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The Unicorn Creed (Songs from the Seashell Archives #2)

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  207 ratings  ·  9 reviews
In Song of Sorcery, Book 1 of Songs from the Seashell Archives, hearthwitch Maggie Brown met minstrel Colin Songsmith and a unicorn named Moonshine while saving both her sister and the kingdom. All in a quest's work for a girl who can magically do anything she can convince her power is housework. To reward Maggie, the king makes her a princess . . .
Paperback, 341 pages
Published February 1st 1983 by Bantam Books (first published January 1983)
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A brilliantly clever continuation of the Argonian series, where we follow Maggie, Colin, Moonshine and their various compatriots, friends, and loves through a breathlessly warm, tantalizingly tart, and wonderfully funny narrative filled with magical and non-magical life in all its glorious, messy, frustrating, hilarious happenstance. Scarborough brings a beautiful elegance and masterful manipulation of language to her work while simultaneously twisting tired fantasy tropes into surprisingly fres ...more
I really wanted to like this. The characters were interesting, the plot held promise, but it was all buried under a mountain of leaden words. Pseudo-archaic, fake-formal words. I pushed through for a while, then put it down. I picked it up again a few days later, but I just couldn't find the trees in the forest of words. Sorry.
drôle et donc distrayant Vite lu mais aussi vite oublié ! Supporte mal la relecture en tant qu'adulte A réserver aux jeunes lecteurs qui partent à la découverte de la fantaisie
had looked forward to this book, hoping i9t would be whimsical and fun. It just wasn't clever enough to hold my attention,, and I just stopped reading t after about 75 pages, which is rare for me.
Jan 04, 2010 Carol rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Maggie Brown was a perfect character for me to identify with in High School. She even had a best guy pal and a unicorn! Problem was how to keep the virgin-obsessed unicorn and still enjoy the guy. ;)
In this Sequel to Song of Sorcery Maggie Brown, hearth craft witch, is not about to marry. Much better to set of questing for Moonshine's laws.
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Kristi said mom used to read this to us when we were little.
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Elizabeth Ann Scarborough was born March 23, 1947, and lives in the Puget Sound area of Washington. Elizabeth won a Nebula Award in 1989 for her novel The Healer's War, and has written more than a dozen other novels. She has collaborated with Anne McCaffrey, best-known for creating the Dragonriders of Pern, to produce the Petaybee Series and the Acorna Series.
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