Dark Whispers by Bruce Coville

Dark Whispers (Unicorn Chronicles, #3)Dark Whispers by Bruce Coville

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After finally finding a copy of the hardcover (this doesn’t exist in paperback) I devoured this book too. It is the third book in the series and there is a lot going on here in this book. It shows by how much bigger it is than the last two books in the series.

Continuing the plot in the magical land of Luster Cara is given the task of learning a story from the Chiron, leader of the centaurs. However, their trip does not go as planned. The group of five start out easily but soon enough the three unicorns, two humans, and dwarf are split into three groups each with their own objective as the plot to hunt and kill the unicorns thickens.

I’m fully tempted to go back and reread this book again as I said there are many things going on in this book. We find out about the rainbow prison, meet the mysterious Fallon, playful Rajiv, and the unpredictable dragon, Ebillan, as well as a handful of Centaurs.

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The Book of the Goddess by Anna Livia Plurabelle

The Book of the GoddessThe Book of the Goddess by Anna Livia Plurabelle

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is a very short little ebook that can only be found at www.sacredtexts.com (look under the women’s tab). I read it one day while looking for a different text on the site. The author starts out by saying that she cobbled together a belief system from other belief systems (which she claims is how all other belief systems are made).

However it was refreshing to read about a relief system based on the feminine given that modern religion is all based on the masculine (not saying that it’s bad, it just is what is and as a women I liked her take on things).

It made for an interesting religious read as she had compiled some hymns and prayers to the Goddess and all her various forms as the author has laid them out. It is a quick read for the open minded person.

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Song of the Wanderer by Bruce Coville

Song of the Wanderer (Unicorn Chronicles, #2)Song of the Wanderer by Bruce Coville

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As with the first book in this series, I devoured this as a slightly older adolescent. The story continues on in the magical world of Luster. We meet more magnificent creatures and have more adventures as the plot thickens and becomes more mysterious.

Our heroine is Cara, a girl from Earth who has flung herself into another world to escape the man following her. Last book we met a unicorn, the Dimblethum, the Squijum, and the Delvers. This time we meet a dragon, the Chronicle Keeper, and a gryphon in the attempt to figure out just what exactly is going on in Luster.

This is my second or third time reading this book and I still enjoyed it. The magic has not dulled with this book either and I cannot recommend them enough for those who can still find them. I am not a big audiobook consumer, but the audio versions can still be found on Amazon.com.

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Into the Land of the Unicorns by Bruce Coville

Into the Land of the Unicorns (Unicorn Chronicles, #1)Into the Land of the Unicorns by Bruce Coville

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As a teenager (and an adult) I liked unicorns, so my mother bought me this book, Into the Land of the Unicorns. One night I couldn’t sleep, found the book and read it all in one night. I was instantly hooked, and still am. It reads quicker now as an adult as it is more of a YA/children’s book, but I still love it.

I recently found the last two books in this series (they are hard to find, only in hardcover or audio files really) and wanted to reread the first two books before reading the last two (as a book lover does).

Rereading them as adult has not dulled the magic these books emitted as young teenager the first time I read them. I also mentioned these books the Thrice Read Tag I did on my blog and my statement there is true here. These are and will be my most reread books.

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The Buddhist Catechism by Henry S. Olcott

The Buddhist CatechismThe Buddhist Catechism by Henry Steel Olcott
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As someone who has only briefly brushed the topic of Buddhism (Karma & Reincarnation) this little ebook answered a lot of questions and fleshed out some the things I only knew a little about.

Presented in question and answer style with several introductions included and an appendix this is a handy little book for those of us wanted to know more about Buddhism. I found it informative, but I believe this is made for more of an introduction or primer to Buddhism as there are several aspects that could have been delved into further.

If you are like me and want to know more about Buddhism, for curiosity’s sake or maybe you’re looking at it as a new religion, this would be a good place to start.

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Clairvoyance and Occult Powers by William Walker Atkinson

Clairvoyance and Occult PowersClairvoyance and Occult Powers by William Walker Atkinson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

There is a ton of information crammed into this book. It’s clear the author has written about this subject before and has experience with it. He even provides further reading and recommendations at the end of the book.

Not everyone is going to like this book as it does deal with certain beliefs that not everyone is into, however if you are into this sort of thing (clairvoyance, clairaudience, telepathy, telekinesis, psychic influence, and the “laying on of hands”. Even astral travel is mentioned and takes up about half the book.

The author quotes other writers and his other books quite often in order to make a point or further explain the concepts therein. There are exercises to develop your psychic powers should you choose to do so.

It is very well written and full of information. Every angle is sufficiently explained. If you’re looking to learn more about what clairvoyance and occult powers are, I’d start with this free ebook off Amazon.

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Bullfinch’s Mythology by Thomas Bullfinch

Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable / The Legends of Charlemagne / The Age of Chivalry (Laurel Classic)Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable / The Legends of Charlemagne / The Age of Chivalry by Thomas Bulfinch

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is a very good introduction into mythology. I’ve had a long interest in mythology, Greek particularly, which had led me to already know many of the stories contained in this novel. I will admit that some of the myths were told in a new way to me, which made them new to me.

I’ve not had much experience with Norse mythology or the legends of Charlemagne, so both of those were quite fun to read as they were new to me. I’ve read the free little Amazon ebook on King Arthur and his Knights, so many of those myths were familiar, but I enjoyed rereading them again anyway.

However, I wasn’t impressed by the lengthy discussions on The Illiad, The Odyssey, Beowulf, and other epic poems. Granted, they are important pieces of mythology, but I feel that they should be studied on their own, not in collection with other mythological stories.

Overall, it’s a good introduction into mythology, and a good resource.

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