The Shadow of the Unicorn by Suzanne de Montigny

Welcome to Author 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.




Interview
If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future? 
I would go into the past. I’d want to see what it was like when the great asteroid hit the earth, or when the pyramids were built, or when Napoleon was in power, or to be there when my ancestor landed in Canada.
If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose? 
Barack Obama (because I greatly admire him), Justin Bieber (because he’s awww, so cute and talented) Stephen Harper (since he’s our prime minister), Brad Pitt (because he’s hot), and Julia Roberts (so I wouldn’t be surrounded by all guys).
If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you? 
My glasses so I could see and start a fire, a knife so I could cut things, and a fishing rod.
What is one book everyone should read? 
Anne of Green Gables. Anne Shirley convinced me writing was a cool thing to do.
If you were a superhero what would your name be? 
Super-Philanthropist. I know, it’s dumb, but I always wanted to be a philanthropist. It’s power. Just think of it – handing out money to anyone who needs it like Bill Gates does. I’d love it.
If you could have any superpower what would you choose? 
To brainwash evil people so they turn their lives around.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? 
Rocky Road. I love the chocolate and the chewy nuts – texture.
If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose? 
Pierre Trudeau, our past prime minister. He was so utterly brilliant and didn’t care what people thought of him.
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? 
A Spanish omelette with salsa. Mmm.
Night owl, or early bird? 
Oh, definitely early bird. I get up at five AM to write. That’s when my head is clearest. I can barely stay awake at night to read which is why it takes me a long time to read a book.
One food you would never eat? 
Liver. Yuck. I had it once by accident at a friend’s place thinking it was chicken. Boy, was I ever surprised. So were they when I nearly threw up on their new linoleum floor.
Pet Peeves? 
Gossips and bullies.
Skittles or M&Ms? 
Depends on what kind of mood I’m in. I really like sour food, but I like chocolate too. It’s the sort of thing I only eat around Halloween.

The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy 
Middle Grade Fantasy

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.