Book & Author Details:
The Cult of Unicorns (Penny White #2) by Chrys Cymri
Publication date: December 3rd 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Contemporary, Mystery
Raven’s ears flicked. ‘Dragons aren’t known for their patience.’
‘More is the pity, ‘ said the unicorn. ‘Father Penny and I were about to amicably settle our differences. A dragon invading our home vastly complicates matters.’
Five months ago my life was changed forever when I learned about Lloegyr, the sister nation to England on the magical parallel world of Daear. Thrilling rides on Raven, a darkly beautiful search dragon, break up the monotony of my life as the priest of a small village church. Nor are things dull at home, not with a sarcastic gryphon, a snail shark, and my younger brother all sharing my living space. And then there’s Peter, the almost too perfect police inspector who enjoys Doctor Who and single malt whisky as much as I do.
But Lloegyr is facing its own struggles. As various races such as dragons, gryphons, elves, vampires, and harpies flood to the rapidly growing cities, they all trust the unicorns to act as peace makers. But dead humans are turning up in the city of Northampton, with wounds which only a long spiral horn could have made…
Book 1 was good fun. Book 2 picks up right where book 1 left off in that regard. And my enjoyment of the characters created have not diminished whatsoever.
I really just love the world that the author has created. The humour, and the light touch which integrates the church with the fantasy element of the story, is the sound platform upon which this eclectic cast of characters is based.
But leaving aside the wonderful relationship with the characters, there is a decent storyline here as well. With good pacing, this feels like a much shorter story than it actually is, as I read it so quickly.
I wonder if I can persuade the author to write more of this series instead of sermons…
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Priest by day, writer at odd times of the day and night, I live with a small green parrot called Tilly because the upkeep for a dragon is beyond my current budget. Plus I’m responsible for making good any flame damage to church property. I love ‘Doctor Who’, landscape photography, single malt whisky, and my job, in no particular order. When I’m not looking after a small parish church in the Midlands (England) I like to go on far flung adventures to places like Peru, New Zealand, and the Arctic.
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