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By Frank Gauntlett
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 206
Book Size 20 x 137 x 210 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 1 Apr 2017
Subject Classification Myth & legend told as fiction

For ages: 12+ years old

When the Old World stopped believing in good Elves, Yetis, Fairies, Centaurs & such, those magical ‘mythological’ creatures established a comfortable Village colony in huge caverns beneath the Australian outback. But the battle between good and evil never ends. The Bad Guys – led by Spindox Corporation’s sinister CEO Nick Unseely – are massing and moving out of their huge glass pyramid headquarters rising from the Australian Bush; A terrifying Hag is sent to steal the Good Guys’ powerful relic – a real Unicorn horn, an Alicorn. Scores of Good Guys are consigned to Unseely’s subterranean prison but these Good Guys don’t give up easily – nor do their friends. Our trusted children’s fiction reviewer Sam Capell said this about Alicorn: “Trolls, wizards, unicorns, elves, gnomes and more all add up to a brilliant read in this well-written journey. Just one of many things I liked was the unique way of writing, going from one characters perspective to another, leaving cliff-hangers everywhere. Another is the incredible array of characters, beings and places, from wizards to leprechauns, trolls to unicorns, outback Australia to the devious Spindox corporation. In this book, myth meets reality with some big consequences. Evil pits its strength against good with varying degrees of success, and when humans come into the mix, things get serious. This was a thrilling read with lots of descriptive language, almost too much at times! Fans of J.K Rowling will be elated to add this novel to their collection.”


Frank Gauntlett