I think unicorns are really neat. And no, it's not just because I'm a girl who's hopped up on too many episodes of My Little Pony. Unicorn legends are ancient, and there are similar creatures all over the world. Like the Karkadan. And the Kirin.
I'm not sure if you've read the Killer Unicorns series by Diana Peterfreund (if you haven't, you should - it's really, really good), but I feel like this book was definitely the source of much of her mythology. I didn't read the works cited page, or even remember if there was one (and if she didn't use one, shame! shame!), but the parallels between this book and those books were numerous.
Also, let's talk about the artwork. A lot of it is medieval, but there are some more modern additions, too. I think it's funny how some unicorns look more like horses, others more like deer, and there are a few that look like goats or lambs. The narwhal even makes an appearance. The unicorn of the sea.*
*Not to be mistaken with Chicken of the Sea.
I didn't really read the text because I wanted to look at the art, and the art did not disappoint. I loved the power and depth of every scene. Sometimes the unicorn was the hero, sometimes the hunted. I had never realized all the layers of unicorn lore and would be tempted to check this book out again when I have more time to read over the various legends carefully.
3.5 to 4 out of 5 stars.