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Two Hearts by Peter S. Beagle
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really liked it
bookshelves: award-nebula, awards, 2014, owned, fantasy
Read 2 times. Last read February 3, 2014 to February 5, 2014.

Mr Beagle wrote this sequel decades after The Last Unicorn.
Those who loved the last unicorn will like this as well - we meet Shmendrick, Molly, Lir and the unicorn (this time in a less exposed role) again and find out that Lir is now old and senile.

The story is told from the POV of a nine year old girl whose village is devastated by a griffin. That's why the girl asks King Lir to help and he has to set out for his last heroic deed. Of course, he knows that griffins have two hearts which is the obvious explanation of the novelette's title. A different interpretation would be that Molly and Shmendrick are meant or Lir and the unicorn.

You see, it is a story involving sad emotions. Beagle didn't manage to bring over the distant feeling of the last unicorn. The novelette is more down-to-earth, anchored in the reality. It is similarly touching but doesn't transport the magic of the older novel.
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Reading Progress

October 31, 2013 – Shelved
October 31, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read-awards
February 3, 2014 – Started Reading
February 3, 2014 – Started Reading (Hardcover Edition)
February 3, 2014 – Shelved (Hardcover Edition)
February 3, 2014 –
page 37
12.17% "Nothing left out in the movie, so far. Didn't like the butterfly." (Hardcover Edition)
February 3, 2014 – Shelved as: award-nebula
February 3, 2014 – Shelved as: awards
February 4, 2014 – Shelved as: 2014 (Hardcover Edition)
February 4, 2014 – Shelved as: fantasy (Hardcover Edition)
February 4, 2014 – Shelved as: owned (Hardcover Edition)
February 4, 2014 – Shelved as: reviewed (Hardcover Edition)
February 4, 2014 – Shelved as: favorites (Hardcover Edition)
February 4, 2014 – Finished Reading (Hardcover Edition)
February 5, 2014 – Finished Reading
February 6, 2014 – Shelved as: 2014
February 6, 2014 – Shelved as: fantasy
February 6, 2014 – Shelved as: owned

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