The Last Triceracorn

Book Two

Young Adult - Fantasy - General
362 Pages
Reviewed on 12/06/2023
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite

The Last Triceracorn by Vincent M. Miceli is the second book in the series. A thrilling adventure comes to life as two sisters embark on an epic search for a mysterious creature that needs their help. This tale of heroes and friendship takes the sisters and their closest friends to incredible places that are dangerous and magical. They encounter ghosts, fantastical creatures, fairies, and forests as they search for the Triceracorn. These gifted teens pool their talents and experience to create the ideal team to battle the evil that threatens to destroy the earth.

Vincent M. Miceli delivers an incredible and unique backdrop for an adventure with an ideal blend of modern and fantasy. The elements are balanced well to create an original world for the sisters and their friends to perform heroic feats, embark on adventures, and even find time to invent. This setting blends elements of fantasy and science that range from holograms to ghosts to rock-like creatures, and each of these helps to establish this world and the challenges the group faces. The sisters’ dynamic drives the plot forward and puts them at the heart of this group of friends. The plot is fast-paced as Vincent M. Miceli does not waste a second in delving into the action and moving events along in quick succession. This hero’s journey has a playful tone while also weaving seriousness into it which makes the characters realistic. Themes of family and friendship are woven throughout; from the bond between sisters to their relationship with their parents to the teamwork in their group of friends. The family moments are lighthearted with some humor that feels like a typical family. Friendship is a key component of how the sisters use teamwork to fight against the forces of evil and try to save the world. The Last Triceracorn blends science and magic in an adventure that is charming, lighthearted, and humorous.

Emily-Jane Hills Orford

A Triceracorn is a magical creature full of positive energy. But, if killed, the positive energy becomes negative. There is only one Triceracorn left and two gifted sisters, Matea and Luciana, and their friends from around the world must find this Triceracorn before the evil force of Gauro finds and destroys it for good. In Vincent M. Miceli’s The Last Triceracorn, the team will confront all kinds of difficult, magical situations in their quest to save the last Triceracorn and keep the balance of good strong. If they don’t, then Earth is doomed to complete destruction. The quest leads the group through haunted houses, forests, tribal islands, and many other magical places. The quest is a race against time, a race against overwhelmingly powerful evil forces.

Vincent M. Miceli’s middle-grade novel, The Last Triceracorn: Book Two, continues the saga that began in Book One. The story is told mostly through dialogue, keeping the pace fast and the momentum pushing forward. The characters are well developed through their personal voices, what they say, and how they say it. There is little narrative to describe the scenes as dialogue is used almost exclusively to set the stage and carry the plot. Like the first book, this one will have young readers on the edge of their seats to the very end. There’s lots of action as the good of the young characters battles with powerful evil forces, but there’s also the never-ending power of friendship that makes this troupe a force to be reckoned with. A great story.

Amy Raines

In The Last Triceracorn (Book Two) by Vincent M. Miceli, after falling to what should have been their deaths, Sophia and her friends are saved by the grasp of a leafy, plant-like entity named Layla. Knowing that staying put wasn’t in their best interests, the group explores their strange new surroundings. They discovered a room that had been used for experimenting on animals and people, and it seemed as if one of the creatures had survived. Guaro, a vile adversary, threatens everyone and everything they have ever known. What kind of creature escaped from the chains in the strange room? Can Sophia and her friends survive these epic battles? Is the magic of their foes too much for them to defeat? Can they get back to where they belong, or will they die trying to save themselves from certain death?

The Last Triceracorn is a thrilling ride through strange lands that kept me wondering what the magical characters would find around the next corner. I loved the action and suspense involved as the characters battled it out with their strange yet interestingly powerful abilities. I loved the world-building in this story. It made me feel like I could actually visualize the places the characters visited and the battles they fought. I recommend The Last Triceracorn by Vincent M. Miceli to teens and young adults who enjoy a fast-paced, action-packed fantasy that carries them to new and exciting places like nothing they’ve ever seen before. This talented author knows how to bring on their best game, and I hope that Miceli has more stories like this one for readers to fall in love with.