As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 1)
I was thirteen when I first embarked on my voyage to the island of Essieterra. I sailed on an enormous galleon, though there were few passengers on board. The captain was a centaur, and the crew consisted of amiable mice and geese. I was the only human on the ship, amid the handful of werewolves, trolls, dwarfs, fairies, and a few other mystical creatures.
“Where are the unicorns?” I had asked when I first laid my eyes upon my shipmates.
“There’ll be countless unicorns in Essieterra,” Captain Carrot promised. “My dear, I can assure you that you will not be disappointed.”