The Last Unicorn

The Last Unicorn #1

Peter S. Beagle

fiction classics fantasy young adult
adventurous mysterious fast-paced

294 pages | first published 1968

Maidens who caught a glimpse of her glory were blessed by enchantment they would never forget. But outside her wondrous realm, dark whispers and rumours carried a message she could not ignore: "Unicorns are gone from the world. "

Aided by a bumbling magician and an indomitable spinster, she set out to learn the truth. but she feared even her immortal wisdom meant nothing in a world where a mad king's curse and terror incarnate lived only to stalk the last unicorn to her doom...

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Moods

adventurous 92%
hopeful 55%
reflective 44%
emotional 42%
lighthearted 34%
funny 31%
inspiring 31%
mysterious 31%
sad 31%
relaxing 18%
dark 5%
challenging 2%
tense 2%

Pace

medium 46%
fast 35%
slow 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 63% | Plot: 36%

Strong character development?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 9% | N/A: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 18% | Yes: 15%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 10% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.12