Alice, who lives with her family in Hertford says, “World Book Day will look a little different this year and I will miss visiting schools in person but I am looking forward to some virtual visits and to the launch of my new book!”
The Blazing Unicorn is a brand new fairytale with a traditional feel. When Marie stumbles across a unicorn deep in the forest, she is amazed to learn it has the power to grant her three wishes. But kind and trusting Marie unwittingly bestows the unicorn’s power upon her father Jacob, with disastrous results…
Years later, under the reign of King Jacob, the Kingdom of Quessia has slowly fallen into poverty and ruin. A spiteful and careless king, Jacob is disliked by all of his subjects. Many try to overthrow him – with their thunderous armies and quiet spies – but none succeed. How does the king seemingly outwit and outdo every one of his enemies? No one knows. But deep in the forest, a band of rebels are making a plan. . .
The book is the fourth in the series of Dark Unicorn books, published by Scholastic, and follows the bestselling Midnight Unicorn, Darkest Unicorn and Cursed Unicorn. The books are perfect for 9-12s but are enjoyed by readers of all ages. They all work as standalone books, but fans of the series might spot a familiar character in this one. Alice can be heard reading Picnic Planet on our children’s audiobook, available in our online store, while Carol Jones from Leaf Cafe in Hertford also reads Rickety Rocket – another title by Alice.
The Blazing Unicorn is available in Asda, WHSmith and to order from your local independent bookshop, but Alice is offering one lucky reader a chance to win a free copy. Just fill in the form below by Wed 3rd March and tell us what your child likes most about unicorns. The winner will be chosen at random and announced the following week. Good luck!
About Alice Hemming
Alice Hemming is the author of over fifty children’s books, including the bestselling ‘Dark Unicorns’ series and ‘The Leaf Thief’ with illustrator Nicola Slater, which has sold across the world and been translated into nine languages. She lives with her family in Hertford. To find out more about Alice and for some free children’s writing activities, visit her website at www.alicehemming.co.uk or find her on Twitter @alicehemming1