Claire Martinson still worries about her older sister Sophie, who battled a mysterious illness last year. But things are back to normal as they move into Windermere Manor … until the sisters climb a strange ladder in a fireplace and enter the magical land of Arden.
There, they find a world in turmoil. The four guilds of magic no longer trust each other. The beloved unicorns have disappeared, and terrible wraiths roam freely. Scared, the girls return home. But when Sophie vanishes in the night, it will take all of Claire’s courage to climb back up the ladder, find her sister, and uncover the unicorns’ greatest secret.
Blending the timeless feel of The Chronicles of Narnia with Frozen’s powerful themes of identity and sisterhood, The Unicorn Quest will draw you into a magical world you’ll never want to leave.
What a lovely and cute middle grade fantasy!! Excellent sibling relationship, excellent fantasy world building and has a good level of intrigue and mild peril hehe! I am really looking forward to reading the follow up too, especially after the ending!!
Talking a bit more about the world building, I really liked the magic and society set up. I’d liked to have known a little more about the royalists and how they kept up their traditions and so forth.
And as I typically do, I loved the questing element! I also love the unknown elements – part of me was yelling at Claire “you’re 11 and know nothing about this world, what are you doing??!” Hehe! But I love her bravery and determination.