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Secrets of the Scepter (Unicorns of Balinor #6)

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Beginning a pilgrimage to learn the powers of the recently acquired Royal Scepter, Princess Arianna hopes to reach the celestial unicorns before the evil Shifter attacks again.
Paperback, 113 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Scholastic
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Amara Tanith
I'm very glad to be near finished with this series. When it started out weak, I was sure it was going to get better. Unless something amazing happens in the last two books, it looks like I was wrong--things have actually gotten worse over the course of the past few books. Ari has turned into one of the worst Sues I've ever read, and any nostalgia I had for this series has been duly purged.

Really, I'm genuinely confused as to how I could ever have enjoyed this series. As I am now, it hits just ab
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Mar 02, 2015 rated it liked it
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The books are easy reading and much easier understanding to beginning readers so they may be a much better choice for younger crowds for whom they are more directed to. Also the author Mary Stanton does have a beautiful way with words when she describes the Celestial Valley while her imagination has done a great job with the forming of her unicorns within the story.

So far this is the best of the books within the series since I think it does show Ari finally maturing enough tha
Dharia Scarab
Feb 21, 2015 rated it liked it
My love of reading started when i was young, and it gives me immense pleasure to provide books to Spread the Word Nevada, an organization that passes them on to children in the community. They are a terrific organization supporting an important cause. If your local I encourage you to check them out. For those living further a field, look in your own community, their may already be a similar program in place. And if not, you can always help start one.

Myself, I go ou
Jun 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
I'm enjoying these books though I don't really like the way the author writes and I'm having trouble getting used to it. I like the characters and the story line over all. This book however, is my favorite so far. If only for the reason that I think the Sceptor's personality is the most hysterical thing ever. Man I wish I had one of those! VERY clever on the author's part that's for sure! Really, they are good books, it's just the way she writes. Not sure how to explain it.
Jun 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
The story is getting increasingly complex and even more interesting, as Ari moves towards regaining her throne and winning over her people.

It's exciting to see her finally regain the Scepter and thus increase her power, and the Scepter's a really funny personality. Finn is still adorable, Lori is still annoying, but the rest of the cast grows increasingly endearing.
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Richard Blanchard
Jan 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
Just loved how the scepter actually worked!
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Jan 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Really good! Hard to follow if you've only read the first 3.
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Mary Stanton was born in Florida and grew up in Japan and Hawaii, after which she returned to the United States and received a B.A. in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Minnesota.

Stanton’s career as a fiction writer began with the publication of her first novel, The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West, in 1984. A beast fable similar in tone and theme to Watership Down, it was pub
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Unicorns of Balinor (8 books)
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  • Sunchaser's Quest (Unicorns of Balinor, #2)
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