- Title: Valley of Fear
- Author: Mary Stanton
- ISBN: 9780439062824
- Page: 345
- Format: Paperback
Sunchaser, mightiest of the Royal Unicorns of Balinor, has regained his horn Now, Sunchaser and Princess Arianna must set out on a dangerous quest for the Royal Diadem Without it, there is no hope of finding Arianna s parents, the king and queen.
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Re-read Dec 2015I originally read this years ago and my library did not have the next book. Now I have aquired it but before I continued I needed to rehash some details. I remember the end of this book was very busy but could not quite remember who did what and that is crucial in this one.Another fun book for the series. So far I have really enjoyed this little series by Mary Stanton. This book continues to follow Arianna (goes by Ari) as she and the Sunchaser (whom she calls Chase) go to Castle [...]
Well, here it is. The Balinor installment I’ve been dreading. Maybe six months, maybe a year ago, I started rereading this series. Then I got to page thirty-five of this mess… and started reading the most ludicrous, baffling, and infuriating pro-pseudo-vegetarianism paragraph I’ve ever come across.There are a lot of reasons for becoming a vegetarian or a vegan. Maybe you have a moral issues with eating meat. That’s great. Maybe you, like me, have moral issues with the meat industry. Or h [...]
Another good little read. I am really enjoying this little series.
World Building: A+Mythology: APlot-Twists: A+Villains: AGirl Power: BGuy-Hero: BLove-Interests: N/ASuspense: A+Feels: A-For you clean-readers: this book does NOT have mature content.
Series OverviewThe books are easy reading and much easier understanding to beginning readers so they may be a much better choice for younger crowds for whom they are more directed to. Also the author Mary Stanton does have a beautiful way with words when she describes the Celestial Valley while her imagination has done a great job with the forming of her unicorns within the story. This book started annoying me off at the beginning of it since there seems to be so much different issues going on w [...]
I'm reviewing this series as a whole.I originally read this series way back in 6th grade. I remember loving it, mostly because I loved both horses and fantasy. Going back as an adult, I see it's still good, but I also see some large issues that my younger self missed - or forgot.1) Lori. Lori is so effing annoying. Stanton kept teasing me with the possibility that she'd finally go away, only for her to find some way to stick around and complain. Or almost get everyone killed.2) The ending. Talk [...]
I received this series of books as a child through some program where they sent me one each month, and I remember enjoying them. I'm currently going through my bookshelves rereading books that I'm ready to pass on to new owners. The story isn't too original, a magic kingdom at war with a lost princess as the heroine, but there's nothing really wrong with it, especially since it is for children. With Chase's horn returned in the last book, it is now time for the group to go retrieve the Princess' [...]
This book is where the series really gets going! Arianna and crew are on the next leg of the journey to reclaim the throne of Balinor - acquiring the Scepter that was entrusted to her shortly before the Great Betrayal. There is much more suspense and action, as well as dark characters and the first hints of battle. Once again, Dr. Bohnes serves as a "well that was easy" device in the plot, but seeing as she is able to do magic, it isn't totally unrealistic in the construct of the story. I do wis [...]
I thought this was a good book because it was exciting and had a lot of misteriousness in it. I liked how at the end of the book the resolve everything and don't just leave you guessing on what will happen next. I chose this book because I like unicorns and fiction books, it looked like it would be interesting and have exciting experiences in it. I thought that the theme was important to the story because otherwise the unicorns probably wouldn't have made it to where they ended up. I liked how t [...]
As you can tell from the title of the 3rd installment, the tension has been upped several notches and the events that unfold sound increasingly sinister. Stanton's masterful hand ensures we feel the force of the Shifter's evil and the pressure on Ari as she discovers more and more about her past. The change of atmosphere from the more relaxed one of the opening two books is refreshing. I must say Lori is an absolute pain, though. The books would have been way better without her constant whinging [...]
I was given this book by my teacher back in 2000, so I gave it a try. I just could not get into it. I thought I would like it because I really enjoyed, and still enjoy, stories with animal protagonists. However, I was underwhelmed. I think it is mostly because at the time, I was really only interested in reading historical fiction, but whatever the reason, I was bored by this story. I know it's a children's book. But even at the time, I found it flat.
This series definitely gets better as it goes on. A wonderful series for children, I wish I had read it when I was younger, I would have enjoyed it so much. As an adult I find everything to be so easy and simple but thats how children's books tend to go.
Hmm, it's moving along a little better now that the author has settled into the story a bit. I really need to find a list somewhere of how many of these there are, so I know what I am committing to tracking down and reading. :p
My favorite part as when Arianna got the scepter.The worst part was when they went back to the normal world,at Glacier River Farm.My favorite character was Ariannae worst character was the shifter.I like this book because it is about unicorns.Auryn 9yo
This review is going to be short and sweet, much like the book itself. It was a great continuation of the series with a great cliffhanger for an ending :) Loved this series as a kid and I continue to love it (probably enough to force it upon my future children)
I enjoyed it! The ending was pretty abrupt, but it's YA lit so I won't hold the ending against it too much.
Biased because I read the series first as a 10-year-old. I was feeling nostalgic.
This book kept me going from the first page!
F STA bk.3Fantasy
ONE OF BEST BOOK SERIES EVR- below molly moon tho!
An awesome book with breathtaking moments and very good imagination.
I really like this series. It's magical and the princess is very active.
I love this book, I love a good book that can keep me interseted
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