Friday, February 11, 2011


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. 


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.


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

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