Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1996
He was the youngest prince the unicorns had ever known: Aljan son-of-Korr, Dark Moon. A silver crescent on his brow and a white star on his heel were tokens that he was destined to become the legendary Firebringer, the hero who would conquer the unicorns’ enemies and lead the tribe back to their ancestral homeland. But a secret haunts Jan’s father, the king—a secret so dark that, once exposed, it could bring the downfall of the prophesied Firebringer. When, with his dying breath, Korr reveals the truth to his son, Jan is left with its terrible burden, and with an impossible choice—renounce Tek, his beloved mate, and lose forever the kingship of the unicorns, or return to the tribe and face the consequences of his father’s acts, and of his own.