A Dark Inheritance (Unicorne Files #1)
When Michael Malone discovers his supernatural ability to alter reality, he is recruited by an organization dedicated to investigating strange and paranormal phenomena. He joins in hopes of finding his father, who mysteriously vanished three years earlier. Michael's first task is ...more
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When Michael saves a dog in a clifftop rescue is the opening line to the synopsis on the back of the book. You may be forgiven for thinking that this book sounds unappealing and pass this one by, but you would be sadly mistaken....
This is a cracking book by Chris D'Lacey. It has been about two years since his last published book. He has since moved house and county which has perhaps had some influence on his latest book. This is the first b ...more
“It was the day Mom took the coast road to school. The day I tried to save a suicidal husky. One day before I would begin to wonder if my father was still alive.”
Say what? I needed to keep reading to find out what was going on with Michael Malone – main character and alterer of reality. Y ...more
I’ve heard great things about Chris D’Lacey’s oth ...more
Science fiction, mystery, paranormal activity, alternate realities, action/adventure. A Dark Inheritance by Chris d'Lacey has a little bit of everything!
Author d'Lacey drops the reader right in to the story without a lot of set-up, which I've always found to be a thrilling way to start a book. We, the reader, get to learn and discover along with the characters. So when teenager Michael is surprised by his own sudden appearan ...more
While this book did have the potential to be truly interesting, and an intense read, it fell a litt ...more
A Dark Inheritance is about a young boy, Michael Malone, who discovers that he has the abillity to ‘time jump’ or alter reality. A secret organization, called UNICORNE, recruits him, and he soon discovers that his father had the power to alter reality and worked with UNICORNE, too. Michael’s father vanished 3 years previously. The first time Michael time jumps, he saves the life of a siberian husky named Trace ,who was about to jump off a cliff. As his first excursion for UNICORNE, he must uncov ...more
I really wished the whole UNICORNE was not in the book. It really wasn’t needed for the second half of the story. (I can’t help it. I like the Odd Thomas novels). I just thought it would have made a better children’s story if the hero learned his powers and solved the case by himself. UNICORNE really didn’t do anything. Michael would just report to them. Chant ...more
Buzzwords: Paranormal, Ghosts, Death, Family, Secret Organizations, Mind powers, Multiverse
It was just an ordinary day – until it wasn’t. When Michael and his family are stopped on a bridge on the way to school, and he sees a dog about to jump, he rushes out to save it = and inadvertently alters reality. When a secret organization called UNICORNE approaches him about his new skill, Michael quickly gets sucked into investigating a murder, a haunting, and his father’s disappearance… ...more
I enjoyed the book so much. It's aimed at an age group lower, probably young teens, maybe like 12+, so it was a pretty easy ...more
A Dark Inheritance is the first novel in a new series by Chris d'Lacey, "The UNICORNE Files". This book revolves around Michael, a boy who finds he is able to travel briefly between alternate realities, especially in emergency situations. Michael is contacted by a secret agency, UNICORNE, that studies paranormal and unexplained phenomena. They are very interested in Michael's "abilities", but they also have information that Michael is totally unprepared for: his father, who mysteriously disappea...more
This new action-adventure series will appeal to a wide range of readers. Chris D'Lacey writes a captivating story of a boy who possesses an extraordinary, but dark talent, who is unexpectedly dragged into a chilling mystery. Don't be dissuaded by the book's use of the word "UNICORNE" as I originally was. I can assure you ...more
Wow. That was quite simply, awesome. This was my first Chris D'Lacey book and I really want to read his dragon series now! It isn't something I would have picked up normally because I am not huge on paranormal books but I really enjoyed this one for some reason.
This book is actually quite creepy for MG. There's a dead girl who probably isn't on Michael's side, a ruthless secret org ...more
I personally found this book t ...more
- he saves a dog and his leads to a chain of improbable and disconnected events
- mix of science fiction, mystery, fantasy, and adventure
- author tries too hard to make a novel that fits too many genres
- looks like the first in a series of books
- reading level: gr.6
- interest level: gr. 6-9
Originally his writing was confined to songs and he didn't turn to fiction until he was 32. His first piece of work was a 250,000 word ...more