Spotlight and Giveaway for The Rising Mist: Book 3 in the Mist Trilogy


The Rising Mist: The Final Book of the Mist Trilogy by M.J. Evans
Age Range: 9 and up
Print Length: 237 pages
Series: The Mist Trilogy (Book 3)
Genre: Fantasy

About the Book:

The evil unicorn Hasbadana is defeated in the second book of The Mist Trilogy: “Mists of Darkness.” He is sent back to his Dark Kingdom, his head bowed in shame. But will this defeat be permanent or just a temporary set back?

While Hasbadana stomps around his castle, Valhalla, and plots his next move, the Legion of the Unicorn continue serving the animals on the earth. Bethany is inducted into the Legion and becomes Shema’s rider. Time after time, she and Nick ride their unicorns through the mist to help injured and dying horses. Their travels take them to the Island of Chincoteague to help the ponies with their annual swim. They help polo ponies, a police horse and circus animals. They even become involved in an international scandal as they work to rescue the famous Lipizzan Stallions from a band of kidnappers holding them for ransom. It is tiring but rewarding work for the two riders and their unicorns.

But alas, a sad day arrives in Celestia. Nick and Lazari return from their assignment only to be summoned to meet with Urijah, the Lord of the unicorns. The kind, wise leader informs the boy that Hasbadana has taken Nick’s sisters into his Dark Kingdom. Nick knows that he must return to the Dark Kingdom to save them. With Bethany by his side, he faces the evil unicorn once again. Unfortunately, Hasbadana is ready for them. Now, only Urijah can save them by trading his life for theirs’. Will Urijah spend the rest of eternity as Hasbadana’s prisoner? Read “The Rising Mist” to find out.

“The Rising Mist” is the perfect story for horse and fantasy lovers of all ages. Read all three books of The Mist Trilogy: “Behind the Mist – Book One of The Mist Trilogy,” “Mists of Darkness – Book Two of The Mist Trilogy” and “The Rising Mist – The Final Book of the Mist Trilogy.” 

Other Books in the Mist Trilogy:

Behind the Mist: Book One of the Mist Trilogy
There exists a land filled with power and magic…Behind the Mist.
Nick and his family spend their summers in the Colorado mountains where he first meets an exceptional horse named Jazz. What begins as an increasingly strong bond between a horse and his young rider goes beyond extraordinary when an unexpected tragedy launches them on a thrilling journey to the land behind the mist.

Celestia is the immortal home to noble and great horses that, based upon the virtues they developed on earth, earned the privilege to be given the power and status of a unciorn, and receive their horns. Under the guidance and direction provided by Lord Urijah and his Council of the Twelve Ancients, the unicorns serve as the guardian angels to the animals on earth.

Nick is the only human in Celestia-or so it first appears. As they learn more about this magical land, Nick and Jazz are compelled to embark on a rescue mission into the Dark Kingdom that is ruled by the evil uniocrn, Hasbadana. Though aided on their journey by special skills and unusual allies, the boy and horse confront powers that threaten to destroy them in their attempt to save a lost soul.

Join Nick and Jazz as they battle the forces of evil and demonstrate the transcendent power of loyalty and love.

 “Behind the Mist” is the perfect book for the horse and unicorn lover in all of us.

Mists of Darkness: Book Two of the Mist Trilogy
Having braved the evil powers in the Dark Kingdom and rescued a lost soul in Behind the Mist, the first book of the Mist Trilogy, Nick and Jazz proved themselves worthy to become members of the Legion of the Unicorn. In a ceremony passed down through the ages, Jazz is endowed with a glowing, amber-colored unicorn horn and a new name: Lazari. Nick becomes his partner as the first-ever unicorn rider.

However, the celebration is short lived as word reaches Celestia of an ominous, dark mist that descended upon Churchill Downs in Kentucky. When the mist dissipated, several horses had vanished.

The unicorns knew immediately that this was the work of the ruler of the Dark Kingdom, Hasbadana. This wicked unicorn’s desire is to conquer the earth and rule everything on it, including mankind, with an iron hoof.

Again and again, the mist of darkness descends at horse venues around the world. Horses, of all types, breeds, and sizes, disappear in its oppressive gloom. Urijah, the Lord of Celestia, and his Council of the Twelve Ancients watch helplessly, never knowing where it will strike next. Hasbadana’s mist of darkness comes down upon horse shows, herds of wild mustangs, polo matches and rodeos, anywhere there are numerous horses. And when the mist is gone, so are the horses.

Deep in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Hasbadana begins training his army of horses, controlling them through fear and intimidation. The lord of the Dark Kingdom drills his army relentlessly as he strives to prepare them to conquer the earth, one barn at a time, one house at a time, one town at a time.

Will the Legion of the Unicorn be able to stop him? Read Mists of Darkness-Book Two of the Mist Trilogy to discover what happens to Nick and Lazari in this exciting continuation of the acclaimed fantasy, Behind the Mist.

About the Author:

M.J. Evans is passionate about horses, fantasy and writing. She is the author of both fiction and non-fiction titles about horses.

Growing up in Lake Oswego, Oregon, she learned to ride, rain or shine. After graduating from Oregon State University, she took a twenty-five year hiatus from owning a horse while she and her husband raised five children. A move to Colorado gave her the opportunity to return to her riding and she took the time to work on her writing as well.

She spends many hours riding in the Rocky Mountains and planning her books in her head. She has completed all three books of the Mist Trilogy.

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    August 7, 2014 at 1:41 am

    Margi is a great author, and her Mist trilogy is fabulous for young readers who love horses! Thanks for sharing on the Kit Lit Blog Hop! Cheryl, Hop Hostess

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    August 9, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I just started teaching 6th grade language arts. My students are crazy-excited about reading some new books and I'm trying to find as many good titles as I can to keep up that excitement! Thanks for the tip on this one. I'd love to win it for my classroom.

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    Michelle Willms
    August 9, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    I'm so happy to read that you were able to return to your riding. I loved to ride as a child, but haven't had enough land for many, many years to have a horse. I'm hopeful that I, too, will be able to have a horse again someday and return to the riding and companionship horses provide. I love that you are offering your wonderful books to us on one of my favorite blogs. Thanks so much.

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    August 10, 2014 at 12:36 am

    What a fun book. I have a granddaughter who would love this.

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    August 10, 2014 at 1:03 am

    looks like a cute book.

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    August 10, 2014 at 3:37 am

    Sounds like an interesting read – love unicorns and horses

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    Dorothy Teel
    August 10, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Cool a book on Unicorns, my favorite and horses my granddaughters favorite, this book The Rising Mist sounds very interesting and it would be fun to read and find out about the horses in the dark hills of South Dakota and how they win, thank you for sharing this review.

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    Jenn S.
    August 12, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Definitely a series to read and enjoy. I trained horses for years before a back injury took me away from riding.

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    annie page
    August 12, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Love the idea for these books. I have a niece that rides horses in tournaments and I know she would also this series. Great story lines

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