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Feb 14

"I'm leaving my kingdom to you cat." Said the crazy elf unicorn lady.Click for full image

Tom Noir’s Art Direction: Alright, with this book we’re targeting that often over-looked pre-teen girl fantasy market. What do pre-teen girls like? Cats and unicorns. Wait! I have it. There’s a girl, but she’s also a unicorn! What do you mean that doesn’t make sense? Make it happen! Oh, and make sure she has a cat.
Published 2003

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 6.04 out of 10)
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25 Responses to “Acorna’s Rebels”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “OK, remember that thing about cats always landing on their feet? Let’s put that to the test…”

  2. Phil Says:

    Surely this should have the “once you see it” tag.

    Clever fontwork, using the serif on the L to suggest an (additional) horn… although that would make her a bicorn.

  3. Tag Wizard Says:

    This cover’s only half way to “once you see it”…

  4. Ernest The Yak Says:

    …..I….I….like cats and unicorns…

  5. RachelJ Says:

    Before we all start blaming the hapless art director:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acorna
    http://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/0380978997/ref=cm_cr_dp_syn_footer?k=Acorna's%20Rebels&showViewpoints=1

    Beautiful, silver-haired, pure-souled, magical half-girl-half-unicorn on a quest to save special telepathic cats. This is really, truly what the book is about.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    “ACORNA’S REBFIS”

    Is Rebfis the cat? And does Acorna have one, two or three horns? Or is that a Bluetooth on her ear?

  7. SI Says:

    @Bibliomancer – No no it’s “Acorna’s Rebfi,s” wait… that doesn’t clear up anything..

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    You numbskulls! That’s her right ear.

    I wish to complain about the lack of anti-gravity watermelons on this cover.

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    @DSWBT — Not to mention the lack of dainty hoof-feet. Bet she has a nice tail.

  10. Jeff Vader Says:

    Is there a half man – half centaur in this book series?

    If not there should be – from the front you´d mistake him for a normal bloke but he has the back half of a tiny horse sticking out from his butt.

  11. HappyBookwyrm Says:

    Both this book and “Acorna’s Search” have the tag “The Further Adventures of the Unicorn Girl.” Surely whichever of these came latest should have “The EVEN Further Adventures, etc.” or “Yet More Adventures” or at least “SOME Further Adventures…”

    @RachelJ – Now that you mentioned the “special telepathic cats” I really want to read this book…I have a list. This book just made it.

  12. fred Says:

    Yup, this cover positively oozes rebellion.

  13. Rags Says:

    “Beautiful, silver-haired, pure-souled, magical half-girl-half-unicorn on a quest to save special telepathic cats.”

    I dont know, seems the ratio of woman to unicorn is one sided, VERY one sided….Perhaps it should read, mostly woman but with very non offensive unicorn traits. Someone rolled the DNA dice and won bigtime!

  14. Lionrock Says:

    I don’t know anything about these books or this half woman half unicorn character, but I’m pretty sure the story of that human/horse mating would be unsuitable for, well, anyone.

  15. RachelJ Says:

    @Lionrock. I don’t think it was her parents- Wikipedia says her whole species is “descended from what can be considered Unicorns”. Whatever that means.

  16. Bibliomancer Says:

    @RachelJ @Lionrock — Acorna’s parents.

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    If the cat isn’t also a unicorn, this is the Worst Book Evah.

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “And so Acorna saved the Kingdom of Eternia and was rewarded with the title of Royal Coat Hanger.”

  19. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    The name “Acorna” sounds kind of corny…yuk, yuk, yuk.

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Rejected titles:

    2 Acorna 2 Rebels
    Acorna’s Rebels: narhii-Vhiliinyar Drift
    Acorna & Further 6
    Can Be Considered a Unicorn 6

  21. Tom Noir Says:

    I feel that not giving the cat a tiny unicorn horn of its own was a missed opportunity.

  22. anon Says:

    Is there someone lying in the rubble in the background? That looks like a nose.

    I can’t get over the definite article in “The further adventures of the unicorn girl”. It’s really bad when “Them further adventures of the unicorn girl” is an actual improvement. The only way the text works is if “further” isn’t an adverb but some sort of descriptive noun.

  23. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Pray that Acorna won’t trip, fall and get stuck in a floor plank.

    (Sorry, couldn’t resist one more…)

  24. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE ECONOMICS GIRL…

    ACORNA’S ROUBLES

  25. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Can I just say I like the kitteh? He’s well-drawn.

    I do note that his eyebrow whiskers are very much shaped and placed like a horn would be if he was a unicorn cat.

    And surely someone’s written unicorn cat stories by now. There are winged cat stories galore. Still, getting a head bump from a horned cat wouldn’t be pleasant.

    8 year old GSSXN says, cut out the middle humanoid and let’s have telepathic cats riding unicorns, having adventures.

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