The Last Unicorn Author:Peter S. Beagle The Last Unicorn is one of the great fantasy novels of the 20th Century. Since its publication in 1968 it has never been out of print, with 6 million-plus copies sold around the world, and it has been translated into more than 20 languages. The animated movie version released in 1982, has been seen by hundreds of millions of people, and after 25... more » years is still showing regularly on cable and satellite. In 2005, author Peter S. Beagle finally returned to his classic characters - Shmendrick the Magician, Molly Grue, King Lir, and the unicorn herself in a coda story called Two Hearts.
Readers everywhere were thrilled, and Two Hearts went on to win the Hugo Award for Best Novelette of the Year.
This is a contemporary fantasy classic and not to be missed! Peter S. Beagle brings fantasy to a modern world, but seamlessly blends what we have always loved about the genre since it's beginnings! The story is about a unicorn who realizes she hasn't seen any of her kind in a long while and sets out on a quest to find the other unicorns. Along the way she gathers a group of friends who will have to stand with her when she finds the horrbile fate of her kind. This book will alternately make you laugh and cry, but in a good way. I can't recommend this book enough to lovers of fantasy and just plain good literature.