Teen, YA or Older Reader Unicorn Book Feature – Unicorn Western by Sean Platt
From the bestselling authors of Yesterday’s Gone, The Inevitable, Invasion, and Fat Vampire comes Unicorn Western, a reinvention of both the western genre and unicorn lore.
Cast out from the magical kingdom of The Realm and into the dying desert of the Sands beyond, Marshal Clint Gulliver and his unicorn Edward have finally found peace in the small and dusty town of Solace.
For the first time since leaving The Realm, Clint has dared to be happy, getting hitched to his bride to be, Mai. But when the town faces a deadly approaching enemy, the gunslinger feels compelled to unholster his seven-shooters to face it… and the dark magic it brings with it.
★★★★★ “If Stephen King dropped acid and some E when he was writing the Dark Tower series it might have been Unicorn Western.” — Tots4Masses
★★★★★ “Totally insane story, but oddly makes sense. You’ll fall in love with Edward, identify with Clint and wonder about Mai. Magic galore. Breezed right through this book and can’t wait for the next one! More, more, more pleasem and thankoo!” — Jkaustin02
★★★★★ “Oh my goodness!!! I never would have thought a western about a unicorn riding cowboy would work but it does! This is a fun and addictive story. I can’t wait to buy the whole series now. I highly recommend this book.” — Jakki Hatchett
★★★★★ “This was great. Really reminiscent of old westerns, but with unicorns and magic. I loved it, especially when Clint is trying to round up a posse.” — C. Lightberry
★★★★★ “UNICORN WESTERN is a delightful treat for readers, no matter their preferred genre” — Trula
Unicorn Western is book one in the 9-book Unicorn Western Series. It’s like Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, but with more magic, more fun, and more turkey pie. Read the entire completed series today!
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A Couple Of Reviews To Help You Choose
Jordan Glendenning5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant take on an old genre Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 15, 2013Verified Purchase
So I picked this up because I knew it was a collaboration between Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt, and I listen to their podcast. I had little to no experience in reading Johnny’s work, but I did already enjoy a little bit of Sean’s.
What I found here was a story that balanced a quite hilarious setting and a cool premise. The authors manage to give enough worldbuilding as the story progresses that everything is explained in the right way and you feel like you know everything you need to. The tropes used in the story seem familiar, but the comedic fantasy take on them brings them to life and breathes freshness into a story that could otherwise be lost in the multitudes of Western’s out there.
I did hear that the authors did NO research whatsoever with this book, however.
Brilliant book, and I’ll be buying the others as soon as I can.
Spencer Borup added it Wow . . . THIS. WAS. FUN.
Although I work in self-publishing, this was actually my first official foray into self-published fiction as a fan. Platt and Truant, the guys behind this book, are my freaking heroes. And here’s why:
A fellow writer tells them they couldn’t write a Western. Why not? Because they would need to do SO MUCH research first. They wouldn’t even know the right color of the gunsmoke, he says.
They’re response? No need. We’ll put a unicorn in the story, and then we could make the gunsmoke any color we want. Pink, let’s say.
And that’s exactly what they did.
There were so many things in this book that I loved. Clint’s voice—VERY Western—and all the Western tropes wrapped firmly in a fantasy world, for one. A talking and bitingly sarcastic unicorn, for two. Plus, the wedding scene in the beginning starts with a pianoman playing the traditional “Joelsongs”—”She’s Got a Way,” “Just the Way You Are,” and “Piano Man”—and then smashing a pumpkin—GET IT, MUSIC FANS?—into the upright. OMG. YAS.
This book is very much like a lighter, more fun version of Dark Tower, which I can totally dig.
The only thing that cost it that final fifth star was the ending. The big climactic battle scene was incredibly rushed and super confusing at times. But I’ll still be diving into the rest of this series, FOR SURE.
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