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Dark Moon picks up two years after Birth of the Firebringer. Jan is the youngest battle-prince the unicorns have ever had and the legendary Firebringer. As usual, young upcoupled unicorns spend a summer by the sea to court and ultimatley pledge themselves for life to a mate. Jan chooses his longtime friend, Tek. However, the summer takes a turn for a raid when a band of gryphons attack the group. Jan is tossed into the ocean and assumed dead by the unicorns. He washes up in the strange city of the two-foots.
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Horses are kept as pack animals and sacrifices for a god named Daichon. Jan discovers the secret to creating fire. Meanwhile back in the Vale, Jan's mad sire Korr has taken control of the herd during the worst winter they have ever seen. Tek is in foal and in danger of Korr's madness. She flees to the Plains and seeks shelter with her healer dam. At the annual sacrifice of the two-foots, Jan unmasks their god as a fraud and jumps into the ocean. He is helped by the Red Mare. When he returns, Jan drives Korr out. Jan struggles to restore peace to the unicorns. He parleys with the pans and the gryphons.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Animal Story    -   Yes Kind of animal    -   unicorn

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   fire/lightning/weather cntrl


Terrain    -   Desert    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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