History Literature / UnicornsOfBalinor

22nd Aug '15 10:58:25 PM Sharysa
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But on a more helpful point, it's a surprisingly inventive, fantasy-steeped horse story. The series begins with the heroine Arianna (Ari for short) waking up in a hospital with both her legs broken from a horrific accident, barely recalling her own name -- and that of her horse, Chase. After encountering her collie Lincoln, [[ChekhovsGun who came with a ruby necklace]], she is discharged to Glacier Ridge Farm with her foster parents and a local doctor who makes sure her legs mend properly (Dr. Bohnes). Eventually she starts hearing a voice in her head whenever Chase is angry, having strange but nice dreams where a unicorn mare talks to her, and finding spiral-shaped pebbles around the stable. When her foster parents decide that they need to lease Chase out to Lori, [[AlphaBitch a wealthy and snobby girl]] who's taken a shine to him, both Ari and Chase are adamantly against it despite Ari knowing that the hefty hospital bills leave them no other choice. One spectacularly bad session with an angry Chase later, the pair decide to run away to the nearby caves -- unfortunately getting followed by Lori, who won't give up until she gets Chase. After falling through a tunnel into a strange forest, they get through it unscathed and end up in a town called Balinor. It's discovered that the animals can talk, but ever since their princess and her unicorn went missing, they have slowly begun losing their speech. Turns out that Ari ''is'' the Royal Princess and Chase is both a unicorn and the Lord of the Animals, whose horn was broken when the royal family got betrayed by the malevolent Shifter.
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But on On a more helpful point, it's a surprisingly inventive, fantasy-steeped horse story. The series begins with the heroine Arianna (Ari for short) waking up in a hospital with both her legs broken from a horrific accident, barely only recalling her own name -- and name--and that of her horse, Chase. After encountering her collie Lincoln, [[ChekhovsGun who came with a ruby necklace]], she is discharged to Glacier Ridge Farm with her foster parents and a the local doctor Dr. Bohnes, who makes sure her legs mend properly (Dr. Bohnes). properly. Eventually she starts hearing a voice in her head whenever Chase is angry, having strange but nice dreams where a unicorn mare talks to her, and finding spiral-shaped pebbles around the stable. When her foster parents decide that they need to lease Chase out to Lori, [[AlphaBitch a wealthy and snobby girl]] who's taken a shine to him, both Ari and Chase are adamantly against it despite Ari knowing that the hefty hospital bills leave them no other choice. One spectacularly bad session with an angry Chase later, the pair decide to run away to the nearby caves -- caves--and they're unfortunately getting followed by Lori, who won't give up until she gets Chase. After falling through a tunnel into a strange forest, they get through it unscathed and end up in a town called Balinor. It's discovered that the animals can talk, but ever since their princess and her unicorn went missing, they have slowly begun losing their speech. Turns out that Ari ''is'' the Royal Princess and Princess, while Chase is both a unicorn and the Lord of the Animals, whose Animals. His horn was broken when the royal family got betrayed by the malevolent Shifter.

* BlondesAreEvil: Lori Carmichael is selfish, whiny and immature compared to the ''[[SeriousBusiness bronze]]''-haired protagonist. However, it's not likely Lori dyes it since she is, in fact, fourteen -- and CharacterDevelopment smooths her out a bit. * BondCreatures: Every Royal Princess is Bonded to the (current) Lord of the Animals to ensure that the [[TalkingAnimal creatures of their world can talk]]. When Ari and Chase were wounded amnesiacs recuperating in our world, it was not a good thing, but they recover.
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* BlondesAreEvil: Lori Carmichael is selfish, whiny and immature compared to the ''[[SeriousBusiness bronze]]''-haired bronze-haired protagonist. However, it's not likely Lori dyes it since she is, in fact, fourteen -- and is also a wealthy fourteen-year-old--and CharacterDevelopment smooths her out a bit. * BondCreatures: Every Royal Princess is Bonded to the (current) Lord of the Animals to ensure that the [[TalkingAnimal creatures of their world can talk]]. When Ari and Chase were wounded amnesiacs recuperating in our world, it was not wasn't a good thing, but they recover.

* HeroesWantRedheads: Finn, who starts out asking Arianna far too many uncomfortable questions about [[KingIncognito herself]] and [[PaperThinDisguise her unicorn]], ends up being liked by both girls though [[spoiler:absolutely nothing comes of it at the end]].
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* HeroesWantRedheads: Finn, who starts out asking Arianna far too many uncomfortable questions about [[KingIncognito herself]] and [[PaperThinDisguise her unicorn]], ends up being liked by both girls though [[spoiler:absolutely nothing comes of it at the end]].girls.

* [[MagicMirror Magic Pool]]: Celestial Unicorn Atalanta uses one to keep track of things in Balinor. * TheMasquerade: Inverted in the beginning -- neither Ari nor Chase even ''remembered'' who they were, and thus the masquerade was imposed upon ''them'' to ensure their safe recovery and to make sure the Shifter wouldn't find them. Played straight several times later, when using their real identities would be risky.
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* [[MagicMirror Magic Pool]]: The Celestial Unicorn unicorn Atalanta uses one to keep track of things in Balinor. * TheMasquerade: Inverted in the beginning -- neither beginning--neither Ari nor Chase even ''remembered'' remembered who they were, and thus the masquerade was imposed upon ''them'' by others to ensure their safe recovery and to make sure the Shifter wouldn't find them. Played straight several times later, when using their real identities would be risky.

