Readers are loving this exciting story…
“You had me on the edge of my pillow! Enthralling, spellbinding and fabulous!”
“I can see it being made into a movie!”
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About Lily and the Unicorn King
A riding competition. A magical battle. Can she win first prize and rescue a herd of lost unicorns?
Lily loves every minute in the saddle. But native herb lessons with her Maori grandmother keep interrupting the 12-year-old’s Pony Club championship training. As if that weren’t enough, a curious sound under the stars just revealed an impossible sight: battle-ready unicorns appearing out of thin air.
While the wild, horned creatures look nothing like a fairy tale, she refuses to turn her back on the animals in need. So when the king asks her to hide his herd from an evil sorceress, she calls on her friends to share the terrifying responsibility. If the girls fail, then Lily’s mythical new friends will be forced to fight a deadly war…
Can Lily use her wits and the power of her Maori heritage to preserve the unicorns’ freedom?
Lily and the Unicorn King is the first book in an edge-of-your-saddle middle grade fantasy series. If you like brave heroines, legendary creatures, and new twists on ancient folklore, then you’ll love Kate Gordon’s galloping tale.
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What people are saying about Lily and the Unicorn King
Lily and the Unicorn King is a magical middle grade adventure story that sucks you in from the very first page. Eleven-year-old Lily’s hopes of qualifying for the Pony Club Championships on her pony Rainbow take a back seat when a herd of warrior unicorns show up on her doorstep. Lily is amazed to discover a close connection with the unicorns’ king, the fearless Ambrosius, and when he asks her to help hide the herd, she doesn’t hesitate in accepting the challenge.
With her two best friends, Chloe and Sasha, Lily leads the unicorns to safety. But when their rescue plan goes awry, Lily must draw on her Maori heritage to save the unicorns from the evil witch Abellona.
Kate Gordon has created an enchanting world bursting with believable characters, mythical creatures and valiant unicorns. Lily and the Unicorn King is sure to be a hit with anyone who loves pony stories, magic and adventure.
~ Amanda Wills, author of the Riverdale Pony Stories
A picture perfect adventure story for horse (and unicorn!) lovers everywhere!
I just loved Kate Gordon’s first book. The story of Lily, her best friends, their ponies and the adventure that unfolds after meeting the unicorn king and his herd really is super story-telling and I couldn’t put it down. Totally immersed in the story, I really could close my eyes, remember my first pony and imagine me and my pony club friends having a magical adventure just like this – what school holiday dreams are made of! Congratulations Kate on a super read!
~ Tracy Smytheman
Fantastic read, loved it!
I’m an animal lover, but have not had much experience with horses, or unicorns!
But this book really brought back the innocence and freedom of childhood for me, so descriptive with the individual personalities and emotion, i could picture what was written vividly to the point I hope it gets turned into a movie, I even imagined voices of the characters and a soundtrack!
Definitely looking forward to the next book!
~ Keith Hartley
I have just read Kate’s first book, Lily and the Unicorn King. A brilliant read, well thought out and great to see so much kiwiana and maoritanga shining through too!
Can’t wait to see what’s next in the series!
~ Gareth Davis