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Space Unicorn Blues

Five Unicorn Flush – a book review in 200 words

Five Unicorn Flush

(The Reason [or Space Unicorn], #2)


T. J. Berry



First, if you have not read Space Unicorn Blues by T. J. Berry, go do that now. Like, right now.

Done? Good. Wasn’t it fantastic?!

Now for the review of the second in the series:

In Five Unicorn Flush, the full cast is back, including Captain Jenny, Cowboy Jim, Bao Zhi and Gary, along with elves, fairies, sentient spaceships and all manner of mythical creatures.

Gary, the half-unicorn and prince, is struggling to keep the rest of the Bala happy on the new world to which they have been sent to keep them safe from humans. But on their new world, there are no modern conveniences, they are starving, and bone-strippingly acidic water and drag-you-into-the-woods shadow creatures are trying to kill them.

In the meantime, the Reason is in search of the place the Bala have been sent. How are they to function in any capacity without their servants (slaves) and without Bala magic? There is a contingent of humans on the way to the new Bala world, but the journey is fraught with danger, including cannibals, pirates and spies. It’s crazy…and also makes complete sense.

Berry’s voice is clever, funny and unique. I’ve never read books quite like these and I am so glad that this is a series! Go read her so she keeps writing this series, please and thank you!

Rating: 97/100

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This book, THIS book, THIS BOOK. What do you get when you cross Star Trek with Terry Pratchett's Discworld, a splash of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and any three of your favorite #fantasyseries? You get Space Unicorn Blues. #humorous and #fun with a splash of commentary on #humannature. You will LOVE these characters and hate these characters. I cheered and sobbed (literally) while reading about the aftermath of a war between humans and magical creatures (in space!). – This is a first book for author @tjberrywrites that debuts on July 3. Let's please give this book lots of love so it becomes the series it deserves to be. – – (An advanced copy of this book was provided by the publisher. THANK YOU, @angryrobotbooks ) – – #terrypratchett #discworld #startrek #hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy #douglasadams #fantasybook #fantasyseries #spacebook #unicornbook #magicalbook #humorbook #bookofsatire #lovethisbook

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