The Shadow of the Unicorn Book Blast

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About the Book

Title: The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy (The Shadow of the Unicorn, Book #1) | Author: Suzanne de Montigny | Publication Date: October 15, 2014 | Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing | Number of pages: 124 | Recommended age: 9+

Summary: A loud, hissing sound filled the air. The unicorns looked up, their eyes filled with horror.

Azaria, a unicorn colt, is intrigued when the young clairvoyant dinosaur, Darius, foresees a terrifying change in the world. When a giant fireball smashes into the earth, the unicorns struggle to survive the hurricanes and starvation that follow. Danger of a more sinister nature threatens when the creatures-that-walk-on-two-legs settle in the valley and their leader, Ishmael, discovers the healing power of the unicorns’ horns. Azaria, now a young stallion, must use his wits to save the herd from complete extinction.

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FREE Study Guide

There is now a FREE 36-page reproducible study guide to The Shadow of the Unicorn complete with integrated activities for kids and a complete answer key for parents, teachers, and homeschoolers. Click on the image below to download your free copy.

The Shadow of the Unicorn Study Guide by Suzanne de Montigny

 

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Winner of the 2013 Global E-book Award for Best Fantasy/Alternate History

 

The Buzz About the Book

The Shadow of the Unicorn provides an innovative and interesting plotline exploring how the fictional unicorns, the extinct dinosaurs, and early humans may have interacted if they co-existed in a post-apocalyptic world. Suzanne de Montigny does an excellent job of exploring the themes of natural disasters and environmental change, human greed, compassion, and courage. At the end of the day, The Shadow of the Unicorn is an entertaining read that I think will be enjoyed by children who love the fantasy genre and are keen on reading about unicorns. Ages 9+” ~ Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews

“Kudos to Ms. de Montigny for writing an original variation on the fantasy epic–unicorns intermingling with dinosaurs! The book’s themes include the humane and environmental concerns that Watership Down and the films of Hayao Miyazaki have in common. If you have a middle grader or are just young at heart, pick up The Shadow Of The Unicorn.” ~ 5 Star Review, Stuart W., Amazon

“The Shadow of the Unicorn is a must-read for all unicorn lovers, but even more so for the ones, like my self, who hadn’t read anything about them yet. It is a thrilling and encouraging story about a young unicorn that has to save his herd after a meteor nearly destroyed their environment and killed the dinosaurs. Suzanne de Montigny created a compelling universe with believable characters and a great adventure story to challenge them with. While the story finishes in this book, I can’t wait to read about the new adventures the unicorns will face..” ~ 5 Star Review, Antje H., Amazon

“This story pulled me in with a beautiful portrayal of a time and place where unicorns and dinosaurs live side by side. It moved me forward with unexpected twist and turns (a requirement in any good story). I found it hard to put the book down and was totally engaged in seeing the young characters (unicorns and dinosaurs) survive and grow because of the challenges they faced.” ~ 5 Star Review, NW Harris, Amazon

“What a delightfully unique book. Unicorns and dinosaurs facing changing conditions. Darius is a young dinosaur capable of seeing the future. Azaria is a young unicorn who becomes a friend and learns from Darius. Yes, there are humans in this book. They are the villains of the story. Greedy beasts. I think both boys and girls will love this story. Very quick paced and easy to read. A delightful story, and I look forward to more from this author. ~ 5 Star Review, DM Lawrence, Amazon

 

About the Author: Suzanne de Montigny

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Suzanne de Montigny

 

Suzanne de Montigny wrote her first unicorn story at the age of twelve. Several years later, she discovered it in an old box in the basement, thus reigniting her love affair with unicorns. The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy, is her first novel. Suzanne lives in Burnaby, B.C. with the three loves of her life – her husband and two boys.

For more information about Suzanne and The Shadow of the Unicorn, please visit http://www.suzannedemontigny.com

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Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle Book 4)

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Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle Book 4)

Not so very long ago, Eragon—Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider—was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.

Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances.

The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?

This is the much-anticipated, astonishing conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle.

http://www.amazon.com/Inheritance-Cycle-Book-4-ebook/dp/B003YL4LNY/

New Release: The Scariest Halloween Ever (Dragons of Dragondor) #mglit #kidlit #Dragondor

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The Dragons of Dragondor.

