Valley of Fear

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.
Valley of Fear 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

  • Title: Valley of Fear
  • Author: Mary Stanton
  • ISBN: 9780439062824
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    Mary Stanton

    Mary Stanton was born in Florida and grew up in Japan and Hawaii, after which she returned to the United States and received a B.A in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Minnesota.Stanton s career as a fiction writer began with the publication of her first novel, The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West, in 1984 A beast fable similar in tone and theme to Watership Down, it was published in the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan The sequel to that novel, Piper at the Gates, appeared in 1989 She sold her first mystery to The Berkley Publishing Group in 1994.In all, Stanton has written nineteen mystery novels, two adult fantasy novels, eleven novels for middle grade readers including the successful series, The Unicorns of Balinor , and three scripts for a television cartoon series, Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders, as well as edited three short story anthologies Her nonfiction articles on horse care and veterinary medicine have appeared in national and regional magazines.Stanton s newest series, The Beaufort Company Mysteries, was launched in December 2008 with the publication of Defending Angels Set in Savannah, Georgia, the paranormal mysteries chronicle the adventures of Bree Winston Beaufort, a young lawyer who inherits her uncle s law firm and its deceased clientele, whom she represents in appeals before the Celestial Court.The second book in the series, Angel s Advocate, was published in June 2009, followed by Avenging Angels in February 2010.Mary also publishes the Hemlock Falls and Dr McKenzie mysteries under the name Claudia Bishop See the Claudia Bishop web site for information.Stanton s interests outside writing have remained consistent over the years She is a horsewoman, a goat aficionado, an enthusiastic if inept gardener, and a fan of gourmet food, but not an expert She has developed a writing program for teens and middle grade readers that has had considerable success in schools.Stanton has been a dedicated reader all her life, with particular emphasis on biography, history, veterinary science, medicine, psychology and current affairs She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America.

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    • Jamie said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      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 [...]

    • Amara Tanith said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      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 [...]

    • Lynne Page said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      Another good little read. I am really enjoying this little series.

    • Francais Parker said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      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.

    • Julia said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      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 [...]

    • Nicole said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      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 [...]

    • Hal said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      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' [...]

    • Kt said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      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 [...]

    • Mari Parkin said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      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 [...]

    • Hannah said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      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 [...]

    • Melissa said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      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.

    • Brayden said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      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.

    • Julie said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      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

    • Twyla said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      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

    • Amy said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      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)

    • Zola said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      I enjoyed it! The ending was pretty abrupt, but it's YA lit so I won't hold the ending against it too much.

    • Caitlin said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      Biased because I read the series first as a 10-year-old. I was feeling nostalgic.

    • Richard Blanchard said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      This book kept me going from the first page!

    • The Third Place A Teen Library said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      F STA bk.3Fantasy

    • Katie Loucks said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      great series

    • Claire said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      ONE OF BEST BOOK SERIES EVR- below molly moon tho!

    • Vinayaka Hegde said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      An awesome book with breathtaking moments and very good imagination.

    • Jessica said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      I really like this series. It's magical and the princess is very active.

    • Inkheartgirl said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

      I love this book, I love a good book that can keep me interseted

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