Book Review: The Shadow of the Unicorn II: The Deception


deceptionTitle: The Shadow of the Unicorn II: The Deception

Author: Suzanne de Montigny

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy / Tween Fantasy

Rating: A

Ulysees’ breath was ragged, and his heart filled with terror when they galloped toward the herd pursued by an enraged Icarus.

How did the Legacy of Azaria transform into the world fear it has, the unicorns barely existing hidden in the depths of the forest? Why is Icharus, the Great Stallion, so cruel and ruthless? And who is Jaresh, the invisible being who takes away their powers? Angry, the young colt Ulysees and his friend Téo rebel, following an abandoned trail where they’re discovered by humans. Now the entire herd must make an exodus. But Ulysees discovers there’s more danger then just humans when he meets a giant creature who warns them of impending doom…

Although I didn’t read the first book, I could follow along with the story right away. The book is told from the POV of an animal, which can either be a hit or miss and in this case, is deifnitely a hit. The author does a phenomenal job portraying Ulysees’ emotions, and those of the other unicorns. The plot is interesting, with the connection between unicorns and humans, and the book is set in an unique fantasy world with many original elements. A lovely story for kids.



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