'Unicorns' Opal'

Review by Molly Martin , Reviews by Molly

Unicorns' Opal: Book Two of Sword of Heavens by Richard S. Tuttle


Superb Read Highly recommended 5 stars

Unicorns' Opal Book 2 Sword of Heaven series is another in the exceptional series produced by talented writer Richard Tuttle. Tuttle’s quick wit, unprecedented use of words and fertile imagination all serve him well in crafting works of singular interest. Writer Tuttle sets lusty, creditable characters against a backdrop of spectacle, resonance and redolence. Tuttle’s characters are all beset with the foibles of us all.  They experience happiness, disappointment, defeat and victory with much the same behavior as any of us might. And, that is exactly what makes Tuttle’s books a joy to read. Whether human, unicorn, bird and evil mage we can identify with the character and the emotion felt.

Filled with the fast-paced action, industrious behavior and thoughtful dialogue typifying each of Tuttle’s works Unicorn’s Opal Book 2 Sword of Heaven series does not disappoint. The reader is carried along on an exciting ride from the opening lines as the young adventurers awaken to a lovely sunrise. Told in twenty six chapters the excitement continues right on into the battles, escapades and at last the finding of the opal.

Tuttle adds a map of the known world, and a recap of Sword of Heaven for those who have not yet read that book. I found this to be one of the best of Writer Tuttle’s works to date.

Synopsis: (May reveal much of the plot)

The sapphire belonging to the Sword of Heaven proved magical for the five collapse children in the first book of this series. Darkness is now a thing of the past as the Alcea Rangers search for the second gem. This time they must locate the opal of the Unicorns. The fairies recognized the mark on Arik’s chest and have sworn fealty to him. Before long Dark Riders, the Black devils approach. The southern pass is blocked, Sarac does his best to trick the collapse children. Kaz the unicorn, Jenneva and her fire glue and Tanya all prove to be more than expected. When Jenneva is severely injured Tanya throws off all restraint to try to save her friend's life. Before entering the valley of the unicorns Tedi and Arik are reunited not only with the parents they knew in the small village of their boyhood, but also with Arik’s true, royal, parents.






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