Annabel Steadman's debut Skandar and the Unicorn Thief, a magical middle grade series, was subject to major auctions for both book and film
Annabel Steadman is twenty-eight years old. In 2019, she was awarded a Distinction in a Creative Writing Masters from the University of Cambridge. Before focusing on writing, Annabel worked in both corporate and family law until she realised that there wasn’t nearly enough magic involved.
Praise for Skandar and the Unicorn Thief
"This deliciously fast-paced and immersive debut is the first in a planned five-book series and lives up to the hype, a wildly entertaining fantasy adventure of heroes, sky battles, elemental magic and ferocious unicorns.. I predict children will love it" The Bookseller, Book of the Month
“Skandar and the Unicorn Thief is a spectacular debut. Steadman has perfectly crafted a world that is so immersive you’ll believe that unicorns truly are real and yours is waiting for you in the Hatchery (because they are and it is). Her depiction of the bonds between rider and unicorn sit somewhere between Pokémon and Pullman’s dæmons; a connection that beautifully showcases the power of friendship, defined by a purposeful clarity of character from start to finish. Steeped in fantastical settings, elemental magic and a captivating mystery, Skandar is set to soar. “ Florentyna Martin