Monday, August 14, 2017

The Blue Unicorn's Journey To OSM

The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm
by Sybrina Durant


GENRE: Teen Fantasy Book



The book is about a little blue unicorn who was born into a magical metal-horned tribe of unicorns.  He is expected to save the tribe from the evil sorcerer, Magh but how will he be able to do that with no metal and no magic?  Read the book to find out how a plain blue unicorn comes of age with the help of a brave stag and a loyal firebird.  The book is meant for teen readers and anyone else who love unicorn stories with lots of pictures.

The two little squirrels had been chomping on nuts the entire time Blue and Gaiso spoke.  They enjoyed their meal so much that, watching them made Blue remember how hungry he was. His mouth watered and he did not even like acorns. 

“I am famished!” he thought.  He had several of Chef Tinam’s ready-to-eat meals in his backpack.  With his cloven hoof, he pulled out two tins.  One was labeled “Vegetable Barley Soup” and the other had “Sweet Red Beets sprinkled with Blueberries” printed on it in squiggly writing.  

Tinam’s to-go containers were designed so that anyone could easily open them with a touch of a stick, an antler, a finger or anything solid.  Blue tapped the top of each can with his horn. 

The lids rolled back, releasing delicious aromas.  The beets smelled like freshly turned up dirt after a light rain.  They had been roasted just enough to make them taste slightly sweet. 

The blueberries smelled so tart that the back of Blue’s tongue started tingling.  This earthy chow smelled like home to the hungry unicorn.

Oura’s eyes popped wide open with wonder.  It amazed the squirrel to see food could be preserved by such a magical process.  “Ooh, that smells wonderful.  May I have a taste?”

Blue was quick to reply, "Yes, please have some. Everyone…please have some.  Tinam is a great chef.” He was happy to share his magical feast with anyone who wanted a sample.

“Tinam certainly has a wonderful talent for preserving foods," Springen gushed.  She was impressed. 

Having an interest both in fanciful creatures having adventures and the search for better lives, I thought this book called to me. It is written on a middle grade level, with some words needing a bit more work to figure out, mainly the very creative names given to the characters. The author does a wonderful job of world building.
It is a story of good vs evil, about how circumstances can change the direction of our lives.
Not everything is as it seems and many things take their own time to show their true colors.
It is a story about ethics and loyalty, about facing fears and making tough choices.
Unlike a famous reindeer with a different sort of nose than his herd, Blue's tribe accepts his difference and includes him. Blue, however, chooses to make his difference hold him back, limit his inclusion. In other ways, he is more open to friendships among people not of his breed than are the other unicorns. The story is very good but this book has messages on additional levels.
I recommend it to readers of fantasy fiction and those who appreciate deeper meaning in the stories they read.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I am the author of the "Learn To Tie A Tie With The Rabbit and The Fox" series of instructional books for boys and girls. I also co-write, edit and publish children's books by other authors, Sandi Johnson (Children's books) and Britt Brundige (Tween graphic novel). For the older crowd, there's a little bit of romance by Historical Regency Romance author, Gina Rose.

I am also the publisher of the 4 volume set - Sybrina's Phrase Thesaurus.


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  1. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  2. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. This book looks so special - I think my daughter might love it!

  4. Thanks so much for this wonderful opportunity to share The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm Illustrated Book for teens with your readers. I really appreciate it. :)


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