* RuleOfThree: Ari does three tests to restore the sceptre to its true power, undergoes three trials in ''By Fire, By Moonlight,'' and she actually has two older brothers which makes her the [[YoungestChildWins youngest of three]].
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* RuleOfThree: Ari does three tests to restore the sceptre to its true power, undergoes three trials in ''By Fire, By Moonlight,'' and she actually has two older brothers which makes her the [[YoungestChildWins youngest of three]].

* {{Unicorn}}: Well yeah.
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* {{Unicorn}}: Well Well, yeah.
22nd Aug '15 10:53:08 PM Sharysa
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* RuleOfThree: Ari does three tests to restore the sceptre to its true power, undergoes three trials in ''By Fire, By Moonlight,'', and she actually has two older brothers which makes her the [[YoungestChildWins youngest of three]].
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* RuleOfThree: Ari does three tests to restore the sceptre to its true power, undergoes three trials in ''By Fire, By Moonlight,'', Moonlight,'' and she actually has two older brothers which makes her the [[YoungestChildWins youngest of three]].
22nd Aug '15 10:50:14 PM Sharysa
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Both the necklace and the stones Ari found were actually parts of Chase's horn, which she eventually restores, but that's nowhere near the end of their troubles: They still have to defeat the Shifter. When ''that's'' done, Ari needs to earn the right to continue as the Royal Princess through three trials that test her leadership and diplomatic skills--and even when both of those tasks are done, the latest book ends when she begins the search for her parents.
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Both the necklace and the stones Ari found were actually parts of Chase's horn, which she eventually restores, but that's nowhere near the end of their troubles: They still have to defeat the Shifter. When ''that's'' done, Ari needs to earn the right to continue as the Royal Princess through three trials that test her leadership and diplomatic skills--and even when both of those tasks are done, the latest book ends when she begins the search for her parents. parents and brothers.
22nd Aug '15 10:49:54 PM Sharysa
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After falling through a tunnel into a strange forest, they get through it unscathed and end up in a town called Balinor. It's discovered that the animals can talk, but ever since their princess and her unicorn went missing, they have slowly begun losing their speech. Turns out that Ari ''is'' the Royal Princess and Chase is both a unicorn and the Lord of the Animals, whose horn was broken when the royal family got betrayed by the malevolent Shifter. Both the necklace and the stones Ari found were parts of Chase's horn, which she eventually restores, but that's nowhere near the end of their troubles: They still have to defeat the Shifter. When ''that's'' done, Ari needs to earn the right to continue as the Royal Princess through three trials that test her leadership and diplomatic skills -- and even when both of those tasks are done, the series ends when she begins the search for her parents.
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After falling through a tunnel into a strange forest, they get through it unscathed and end up in a town called Balinor. It's discovered that the animals can talk, but ever since their princess and her unicorn went missing, they have slowly begun losing their speech. Turns out that Ari ''is'' the Royal Princess and Chase is both a unicorn and the Lord of the Animals, whose horn was broken when the royal family got betrayed by the malevolent Shifter. Shifter. Both the necklace and the stones Ari found were actually parts of Chase's horn, which she eventually restores, but that's nowhere near the end of their troubles: They still have to defeat the Shifter. When ''that's'' done, Ari needs to earn the right to continue as the Royal Princess through three trials that test her leadership and diplomatic skills -- and skills--and even when both of those tasks are done, the series latest book ends when she begins the search for her parents.parents.
22nd Aug '15 10:48:53 PM Sharysa
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* RuleOfThree: Ari does three tests to restore the sceptre to its true power, undergoes three trials in ''By Fire, By Moonlight,'', and she actually has two older brothers which makes her the [[YoungestChildWins youngest of three]].
22nd Aug '15 10:46:01 PM Sharysa
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* {{Veganopia}}: A logical conclusion since [[IntellectualAnimal the animals of Balinor]] [[TalkingAnimal can all talk]]. Probably helps that Balinor has magic to prevent vitamin deficiencies.
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* {{Veganopia}}: A logical conclusion Everyone is vegetarian since [[IntellectualAnimal the animals of Balinor]] [[TalkingAnimal can all talk]]. Probably helps that Balinor has magic to prevent vitamin deficiencies.
30th Nov '13 1:51:16 PM Sharysa
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But on a more helpful point, it's a surprisingly inventive, fantasy-steeped horse story. The series begins with the heroine Arianna (Ari for short) waking up in a hospital with both her legs broken from a horrific accident, barely recalling her own name -- and that of her horse, Chase. After encountering her collie Lincoln, who has [[ChekhovsGun an extremely well-crafted ruby necklace]], she is discharged to Glacier Ridge Farm with her foster parents and a local doctor who makes sure her legs mend properly (Dr. Bohnes). Eventually she starts hearing a voice in her head whenever Chase is angry, having strange but nice dreams where a unicorn mare talks to her, and finding spiral-shaped pebbles around the stable.
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But on a more helpful point, it's a surprisingly inventive, fantasy-steeped horse story. The series begins with the heroine Arianna (Ari for short) waking up in a hospital with both her legs broken from a horrific accident, barely recalling her own name -- and that of her horse, Chase. After encountering her collie Lincoln, who has [[ChekhovsGun an extremely well-crafted who came with a ruby necklace]], she is discharged to Glacier Ridge Farm with her foster parents and a local doctor who makes sure her legs mend properly (Dr. Bohnes). Eventually she starts hearing a voice in her head whenever Chase is angry, having strange but nice dreams where a unicorn mare talks to her, and finding spiral-shaped pebbles around the stable.
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