Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm Reader Review by Dragonet711

The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm - Illustrated Book  

Reader Review




This book transcends age groups, a book with deeper meanings and themes like struggling with grief and learning to believe in yourself but utilizing a vocabulary and syntax more accessible to younger readers. It’s about magic and unicorns with a splash of science fiction, a genre-bending combination of fantasy and science fiction similar to The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey, but intended for a younger audience.

Overall, I found Blue’s journey to save his tribe and meet his destiny very compelling and the worlds of MarBryn and Unimaise immersive. The gorgeous watercolor illustrations add an engaging visual element to the story and aid the simple writing style in pulling the reader along at a quick pace. The visual introduction to the Metal Horn unicorn tribe, the unicorn diagram, the map, and the pronunciation guide after the story are also very helpful.I love that this book is available in coloring-book format. 

While it is intended for an audience of 12-18 years old, the coloring element could entice and calm a reader of any age. Even if we won’t admit it, we all love to color still!I admit that, for a good portion of the book, I thought that the writing style indicated a younger audience, perhaps the younger end of the Middle Grade age group. Still, the twists and action unveiled as the story progresses showed me why the book is recommended for the 12-18 age bracket. I think that even older readers (I’m in my 20s) will be so enthralled by this story and its worlds that they won’t be able to put the book down until they’re finished. 

It’s a great book for anyone, from a twelve-year-old to a ninety-year-old, to take a break from the stress and enter a world in which anything is possible, even conquering evil, so long as you believe in yourself and your loved ones.I noticed a few proofreading errors here and there, including missing words and misplaced quotation marks. The errors aren’t noticeable for many pages but, as the story progressed, I saw more and more of them. I must warn that I am a perfectionist with a Bachelor’s in English, so I may just be hyper-aware of the situation. Overall, the errors didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the book.I would recommend The Blue Unicorn’s Journey to Osm to any lover of fantasy, especially those who love unicorns and a relaxing—but stimulating—read. 

Should Durant choose to pursue MarBryn and/or Unimaise further, she definitely has a reader in me.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pump Up Your Book Blog Tour - Tetrastatum by Tim Smith and Dr Richard

TETRASTATUM

Dr. Richard & Tim Smith

* Time Travel Thriller *


Title: TETRASTATUM

Author: Dr. Richard & Tim Smith

Publisher: Epigraph Publishing

Pages: 300

Genre: Time Travel Thriller

In their debut novel TETRASTATUM, authors Dr. Richard and
Tim Smith combine heady concepts about the universe with a thrilling
science fiction story about the search for a new kind of time travel.
The result is a stunning mixture of dense cosmology and old-fashioned
storytelling that will appeal to a wide readership, from science
professionals to lay fans of science fiction.



“Dr. Richard” and “Tim Smith” are the pseudonyms of Dr. Richard Connor and Marcus Rodriguez, respectively.



TETRASTATUM (‘the fourth state’) is the culmination of my
30 years working in the field of photonics,” Dr. Richard says. “I am an
avid reader of sci-fi, and I wanted to create a new type of work that is
both educational and entertaining in the genre. TETRASTATUM gives
the reader a unique understanding of the existing laws of physics and
extends them to provoke further thought from novice readers as well as
advanced experts in the field.”



Kirkus Reviews notes that “authors Dr. Richard and Smith … tell their
cerebral story with a heady mix of dense theory and absurdist humor.”



The Independent Review of Books declares:  “TETRASTATUM is like nothing you have ever read before. This is an impressive work of science fiction …”



The San Francisco Book Review adds that, “These recurring themes of
characterization and distortion feed into the concern that is being
voiced over the current state of our political climate…The layering of
these themes is ultimately what gives TETRASTATUM a relevance that will keep readers turning pages and asking questions.”



“The book ultimately explains how human perceptions alter the future
and puts forth a model based on quantum physics to explain ‘reality’,”
Dr. Richard continues.  He calls science fiction “the perfect genre to
explore socio-political ideas within the context of futuristic
technologies and scientific theories.”



Dr. Richard and Smith are currently working with Norith Soth on adapting TETRASTATUM into
a screenplay. Mr. Soth has penned work for Justin Lin (“Fast and
Furious”), Stephen Chin (“War Dogs”), and Norman Reedus (“The Walking
Dead”).


