History Literature / TheUnicornChronicles

27th Jul '16 9:38:32 PM Emma99999
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* CrypticBackgroundReference: Loads of them, ranging from Grimwold's cousin Droopwillow in the first book to Firethroat's mention of Luster's hidden seventh dragon in the final.


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** Not exactly. Her parents are identified as 'Ian and Martha [[spoiler: Hunter]]' in a [[FreezeFrameBonus single line]] very early on, [[RewatchBonus long before]] the reader has a clue that theirs is a name of any significance.


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* GoshdangItToHeck:
**Medafil, with endless variation.
*** "Dingfangled pointy things! No, not that. Grambabbit, where is that spartbongle anyway?"
** And to some degree [[TheUnintelligible the Squijum]], although with him it's usually something like referring to unicorns as [[BigStupidDoodooHead 'mean hornheads']].


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* MeaningfulName: Much is made of Cara's last name, of course, but it's worth noting that her middle name is [[spoiler:[[Characters/ClassicalMythologyOlympians Diana]]]].


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* SpellMyNameWithAThe: The Dimblethum.
13th Jul '16 5:35:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[RedheadedHero Redheaded Heroine]]
4th Jun '16 5:10:57 PM Jayalaw
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* BalefulPolymorph:
** Ivy is actually [[spoiler:a unicorn changed into a human by a protection spell. The spell reverses in ''Song of the Wanderer''.]]
** [[spoiler:Cara is turned into a unicorn in ''The Last Hunt'' so that she can outrun her pursuers. She doesn't change back by the end of the book.]]


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* BittersweetEnding: In ''The Last Hunt'' [[spoiler:the Hunters are defeated, Luster is saved from being destroyed, Rocky becomes the king of the delvers, and Cara's parent finally reunite. But . . . Cara has to MercyKill Beloved and is stuck in unicorn form, meaning she can never return to Earth and neither can her parents, the Dimblethum is dead, and M'Gama and Zamza are comatose while helping the world heal.]]


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* CallingTheOldManOut: Cara to Ivy in ''Song of the Wanderer'' for lying to her [[spoiler:about everything]]. [[spoiler:Cara's mother follows suit off-screen in ''The Last Hunt''.]]
* CantArgueWithElves: Deconstructed. [[spoiler:The reason why the unicorns are so pure of heart and suffering from ChronicHeroSyndrome is because they forcibly removed their flaws and negative traits, as revealed in ''Dark Whispers''. Said whispers are the combination of those flaws, still living and acting as TheCorrupter to anyone who will listen.]]


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* TheCorrupter: The titular Dark Whispers [[spoiler:corrupts the delver king and the Dimblethum]].


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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: The first man who wrote about hunting unicorns actually happened to come across one already dead and wrote a lie about slaying it and how fierce the unicorns are. When he realized the damage he had done, so that the unicorns were no longer safe on Earth, he tried to recant but died with the legend still intact.


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* MercyKill: Cara [[spoiler:in unicorn form]] does this to [[spoiler:Beloved, healing the horn shard trapped in her heart and keeping her in eternal, living pain. Beloved rapidly ages from the healing and dies in peace, without pain.]]
* MoralityChain: Cara for [[spoiler:her father. When Beloved takes Cara hostage, he pulls a HeelFaceTurn.]]


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* WouldHurtAChild: Beloved would certainly [[spoiler:hurt her own great-great-great-great-granddaughter.]]
12th Feb '16 5:50:17 PM randomtiger
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* SoulJar: Cara briefly carries a dragon's soul jar in the first book, and [[spoiler:astonishes the dragon by immediately returning it. In gratitude, the dragon grants her [[{{Omniglot}} the gift of languages]].]]

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* SoulJar: Cara briefly carries a dragon's soul jar in the first book, and [[spoiler:astonishes the dragon Firethroat by immediately returning it. In gratitude, the dragon grants her [[{{Omniglot}} the gift of languages]].]]
4th Aug '15 2:24:52 PM Jocasta
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* TheAloner: The Guardian of Memory

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* TheAloner: The Guardian of MemoryActionGirl: Several, including Belle, and M'Gama.
* ActionMom: Both [[spoiler: Cara's mother and Ivy Morris]].


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* TheAtoner: The Guardian of Memory


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* DarkActionGirl: Beloved surprisingly enough proves to a formidable fighter.
11th Jan '15 7:25:47 PM thevisualboy37
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* TouchTelepathy: Ynicorns need physical contact in order to speak to people telepathically.

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* TouchTelepathy: Ynicorns Unicorns need physical contact in order to speak to people telepathically.
14th Nov '14 9:15:09 PM thevisualboy37
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* TheSquadette: Belle, who is part of the Queen's Guard.
14th Nov '14 9:14:14 PM thevisualboy37
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* ScheduleSlip: Fiveish years between the first book and the second, and another nine years between the second and the third. The fourth came out two years from the third's publication. If you were a child when the first book came out, you've probably graduated from college by now.
* TheSquadette: Belle, who is part of the Queen's Guard.
23rd Oct '13 8:27:51 PM Vasha
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''The Unicorn Chronicles'' is a young adult series by fantasy writer Creator/BruceCoville, chronicling the journey of a young girl named Cara through [[AnotherDimension Luster]], [[MagicLand a land populated primarily by]] {{unicorn}}s. Pursued by mysterious forces, she is forced to leave behind her life as an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent and is sent to Luster by her grandmother with a mission to deliver a message to the Old One. Along the way, she uncovers the history of Luster and the unicorns, as well as some amazing things about her own family.

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''The '''The Unicorn Chronicles'' Chronicles''' is a young adult series by fantasy writer Creator/BruceCoville, chronicling the journey of a young girl named Cara through [[AnotherDimension Luster]], [[MagicLand a land populated primarily by]] {{unicorn}}s. Pursued by mysterious forces, she is forced to leave behind her life as an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent and is sent to Luster by her grandmother with a mission to deliver a message to the Old One. Along the way, she uncovers the history of Luster and the unicorns, as well as some amazing things about her own family.



* Into The Land of The Unicorns (1994)
* The Song of The Wanderer (1999)
* Dark Whispers (2008)
* The Last Hunt (2010)

Also, Coville's anthology ''A Glory Of Unicorns'' includes a short story about the Guardian of Memory, told from Ivy Morris' point of view.

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* Into The ''Into the Land of The Unicorns the Unicorns'' (1994)
* The ''The Song of The Wanderer the Wanderer'' (1999)
* Dark Whispers ''Dark Whispers'' (2008)
* The ''The Last Hunt Hunt'' (2010)

Also, Coville's anthology ''A Glory Of of Unicorns'' includes a short story about the Guardian of Memory, told from Ivy Morris' Morris's point of view.



* BiggerOnTheInside: Thomas' cart.

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* BiggerOnTheInside: Thomas' Thomas's cart.
4th Oct '13 8:07:48 AM morenohijazo
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* ThemeNaming: The centaurs have Greek names.
* TrueNeutral: Luster's dragons. [[spoiler: Until The Last Hunt, anyway.]]

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* ThemeNaming: The centaurs have Greek names.
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* TrueNeutral: Luster's dragons. [[spoiler: Until The Last Hunt, anyway.]]TouchTelepathy: Ynicorns need physical contact in order to speak to people telepathically.
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