For November, I recommend The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. It’s a fantasy novel, a beautiful fairy tale, about (you guessed it) the last unicorn. (Or is it?) I borrowed this book from friend and fellow author Michelle Wilson (it’s her fave) and I am kicking myself for waiting over 30 years to read it! If you love beautiful prose, magic, and unicorns, you’ll want to read this book.
In this novel, our protagonist is a unicorn who believes she is the last. She leaves her enchanted wood in search of her kin and meets other species and creatures along the way. Dragons are my favorite magical creatures, but unicorns are a close second, so reading this lovely novel (which redefined what a unicorn was for me) scratched an itch I didn’t know I had.
““The Last Unicorn is the best book I have ever read. You need to read it. If you’ve already read it, you need to read it again.”—Patrick Rothfuss, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Name of the Wind
Experience the magic of Peter S. Beagle’s classic tale about a lone unicorn’s search for her kind—hailed by The Atlantic as “one of the best fantasy novels ever.”
The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone. So she ventured out from the safety of the enchanted forest on a quest for others of her kind. Joined along the way by the bumbling magician Schmendrick and the indomitable Molly Grue, the unicorn learns all about the joys and sorrows of life and love before meeting her destiny in the castle of a despondent monarch—and confronting the creature that would drive her kind to extinction...”