Title: Journey to Osm: The Blue Unicorn’s Tale
Author: Sybrina Durant
No Metal Means No Magic in the magical metal-horned unicorn tribe.
Can a unicorn with neither manage to save his tribe from extinction?
If you enjoyed reading Lord of the Rings, Alice In Wonderland or even Watership Downs, you might just love this purely fanciful unicorn fantasy about a tribe of unicorns stranded a universe away from their home world of Unimaise. It is full of magic, adventure and sciencey stuff plus a little bit of love and war.
Facing extinction, the Metal-Horned Unicorns of MarBryn are desperate for hope. Any hope. . .So when the Oracle reveals the prophecy promising just that, the remaining members of the tribe pin their future on the birth of a young foal. Hope becomes despair when the baby unicorn is born without metal. . .because without metal there is no magic. And without magic, this little blue newborn has no chance to defeat the evil sorcerer that has imprisoned all of MarBryn. Magh’s rule proves both harsh and brutal and by the time Blue comes of age there are only twelve metal-horns left in all of MarBryn. Eleven can claim some form of metal based magic. . .but one must get by on sheer grit, will, and the desire to avenge his parents untimely deaths. Like most of the metal-horns, Blue disregards the prophecy as nonsense, but driven by his insecurities, he covertly trains for a fight he’s ill-equipped to win.And then hope comes back around. For Blue…For the Metal Horn Unicorns of MarBryn …But can a unicorn with no metal … no magic … answer the call of fate?
The Blue Unicorn’s Journey To Osm Illustrated book was a feast for the eyes but the story was short and left readers wanting to know more. This novel is the expanded version of that story.
If you read it and love it, please share your thoughts with others. Here’s what others have had to say about it”
I always love a good underdog story, and this was definitely one of those. After being born with a plain blue horn, Blue is secluded from his tribe. No metal, no magic has been the chant he has heard his entire life. But when things begin to happen, and the Oracle sees Blue as the hero of his tribe, he decides to go on a journey to find out if a unicorn without a metal horn can be the savior his tribe needs.
This is a beautiful YA fantasy that includes all the great elements of an epic quest. I think my favorite part was the fact that the story is about unicorns of all creatures because it’s not something you see very often. The author has created an immersive world in Journey to Osm.