Lily and the Unicorn King

Lily and the Unicorn King

4.6 (10 ratings by Goodreads)
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A riding competition. A magical battle. Can she win first prize and rescue a herd of lost unicorns?
Lily loves every minute in the saddle. But native herb lessons with her Maori grandmother keep interrupting the 12-year-old's Pony Club championship training. As if that weren't enough, a curious sound under the stars just revealed an impossible sight: battle-ready unicorns appearing out of thin air.

While the wild, horned creatures look nothing like a fairy tale, she refuses to turn her back on the animals in need. So when the king asks her to hide his herd from an evil sorceress, she calls on her friends to share the terrifying responsibility. If the girls fail, then Lily's mythical new friends will be forced to fight a deadly war…

Can Lily use her wits and the power of her Maori heritage to preserve the unicorns' freedom?

Lily and the Unicorn King is the first book in an edge-of-your-saddle middle grade fantasy series. If you like brave heroines, legendary creatures, and new twists on ancient folklore, then you’ll love Kate Gordon’s galloping tale.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 13.46mm | 258.55g
  • New Zealand
  • English
  • 0473451212
  • 9780473451219
  • 509,908

Review quote

Kate Gordon has created an enchanting world bursting with believable characters, mythical creatures and valiant unicorns. Lily and the Unicorn King is sure to be a hit with anyone who loves pony stories, magic and adventure. Amanda Wills, author of the Riverdale Pony Stories

A picture perfect adventure story for horse (and unicorn!) lovers everywhere!
I just loved Kate Gordon's first book. The story of Lily, her best friends, their ponies and the adventure that unfolds after meeting the unicorn king and his herd really is super story-telling and I couldn't put it down. Totally immersed in the story, I really could close my eyes, remember my first pony and imagine me and my pony club friends having a magical adventure just like this - what school holiday dreams are made of! Congratulations Kate on a super read! A happy reader

Lily and the Unicorn King is a truly splendid and gripping book which put a twist on the usual unicorn book. I have felt really connected with all the characters, making Lily's friends [Chloe and Sasha] feel almost like my friends. The fact that they have to keep their massive secret just makes the story so interesting and full of secrecy. There is simply nothing bad about this book that I could think of. a 9-year-old reader
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10 ratings
4.6 out of 5 stars
5 70% (7)
4 20% (2)
3 10% (1)
2 0% (0)
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