1980's/70's. Fantasy, all mechanical/electrical things on earth stopped working, unicorn

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1980's/70's. Fantasy, all mechanical/electrical things on earth stopped working, unicorn

1James1515
Redigeret: feb 11, 2018, 2:48am

Greetings and Salutations. It's funny how something one forgot decades ago suddenly reappears in memory for no apparent reason. In this case, I am watching the film "The Dark Tower." A scene in the film suddenly brought to mind this book I read 35-40 years ago. What I remember most is that I enjoyed the story. What I don't remember, is anything about the story, title, or author. Here are the few bits I do remember.

-I believe the book was written in the early to mid 80's and possibly late 70's.

-As the story begins, it is somehow known that approximately 2 years prior (I could be way off with the time, but I think it's 2 years), all mechanical and electrical things on earth stopped working. All cars, appliances and everything else. No one knows why this happened.

-Magic and/or magical beings have appeared on the earth. There is a unicorn.

-There is a man who, I believe is traveling or lives in a forest. Other people also live in groups or whatever. I don't remember much more about the man, except that for some reason, the unicorn is drawn to him for some reason. It may be that the man protects other people..... that's all I've got.

Thanks in Advance for whatever help anyone can give.

2mandyredpeach
feb 11, 2018, 3:10am

Maybe "Ariel" by Steven R. Boyett sorry I don't know how to link it to the exact book... it's been a long time since I read it but it has a lot of the same principles in the story

3konallis
Redigeret: feb 11, 2018, 5:46am

Part of your description reminds me of the Changes trilogy by Peter Dickinson (The Devil's Children, Heartsease and The Weathermonger), but I don't remember a unicorn featuring in that.

4btuckertx
feb 11, 2018, 7:53am

A touchstone assist: Ariel by Steven R. Boyett.

5mandyredpeach
feb 11, 2018, 11:30am

Thank you!

6btuckertx
feb 11, 2018, 1:21pm

>5 mandyredpeach: You're welcome!

7James1515
feb 11, 2018, 1:23pm

Thanks so much to all who replied. Ariel does ring a bell. Looking at reviews of the story following btuckertx' touchstone and on Amazon almost confirms it. I'll have to order a copy. Thanks Again!

8James1515
Redigeret: feb 11, 2018, 1:38pm

And I just saw the cover of the original version... Ariel is definitely the book I remember. Thanks again.

9dduchess
maj 13, 2020, 6:16pm

need help.

I’m looking for a book I read it in 2011.

She’s a favorite of her parents. Her brother is jealous of her. She had a fiancé who she was going to marry. Her fiancé dad raped her, her brother witnessed it but kept quiet. She breaks her engagement and leaves town.

She becomes a success. Her ex and her bestfriend end up together. They have a son which she’s his godmother. The boy dies in her hands and the man never forgives her.

She later was a surrogate to her fiancé and bestfriend daughter. Unknown to him that she’s the girls real mother.

When he finds out, she confesses, she tells him how she was raped and her brother comes forward with the truth.