Suzanne de Montigny Talks Unicorns and Her Newest Writings

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on April 11, 2014 in Books, Guest, Interview, Middle Grade, MuseItUp, Suzanne de Montigny |

Make sure to check out my guest post about my writing spaces on the MuseItUp Tween and YA blog here and enter to win a copy of Elixir Bound as it’s the featured book on the Dragon Blog. While I was away, Suzanne de Montigny, author of the middle grade fantasy The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy, stopped by to talk about her award-winning book. 

theshadowoftheunicorn200x300 (2)newWhy are unicorns so important in mythology, in coats of arms, and in our imaginations? Find out why when you read Suzanne de Montigny’s The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy. And if you leave a comment at the end of this blog, you may win a copy of her e-book.

Winner of the Global Ebook Award for Best Fantasy/Alternate History, de Montigny’s story tells the unicorns’ struggle for survival when the great asteroid smashes into the earth, changing it into a moonscape, and causing the extinction of the dinosaurs – all except one, Darius the seer. Darius foresees the coming of the humans who exploit the unicorns for the healing power of their horns. When Ishmael drive nine unicorns to their death during a plague, Azaria seeks out Darius who teaches him the secret that keeps them alive, yet virtually impossible to find.

Suzanne, The Shadow of the Unicorns: The Legacy was such a moving story. Your ending was so sad. What can readers expect from you next?

I know what you mean, Katie. It makes me cry every time I read it, but the good news is it’s a trilogy and book 2 is nearly done.

There’s a book 2?

Yes, it’s called The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Deception. It happens sixty years into the future when a cruel and corrupt Great Stallion, Icharus, controls the unicorns by creating a false deity. When Ulysees and his friend Téo explore a forbidden trail, they are spotted by a human and thus begins the flight of the unicorns from danger. But are they safe from Icharus? They learn the truth from an older stallion who still remembers the old days – Danae. And the best part about this story, is they find Darius again, and not a moment too soon.

Wow, can’t wait. What else is on your plate?

The minute I submit this story, I will rehash my tale about a child prodigy in classical violin growing up in the town of Hope, British Columbia. She and her best friend, Charlotte, a girl adopted from China into a white family, are bullied at school, and to make matters worse, Kira’s dad just passed away from cancer. When Kate McDonough, the red-headed fiddler takes the town by storm with her mysterious Celtic music, only Kira suspects who’s been vandalizing the town, leaving dead and gutted birds as a calling card…

Oh, gives me goosebumps.

Me too.

Suzanne, where can we buy The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy?

At the following links: AmazonKobo, MuseItUpBarnes and NobleSmashwordsiBooks.

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Thanks, Suzanne.  It’s been really interesting. I wonder who that red-head is.

I’ll never tell.

Readers, don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy.

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