Award winning author, Suzanne de Montigny, wrote her first novella when she was twelve. Years later, she discovered it in an old box in the basement, thus reigniting her love affair with writing. A teacher for twenty years, she enjoys creating fantasy and paranormal for tweens and teens. She lives in Burnaby, B.C., Canada with the four loves of her life – her husband, two boys, and Buddy the dog.

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      Author of the  Canadian Historical Brides Collection, Book #6


Fields of Gold Beneath Prairie Skies (Saskatchewan)


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French-Canadian soldier, Napoleon, proposes to Lea during WWI, promising golden fields of wheat as far as the eye can see. After the armistice, he sends money for her passage, and she journeys far from her family and the conveniences of a modern country to join him on a homestead in Saskatchewan. There, she works hard to build their dream of a prospering farm, clearing fields alongside her husband through several pregnancies and even after suffering a terrible loss. When the stock market crashes in ’29, the prairies are stricken by a long and abysmal drought. Thrown into poverty, she struggles to survive in a world where work is scarce, death is abundant, and hope dwindles. Will she and her family survive the Great Depression?

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This series (Canadian Historical Brides) showcases the experiences of the folks who came to settle our neighbor north of the border. Different times, different circumstances, but all these people left a familiar world and came to a frontier--of one kind or another. Lea meets her man at the end of WW1 in war weary Belgium when a french-speaking soldier from Canada--Napoleon--bivouacs with her family. A whirlwind romance later, and Lea is on her way from Europe to a homestead on a prairie farm. There are good times--and bad times too--aplenty, as the young couple begin their lives together, because the timeline includes the '29 Crash and the '30's dust bowl disaster which broke many a strong family. Courage sometimes falters in this true, well-researched tale, but love never does, and Lea, who has come so far and braved so much, will find her happiness in a new land.


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 Born deep in the forest, far from the herd, Damien is kept a dark secret by his parents until his father, Samuel, decides the colt must join the other foals to be initiated. But the unicorns are horrified by Damien’s birth defect. They see him as a freak despite his astonishing abilities. Then when a rival shoves Samuel over the edge of the canyon to his death, Damien’s talents turn deadly. Can anyone stop him before he destroys their world?

If you liked Richard Adam's Watership Down, you'll love the series, Shadow of the Unicorn."


 Review: Terrific YA Fantasy, Powerful Racism Tale, Rabid Reader

Excellent metaphor for racism wrapped into a compelling YA fantasy tale. DeMontigny's writing gets better with every book and her characters command attention. The tale of the unicorns reaches its conclusion as young Damien faces adversity and bullying, prominent themes made all the more relevant for youth today. Great read for both adults and children, a book (trilogy) to be shared with the entire family.





Sixty years after the unicorns’ narrow escape from extinction, Azaria's Legacy has gone wrong. The new generation barely exists, hidden in the depths of the forest. Their cruel and ruthless leader, Icarus, threatens them daily with Jaresh, an invisible being capable of taking away their powers. Angry, the young colt Ulysees and his friend Téo rebel, following an old, abandoned trail where they’re discovered by humans. Now the entire herd must flee. But Ulysees learns there’s a far greater danger than humans when he meets a giant creature who warns him of impending doom…


 Review: This is a Great Book for children and adults that like Fantasy - Norma Sullivan

This is a great book for children and adults that like fantasy and Unicorns. It has a lot of adventure to hold your attention, but it is rather sad towards the end of the book. I will definitely recommend this book and author to my friends and family.

This is the 2nd book in the “Shadow of the Unicorn” series, and the first book that I have read by this author.







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 to their world. When a giant fireball smashes into the earth, the unicorns struggle to survive the hurricanes and starvation that follow. But nothing compares to the danger when the creatures-that-walk-on-two-legs settle in the valley, and their leader discovers the healing power in the unicorns’ horns. Greedy and ruthless, Ishmael will stop at nothing in his pursuit of wealth – even the complete extinction of the herd. Azaria must find a way to outsmart Ishmael before it’s too late.



I picked this book up after reading another of this author's works. I'm glad I did. An interesting tale weaving the fantasy world of unicorns with dinosaurs. Once again, Ms. Montigny wove an incredible world with well-formed characters and a beautiful environment. Her pacing is spot on, balancing the action sequences perfectly with character development and the advancement of the main plot. Also, I love the morals Ms. Montigny weaves into her stories. Not only did I enjoy this novel, but I plan on passing it over to my boys for them to read as well. On to book 2 of the series!!!





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