Skandar and the Unicorn Thief
Thirteen-year-old Skandar Smith has only ever wanted to be a unicorn rider. To be one of the lucky few selected to hatch a unicorn. To bond with it for life; to train together and race for glory; to be a hero.
But just as Skandar’s dream is about to come true, things start to take a more dangerous turn than he could ever have imagined. A dark and twisted enemy has stolen the Island’s most powerful unicorn – and as the threat grows ever closer, Skandar discovers a secret that could blow apart his world forever . . .
Get ready for unlikely HEROES, elemental MAGIC, sky battles, ancient secrets, nail-biting races and FEROCIOUS UNICORNS, in this EPIC ADVENTURE series that will have your heart soaring.
Praise for Skandar and the Unicorn Thief
Skandar and the Unicorn Thief has been named a Waterstones Book You Need in 2022.
"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