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“Well, Dr. Smith, your colleague…uhm, whom you claim is watching us on some monitor-type device, has quite an imagination.  Images, imagination, create that which brings wonder into the realm of understanding.  I concede that I didn’t contemplate the idea of two spheres and two sets of waves when I derived my equations.  I missed the duality, nature’s constant.  But I confirm that this
appears to be mathematically accurate and a plausible theory as to the nature
of reality, itself.”  –Dr. Erwin Schrödinger






 


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A Word From  the author 

A Quest to See Reality


By Tim Smith
On the surface, Tetrastatum (fourth state) is a SciFi novel about a physicist working on a top-secret teleportation project for DARPA, desperate to discover the truth about the mysterious death of his wife and daughter. He finds himself untethered in time and space on a quest that ultimately leads him to discover that our understanding of reality is a tragic misconception.

The novel is a personal story that is the culmination of my 30 years working in the advanced image processing field of Photonics. In the recent publicized articles in the New York Times and Forbes, leading scientists have suggested that the meaning of quantum mechanics and reality may be connected but currently this connection is inexplicable. In Tetrastatum, I suggest the dual opposite, which is illustrated by example throughout the narrative of the story. Tetrastatum introduces the Unified Equation of Reality (the dualistic image extension of Schrodinger’s probability wave equation) that demonstrates that both quantum mechanics and “reality” itself can be visualized (as images) and modeled. 

Quantum mechanics as it is classically understood is simply explaining a natural phenomenon that is a small slice of a much larger picture. Quantum particles such as photons (particles of light) behave in a probabilistic fashion captured mathematically by Schrodinger’s famous wave equation.   It is the trillions of photons that are processed by our eyes and brain that make up the images which we see. My dualistic extension of Schrodinger’s equation suggests that macroscopically images move through space and time behaving in a similar probabilistic manner as the tiniest quantum particles of light. Mathematically, images whether external or internal perceptions can be modeled on a sphere. Both of these external and internal images are intertwined to create an individual’s single reality as well as macroscopically form an infinite collective reality.  The book makes the argument that it is the internal images (perceptions) that individually shape our lives as well as collectively shape our broader external material existence. 

I am an avid reader of Sci-Fi and wanted to create a new type of work that is both educational and entertaining in the genre. Tetrastatum gives the reader a unique understanding of the existing laws of physics and extends them to provoke further thought from novice readers as well as advanced experts in the field. The book ultimately explains how human perceptions alter the future and puts forth a model based on quantum physics to explain “reality”. 


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Monday, November 11, 2019

Unicorn Reader - Unicorn Readers Are Awesome Tee Shirt

Unicorn Reader Collection

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Unicorn Reads Are Awesome Tee Shirt 




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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Sybrina's Blue Unicorn Book Store - Unicorn Tears Bath Bomb



Fragrant Jewels Unicorn Tears Bath Bomb 

with Collectible Ring



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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Unicorn Book Feature - Unicorn Vengeance by Claire Delacroix


Sybrina's Unicorn Book Pick

Unicorns!  How we love them. . .Luckily for all of us unicorn lovers there are hundreds of unicorn books available for all age groups.  I have gathered information about as many as I can find and have placed them here for you on my blog.

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 Today's Unicorn Book Feature is



Unicorn Vengeance

 By Claire Delacroix

Genevieve de Pereille's music echoed in the hollows of Wolfram's heart, pulling him into an unfamiliar world where his knightly vows faded to a distant murmur. The secret heir to an ancient legacy, she held him fast with the timeless power of love.

With silver hair and fierce pale eyes, Wolfram stirred something raw yet beautiful deep inside Genevieve's very being. Yet the handsome warrior was responsible for her brother's death, and she swore he would never escape her righteous vengeance.



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Friday, November 8, 2019

Journey To Osm - The Blue Unicorn's Tale Reader Review by V. Maposa

Journey To Osm - The Blue Unicorn's Tale

 Reader Review







December 21, 2018
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Journey to Osm: The Blue Unicorn's Tale by Sybrina Durant is a magical fantasy story that is well written. The plot of the story begins when Miral gives birth to a unicorn with neither metal nor magic. Not only that, the baby unicorn is small and weak. This is after Alumna, the oracle, had received a vision that the baby unicorn would grow to be strong. What then, given his current stature, was he going to do if confronted with the worst Magh army?

