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Reviewed by Michelle Mollohan for Readers' Favorite
In the story Albishadewe, “Great White One” by Laraine Anne Barker, you are taken on a journey through the viewpoint of the unicorn Albishadewe. He is quite possibly the last of his kind. After the slaughter of his parents, Albishadewe knows he must hide because the sorcerer wishes to eradicate his kind. He lives in disguise with a pack of wild ponies until his horn starts to grow. When heading for the refuge of the Silver Forest he meets Darya, a young servant who appears to be something more. Albishadewe wonders if she could be the lost blind Goddess of the Silver Forest, Argentsiana. Throughout the book, Albishadewe travels great distances to look for other unicorns. He is forced to make difficult sacrifices and heart-wrenching choices for the sake of Lazaronia.
Albishadewe is an enthralling read. Once I started reading this story, I couldn't stop! I read it straight through from beginning to end. This book has it all - fantasy, intrigue, deceit, mystery, romance, and despair. There are plenty of plot twists and surprises to keep you guessing. I loved that the book was written from the viewpoint of the unicorn. If you are a fan of books such as the Fire Within Series by Chris d'Lacey, the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, and Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer - you will thoroughly enjoy this book! This book would be great for teens, young adults, and anyone who is a fan of the fantasy genre.