|Author: Diana Peterfreund|
|Sixteen-year-old Astrid Llewelyn learns that she must travel to Rome, Italy, to train in the ancient arts in order to carry on her family legacy and save the world from the threat posed by the reemergence of lethal unicorns. *Author: Peterfreund, Diana *Publication Date: 2010/08/31 *Number of Pages: 402 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 10-12 *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 8.50|
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Forget everything you ever knew about unicorns . . .
Astrid Llewelyn has always scoffed at her eccentric mother's stories about killer unicorns. But when one attacks her boyfriendruining any chance of him taking her to promAstrid finds herself headed to Rome to train as a unicorn hunter at the ancient Cloisters the hunters have used for centuries. However, all is not what it seems at the Cloisters. Outside, unicorns wait to attack. And within, Astrid faces other, unexpected threats: from bone-covered walls that vibrate with terrible power to the hidden agendas of her fellow hunters to her growing attraction to a handsome art student . . . an attraction that could jeopardize everything.
Most people think of unicorns as harmless, magical creatures, but 16-year-old Astrid Llewelyn of Seattle, Washington, knows the truth about these creatures--some of them are nothing more than vicious, evil killers. A direct descent of a legendary unicorn hunter, Astrid is summoned to Italy where she, and several other gifted girls, are trained in the art of unicorn hunting.