I loved how the author built her characters and scenes gradually, pulling me in with each page. Also, the story is quite thrilling. It kept me at the edge of my seat the whole time. I can definitely see this being turned into a movie. That you Sybrina Durant for such a great read!


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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Sybrina's Blue Unicorn Book Store - Unicorn Magic Ring Toss Game



Unicorn Magic Ring Toss Game



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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Unicorn Reader - Unicorns Read Tee Shirt

Unicorn Reader Collection

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Unicorns Read Tee Shirt 




Unicorns Read Tee Shirt.  This tee shirt with black logo design is from The Unicorn Reader collection.  It is also available white White Logo on dark fabrics. It comes in several styles and colors from Adult S to Adult 2X.


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Monday, November 4, 2019

Unicorn Book Feature - Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund


Sybrina's Unicorn Book Pick

Unicorns!  How we love them. . .Luckily for all of us unicorn lovers there are hundreds of unicorn books available for all age groups.  I have gathered information about as many as I can find and have placed them here for you on my blog.

You can also find many more for all ages at Sybrina's Blue Unicorn Book Store.

 Today's Unicorn Book Feature is



Ascendant

 By Diana Peterfreund

Forget everything you ever knew about unicorns. The fluffy, sparkly, friendly “horses” so popular the world over don’t exist. Real unicorns are killers. Don't miss book 2 in the thrilling Killer Unicorn series!

Beasts the size of elephants, with cloven hooves that shake the earth, hides impervious to bullets, and horns that contain a deadly poison, unicorns can outrun a sports car and smell a human from a mile away.

And they can only be killed by virgin warriors descended from Alexander the Great.
Astrid Llewelyn is now a fully trained unicorn hunter, but she can't solve all her problems with just a bow and arrow. Her boyfriend, Giovanni, has decided to leave Rome, the Cloisters is in dire financial straits, her best friend's powers are mysteriously disintegrating, and Astrid can't help but feel that school, home, and her hopes of becoming a scientist are impossible dreams.
So when she's given the opportunity to leave the Cloisters and put her skills to use as part of a scientific quest to discover the Remedy, Astrid leaps at the chance. Finally, she can have exactly what she wants—or can she?

At Gordian headquarters in the French countryside, Astrid begins to question everything she thought she believed: her love for Giovanni, her loyalty to the Cloisters, and—most of all—her duty as a hunter.

Should Astrid be saving the world from killer unicorns, or saving the unicorns from the world?

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm Reader Review by M Jazman

The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm - Illustrated Book  

Reader Review




The Blue Unicorns Journey to Osm by Sybrina Durant is a fantasy story intended for reader age 12 to 18. The story revolves around a blue unicorn that is destined to save his tribe but he himself has neither metal horn nor magic. The story is mostly about his journey fulfilling his prophecy, saving his tribe from Magh.The story moves forward very quickly and I like that, the author obviously doesnt waste any time in getting to the point and for Blue to start his journey. The fantasy world that the author created is believable and I like that the author describes MarBryn very thoroughly. The illustration in the book also helps the reader to imagine how the scene portrays and most of the illustrations actually shows what is going to happen in the chapter which I really like. It is kind of a teaser and you cant stop reading once you see the illustrations of the next chapter because you will be wondering what it means.At some point, the book gets too cramped with too many characters but once you get the hang of it, the characters involvement flows much better.I would say that this book is very good for the young teenagers as it has a lot of good moral values in it. On the other hand, the book itself is just simply amazing with the fascinating storyline and quick-witted characters.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Unicorn Reader - Unicorn Readers Love Big, Big Books Tee Shirt

Unicorn Reader Collection

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Unicorn Readers Love Big, Big Books Tee Shirt 




Unicorn Readers Love Big, Big Books Tee Shirt.  This tee shirt with black logo design is from The Unicorn Reader collection.  It is also available white White Logo on dark fabrics. It comes in Kid sizes from Youth XS to Youth XL in several styles and colors and is also available in adult sizes from Adult S to Adult 4X.


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