Thursday, February 20, 2014

Welcome, Suzanne de Montigny!!!

Are all unicorn stories charming stories made for young girls? Well, that's not the case with The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy, the first book in Suzanne de Montigny's trilogy of the same name. This is a story of what really happened when the asteroid struck the earth, causing the extinction of the dinosaur – all except one, that is. Darius, the sole survivor whose purpose is to lead the unicorns. It’s about the unsurpassable friendship between the young unicorn Azaria and Darius as they fight to save the unicorns from the same fate as the dinosaurs. Be sure to leave a comment at the end of the blog for a chance to win a copy of Suzanne’s e-book

Welcome, Suzanne! Please tell us a little bit about The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy
Well, Mary, it’s a story of unicorns surviving the great asteroid that transformed the earth into a near moonscape, and about how they overcame, especially after the arrival of the humans.

Uh-oh. That sounds rather ominous. What did the humans do?
Pretty much what humans do nowadays. We constantly hear about the poaching of elephants and rhinos for the ivory of their horn in Africa, and the very same happens to the unicorns, only it’s the healing power within their spiral horn that sends Ishmael into a frenzy of greed.

I always wondered if it was true about unicorn horns having special healing powers. So, what age group is this story for?
It’s a story for kids 9-12. But just a warning, when you think Shadow of the Unicorn, think along the lines of Harry Potter. It’s not a tale for the young and impressionable. There are ghosts and all kinds of other scary things to make your hair stand on end.
Oh! That sounds fantastic. I heard The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy won an award last summer.
It did indeed. I was so pleased. It won Gold in the Global E-book Awards for Best Fantasy/Alternate History. I was on cloud nine when it happened.

So you said it’s a trilogy; Can you tell us about some of the other books?
I’m in the final stages of completing The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Deception. Again, not a story for the weak of heart. This book takes place sixty years into the future when Icharus, a corrupt leader has created a false god to frighten the unicorns into submission. Rebelling against his tyranny, Ulysees and his best friend Teo befriend a horse and hence, the unicorns are rediscovered by the humans. I won’t tell you much more other than to say, they find Darius again and that there will be another cataclysmic event.

That sounds awesome. Are there any other books you’re working on that are near ready?

Ah, yes. My fiddling mystery – A Town Bewitched. It’s about a fourteen-year-old child prodigy in classical violin, Kira, growing up in the small town of Hope, B.C. She and her best friend, a girl adopted into a white family from China, are forever teased and bullied. And what makes things worse is Kira’s father has just died. Then, when Kate McDonough, the red-haired fiddler, takes the town by storm with her mysterious Celtic music, only Kira seems to know who has been vandalising the town leaving dead and gutted birds as a calling card.

That sounds great. Be sure to keep us posted on it. In the meantime, where can we buy a copy of The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy?

At the following links:

Thanks, Suzanne. This has been very interesting. Readers, don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy.


  1. Replies
    1. You are so very welcome, Suzanne. I can't wait to read this one. It sounds really intriguing

  2. Suzanne, I knew you were working on the second book in your series, but didn't know anything about A Town Bewitched. I enjoyed your first book and look forward to the release of the next two.

    Mary, thanks for inviting us to your place!

  3. A red-haired fiddler causing trouble, eh? So, what kind of trouble would a ginger unicorn get into? :-)

  4. Bryan, you're spoiling the surprise. That's in book three.


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