“The Last Unicorn” is a fantasy book written by Peter. S Beagle. It is an easy read, but the chapters are long. This book is basically about a unicorn going on a quest to discover where the rest of her kin are. Along the way, she meets up with characters who are going to help her along the way and she comes across characters who make her quest challenging.
I really enjoyed this book. It has incredible characters such as the beautiful unicorn, the compassionate magician Schmendrick, and the loyal Prince Lír, who falls in love with the unicorn. There are two characters that I am a not a big fan of, but they still make the book amazing. They are the king Haggard and the Red Bull. The Red Bull is the creature that the unicorn has to confront in order to save her kin. Haggard is a mean king that lives near the cursed Hagsgate.
It is simply written with wonderful imagery. Beagle does an incredible job describing the unicorn. He gives you a visual idea of what the different settings look like. The emotions that the unicorn feels allows her to seem very human. She is willing to leave the safety of the forest she calls home in order to save the lives of other unicorns. The first character to show her kindness is Scmendrick and helps her throughout the quest. They eventually are joined by Molly Grue, who helps lead the way to Hagsgate and to Haggard’s dark castle.