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Publication Order of Innkeeper's World Books

Publication Order of The Last Unicorn Books

The Last Unicorn (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unicorn Sonata (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Way Home (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Fine and Private Place (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Unicorn (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Folk of the Air (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unicorn Sonata (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tamsin (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
I'm Afraid You've Got Dragons (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Lightning (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summerlong (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Calabria (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Lila the Werewolf (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magician of Karakosk (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dance for Emilia (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Hearts (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncle Chaim and Aunt Rifke and the Angel (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Story of Kao Yu (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Karkadann Triangle (With: Patricia A. McKillip) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

The Rhinoceros Who Quoted Nietzsche and Other Odd Acquaintances (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Line Between (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mirror Kingdoms (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange Roads (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Never Talk about My Brother (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleight of Hand (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
These Are They (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Overneath (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Essential Peter S. Beagle, Volume I: Lila the Werewolf and Other Stories (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Essential Peter S. Beagle, Volume II: Oakland Dragon Blues and Other Stories (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Last Unicorn (Graphic Novels) Books

The Last Unicorn (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

I See by My Outfit (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The California feeling (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Denim (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady and Her Tiger (With: Pat Derby) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Garden of Earthly Delights (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Presence of Elephants (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Essential Peter S. Beagle Books

The Essential Peter S. Beagle, Volume I: Lila the Werewolf and Other Stories (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

After the King(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Immortal Unicorn(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Modern Classics of Fantasy(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eleventh Annual Collection(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Writer's Guide to Fantasy Literature(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Five Seasons of Angel: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Vampire(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2006 Edition(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Salon Fantastique(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2009(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unplugged: The Web's Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 2008 Download(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Real Unreal(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warriors 2(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Triangulation: End of the Rainbow(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Songs of Love and Death(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Way of the Wizard(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conclave(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Mystery Stories 2012(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2012(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once Upon a Curse(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Voices of Fantasy(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Superheroes(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Horn to Rule Them All(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Woman: An Anthology(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unicorn Anthology(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Peter S. Beagle’s is an American fantasy and nonfiction author. He’s also a guitarist, screenplays writer, and folk singer. The author’s first novel was A fine and Private Place which he wrote at nineteen. Beagle’s is known for his bestselling book, The Last Unicorn, one of the ten best fantasy novels of all time.


Jenny Gluckstein is a thirteen-year-old girl staying with her divorced mother, a music teacher in New York. Her biological dad is an opera singer and loves visiting them regularly.

In school, she’s a misfit, and she feels lucky to have two friends to spend time with. She also has a cat named Mister Cat, which keeps her company at home. One day her mother announces that she’s wedding her boyfriend Evan McHugh and that they will be moving to England to live with him as a family.
She is so upset knowing she’ll leave her friends, the life she is used to, and her cat will be in quarantine for six months. Jenny lives with her new brothers and a step-dad in a new land. She didn’t take it so lightly at first, and she turned a pain for everyone around her. But it turns out that her new stepbrothers, Julian and Tony, aren’t bad to her as she thought. Jenny looks the idea on the brighter side that she’ll be living in London, a place she has always liked.

After moving to England, Evan lands a new job as a manager at a farm in Dorset, and the house he finds becomes inhabitable for them. Time pass, and when six months are over, she gets her Mister cat back from the quarantine, and she feels relieved knowing her favorite pet is with her.

Their house is haunted, but no one is sure about whatever is happening. Different kinds of creatures haunt the manor and everything surrounding it, so one day, Mister Cat brings Jenny proof in the form of his girlfriend, a ghost named Persian. As days pass, Jenny isn’t curious about anything until she meets the Persian person named Tamsin Willoughby, the daughter of Roger Willoughby, founder of the Stourhead Farm.

Tamsin died three hundred years ago during the Bloody Assizes of 1685. She has always wanted to move on for a very long time, but there is something that she needs to do first, but unfortunately, she can’t remember it. Jenny finds herself in the middle of the mystery of the Stourhead farm and the night creatures that live there.

As the story progresses, it appears that she doesn’t want to remember the hidden trauma. Jenny wants Tamsin to stick around, but eventually, she realizes that her presence brings strange problems to the farm and needs to be solved. Jenny learns many things about Tamsin and the time she has lived in the house alive. She has to get herself into the dark world that no human has tried in a hundred years as she faces the danger of changing a life forever.

As the years pass, she meets a Pooka, the black Dog, the billy-blind, the wild hunt, the old Lady of the Elder Tree, and other unusual beings, among them a terrifying ghost.

The author has incorporated some historical snippets related to the Bloody Assizes of 1685, the ruthless chief justice Jeffries of Wem, and the glorious revolution of 1688.

Jenny admires Tamsin’s beautiful smile so much that she wants to stay with her. The story starts quirky and mundane and later develops into a strange, supernatural, and fantastic adventure. It’s a story of a young girl’s struggles that comes to terms with life-changing events at the most vulnerable period of her life.

In Tamsin, the author tells a story filled with English myths from Jenny’s point of view as she narrates how she moved from their home in Manhattan to a farmhouse in England.

The Last Unicorn
As the book opens up, a group of human hunters pass through the forest looking for a game. They have ended up empty-handed several days and have come to believe that it’s a unicorn’s forest where a magical aura protects animals. They then decide to try luck somewhere else, but before they leave, one of them warns that she might be the only one of her kind left.

The Unicorn has been lonely for so long that she can’t remember, and she has decided to take her endless time the way it comes. She walks beneath the summer trees blessing the land with her presence and severally letting the mortals see her. She doesn’t want to question anything because that’s how the unicorns are.

However, everything changes when one day she overhears the hunter near her wood giving information of her as the last Unicorn in the world, and it’s at this point she plans on finding out what happened to others of her kind. The news disturbs her so much, and it drives her to leave the forest.

She travels through the land and realizes that humans cannot recognize her because they see a beautiful white mare. The Unicorn meets a talking butterfly that speaks in riddles and songs on her way. At first, the butterfly ignores the question about the other unicorns but eventually informs her that her kind was taken to far land by a creature known as the Red Bull. She is taken captive by a carnival creature led by Mommy Fortuna, the witch. The witch uses a magic spell to create an illusion that animals are creatures of myth.

She’s held in captivity with Schmendrick, the world’s most powerful magician, and Molly Grue, a woman looking to start life fresh. The magician realizes that the Unicorn is a legend and frees her in the middle of the night, then the Unicorn frees the other creatures. The Unicorn has to confront human and inhuman monsters as she tries to rescue her kind. She later finds out that the only way to avoid the fates that befall the rest of her kind is to do the most challenging thing of changing herself.

Can the Unicorn make it to save all her kind trapped by the Red Bull?

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