Now you can read the novelette Publisher’s Weekly called “A harsh and poignant take on the unicorn myth.” and Booklist claimed was “[A] deliciously dark tale of unlikely nuns and even more unlikely unicorns…”
…for only $.99 cents!
In 18th century France, a noble family prepares to celebrate their daughter’s arranged marriage by holding a traditional unicorn hunt. But when an unusual nun arrives at the chateau with her beloved pet to help the rich girl train, nothing goes as expected. Starring hunters, fine ladies, fancy frocks, and killer unicorns.
This story was originally published in last year’s Kiss Me Deadly anthology. It is a 2010 Locus Recommended Read. If you have been curious about the killer unicorn world but haven’t had a chance to read the full length novels, here is a marvelously low-cost, high-adventure way to see what I keep going on about. And if you have read Rampant and Ascendant but didn’t get your hands on the antho, here’s my novelette in all its glory!
I love this story so much. It’s my first historical, my first published work in third person, and my first story (despite having published not one but two novels with swords on the covers) in which I actually buckle some swash.*
Okay. Off to write. I’ve got three hours before Q’s doctor’s appointment. Wonder how much I can get done?
* My dictionary app tells me that, to my dismay, “swashbuckling” does not actually refer to swordfights, but instead to adventurous/romantic derring-do. Naturally, all my books have that (hello! Dude jumped off a moving speedboat in Rites of Spring (Break)), but let’s just pretend we’re talking swordfights here.