ABOUT THE BOOK

TITLE – The Scariest Halloween Ever
SERIES – Dragons of Dragondor
AUTHOR – Monica Garry
GENRE – Children’s Book/Middle Grade
PUBLICATION DATE – November, 06, 2014

Dragon In A Full Moon Night

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~This is guaranteed to be the scariest Halloween ever!~

Dontae of Dragondor loves scaring his little sister, Pattie.
He likes making her believe that scary goblins live in the village outside of their Kingdom. But this time Dontae has gone to far. Now his sister is afraid to go trick or treating. His mother is tired of him telling Pattie scary stories. So she told him if Pattie doesn’t go trick or treating, then he doesn’t get to go trick or treating.
Dontae and his friends – Larry, Gio, Sabyn, Nathan and Jagar have one day to convince Pattie that Halloween isn’t scary. They come up with a great plan. They’ll just go down to the village themselves and prove to Pattie that Goblins aren’t real.
Will they erase Pattie’s fears in time for Halloween? Or will their trip to the mysterious village leave them just as scared as she is?

BUY LINKS:

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BOOK EXCERPT


Pattie scrambled to the corner of the room, clutching her teddy bear to her chest.
“You’re lying,” she said, her voice shook with fear. “There is no such thing as a Halloween goblin.”
“Yes there is.”
“No, there’s not.”
“Yes there is.”
“When I get to school tomorrow, I am going to ask Mrs. Donaldson.”
“You can’t ask her.”
“Why not.”
“Mrs. Donaldson won’t be back at school until next week. She’s gone on vacation,” Dontae told her, which wasn’t a lie.
His friend, Gio, was in Mrs. Donaldson’s Fire Breathing class. He’d told Dontae that the class was going to have a substitute teacher for the rest of the week because Mrs. Donaldson was taking a mini-vacation.
So there was no way Pattie could ask the teacher if the Halloween goblin was real or not. She could ask her next week. But by then Dontae and his friends would have already had their Halloween fun.
“You’ll have to wait until Mrs. Donaldson comes back before you can ask her,” he told his sister.
“Did she go on vacation because she was afraid the Halloween goblin would come again this year, and she didn’t want to be here when he came?” Pattie asked.
Dontae and Larry nodded their heads yes. Dontae couldn’t believe his sister was really falling for their story. Every dragon knew that goblins weren’t real. Pattie was probably the only one who would fall for something like this. Dontae decided to push her further.
“I’ve heard of the Halloween goblin before too,” he told his sister. “But I never told you about it because I didn’t want to scare you.”
“Why are you telling me now then?”
“Because I needed to warn you. I heard that this year the Halloween goblin is looking for a certain type of dragon to steal from and to eat.”
“W-what type of dragon?”
“This year he only wants little girls.”
Pattie swallowed. “Really? I’m a little girl.”
“I know. But he’s not looking for just any little girl. He wants little dragon girls who love princesses and the color pink.”
“I-I love princesses and the color pink,” she said.
Dontae gave her a sad look. “I know. That’s why I’m telling you. Tomorrow night, when we go trick or treating, make sure you stay next to me. And whatever you do, don’t wear pink and don’t dress up like a princess. Make sure you tell your friends too. I don’t want the Halloween goblin attacking any of you. But if it does, I’ll try to protect you. But he’s bigger and stronger than I am. I may not be able to save you from him.”
“But I’m dressing up as a princess for Halloween,” Pattie cried. “Mama has already made my pink costume and my gold crown. And Kambri is going as a good witch. Her costume is pink, purple and silver. It’s too late for us to get new costumes made.”
Dontae sighed dramatically. “Like I said, I’ll try to protect both of you. Maybe together, Larry and I can defeat the Halloween goblin.”
Pattie didn’t look convinced. “You and Larry cannot defeat a goblin by yourself. You’re only ten. It’s going to eat both of you and then eat Kambri and I. I’m not doing it. I’m not going trick or treating.”
Inside, Dontae was cheering. It worked. His plan to go trick or treating without his sister and her friends had worked. He was happy, until he saw tears begin to spill down Pattie’s cheek.

Meet the Dragons of Dragondor Cast:
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Author Monica Garry is a Clinical Laboratory Technician by day and a writer by night. Since she’s a part of the medical field a lot of her characters have jobs as Doctors, Nurses, Laboratory Scientist and etc. When she’s not working she enjoys reading, writing, and shopping. She enjoys traveling though she’s not much of an outdoors person. Give her an air-conditioned room, a good book, a cup of coffee and she’s in heaven.

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Lily Lemon Blossom: Welcome to Lily’s Room

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Lily Lemon Blossom: Welcome to Lily’s Room
By Barbara Miller

Meet Lily Lemon Blossom, a delightful little girl who loves adventures and playing with her friends.

Lily invites you to see her lovely room and meet her many friends, including Bunny Rabbit and Josephine her kitten who is always by her side.

A quick peek into Lily’s room will tell you quite a lot about her. The room comes alive with its vibrant colors and huggable plush toys. It’s a happy place for a happy little girl and her friends.

Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Lily-Lemon-Blossom-Welcome-Lilys-ebook/dp/B007K81D60/