Coville. This is Craig's favorite series. It's an exciting fantasy adventure about a young girl, Cara, who's trying to save the unicorns from extinction. He says that boys shouldn't be afraid to read this series just because it's about unicorns! It's full of suspense and action, and both boys and girls in his class are enjoying the series. Here's his summary of Dark Whispers (I haven't read the book myself, so his summary might include some spoilers):

Cara is on a quest to the Centaur’s valley to get a story about the Whisperer to figure out who it is and where it came from. Cara’s father is also on a quest to find Cara’s mother and rescue her from the rainbow prison.

In Cara’s quest she gets attacked by delvers and gets thrown in an underground dungeon. There she meets a delver that was charged for treason. They escaped together and got out alive. On Cara’s dads quest he has found some friends that accompany him on his journey to the rainbow prison.

The climax of the story is when Cara achieves her goal and obtains the story of the Whisperer. The price she had to pay for the story was unthinkable. Cara makes her way back to the queen of the unicorns to tell her the story of the Whisperer. She has to make haste before the hunters come and hunt down the unicorns to extinction.

Craig says the book ends with a cliff-hanger - he can't wait to read the next one in the series!

1 comment:

Jan von Harz said...

Craig's review is great and has put me on a quest to locate this series. It sound very exciting. Thanks for sharing.