This is a very imaginative book. I found the world and the characters to be both interesting and diverse. I certainly haven't read anything like it before. This is a clean book, suitable for children and adults. It does contain non-graphic violence. I think that the number one thing I didn't like about this book was all the head hopping, especially where I suddenly found myself in a minor character's head. I would have enjoyed the book much better if the point of view change had been limited to just major characters and only in a separate scene from the last point of view. As it was, I had a hard time keeping up with the jumps. The other issue I had was that there were a few things that were a little too far fetched for my tastes. I know that anything with unicorns is something that you need to suspend your disbelief in any case, but there were a couple things that didn't work for me. The biggest one had to do with a major revelation near the end. After that, I found myself rereading the first chapter because parts of it didn't make sense, especially given the pov in the beginning. After referencing the beginning, I still didn't feel like the beginning and end fit together. But overall, this was a pretty good story that I would recommend to anyone that's interested and I don't regret reading.
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