Friday, February 11, 2011

THE UNICORN'S SECRET NEW COVERS





art by the amazing Sandara Tang


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This series is based on dreams I had--night after night--in third/fourth grade. Lord Dunraven's lands were as real to me as my own life.There is a second series now, set in the same place: The Faeries Promise. 







6 comments:

Robyn Hood Black said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, and all best wishes as you continue to hunker down and finish book three!
- hugs from down South

JudithHarlan said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful covers and wonderfully targeted marketing there, too! Nice going.

kathleen duey said...

I am really thrilled with these Sandara Tang covers. I loved the original ones, too, by Omar Rayyan.

Hard to believe they have been in print for almost ten years.

Anonymous said...

To tell the truth, I actually like the older covers better, because they are more mysterious and the drawings are how I imagine Heart to look like. But that's just my opinion. The new illustrations are pretty cool too.

I need to tell you that I absolutely LOVE your series. There could not possibly be anyone else who could have enjoyed your Unicorn's Secret series as much as I did. When I was eight I read all of them except the last book. For some reason, it was never in the library catalogue. Every time I came to the library I'd check, hoping against hope that I'd find the final book. I kept looking for years but eventually I gave up. But FIVE years later, in different library, I happened to stumble across it. Now the books are harder to find in the library, so I want to buy the entire series so that I can read it over and over and over again, like I used to.

By the way, the fact that you dreamed about the land in the series is really cool to me, because I dreamed about it too when I was seven. I kept dreaming about a huge, magnificent mountain that was a place of peace and beauty-and mystery. When Heart climbs that mountain that Castle Avamir was on, it seemed to be the very same one from my dream.

~Emily

kathleen duey said...

Oh, Emily, you have made me so happy. I loved writing the books that came from my grade school dreams. I love the original covers, too. The same artist did all the interior art. Omar Rayyan. Here http://bit.ly/YulFQH






Anonymous said...

Dear Kathleen Duey,
I am in fifth grade and I still love your Unicorn's Secret series. It makes me feel as if I am a little girl again. It also makes me OBSESSED with unicorns. My mom read them to me when I was really young, but I love them anyway. It's a story with wonderfully developed characters. My mom loves them too.
I wish to become a writer too. I would love to meet you. It would be really nice if you wrote back.
- Paige