Skandar and the Unicorn Thief: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)
  • Skandar and the Unicorn Thief: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)
  • Skandar and the Unicorn Thief: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)
  • Skandar and the Unicorn Thief: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)
  • Skandar and the Unicorn Thief: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)
  • Skandar and the Unicorn Thief: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)
Skandar and the Unicorn Thief: Exclusive Edition (Paperback) Skandar and the Unicorn Thief: Exclusive Edition (Paperback) Skandar and the Unicorn Thief: Exclusive Edition (Paperback) Skandar and the Unicorn Thief: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)

Skandar and the Unicorn Thief: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)

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Published: 02/02/2023
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Waterstones Says

Prepare to experience a magical world full of courageous heroes and warrior unicorns in the first instalment of Steadman's exhilarating series, as young Skandar takes to the skies to battle a deadly enemy.

Waterstones Children's Book of the Year 2022

Shortlisted for The British Book Awards 2023 Children's Fiction Book of the Year

Waterstones Children's Book of the Month for February 2023

Waterstones Exclusive Edition with sprayed edges

A Standard Edition is available here

Soar into a breathtaking world of heroes and ferocious unicorns in this first book in the hotly anticipated fantasy adventure series for fans of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and Amari and the Night Brothers.

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.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781398525801
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm


'Pacy, enthralling and epic, a gripping read.' - Louie Stowell, author of Loki

'A dazzling feat of imagination. I loved every breathless moment of it!' - Cat Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper's Island

'My book of the year. Not since Harry Potter have I felt this excited about a series. Readers are sure to be clamouring for the next book. You'll never look at unicorns the same way again, nor will you want to!' - Dominique Valente, author of the Starfell series

'Never have unicorns been so ferocious, fearsome and thrilling! A fantastically gripping read!' - Laura Ellen Anderson, author of Amelia Fang

'A magnificent book. I raced through it - at turns enthralled, delighted, amazed. It's everything I could have wanted and more. No doubt this book is going to fly.' - Hannah Gold, author of The Last Bear

'Skandar and the Unicorn Thief brims with wild adventure, fierce sky battles, elemental magic, ferocious unicorns and a terrifying enemy. Steadman's cinematic writing draws you in from the very first page, creating a hugely compelling, unforgettable read. Endlessly thrilling, unputdownable and utterly unmissable.' - Aisling Fowler, author of Fireborn

'A. F. Steadman has created a stunning new world that feels both familiar and fresh, with a cast of characters that will stay with you long after you've finished reading.' - Tola Okogwu, author of Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun

'A fresh new voice brimming with imagination and crackling with excitement. These bloodthirsty unicorns will take you on a ride you'll never forget!' - Benjamin Dean

'A fantasy adventure of epic proportions by a superstar author. I loved everything about it from the elemental magic, to the treehouses, and unique unicorn twist. Skandar and the Unicorn Thief is going to be the start of everyone's new favourite series.' - Aisha Bushby

'Skandar and the Unicorn Thief takes you on a great adventure from bloodthirsty unicorns to duels in the air. This MG is a must-read and you won't be disappointed.' - Rachel Faturoti

'An absolute triumph. I gasped at every chapter... It has everything I love in a good book.' - Mel Taylor-Bessent, author of The Christmas Carrolls

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“A new favourite”

I'm a bit tired of fantasy tales about 'the chosen one' -- a boy (and it's usually a boy) destined to save the world because he's special or unique in some way, and an evil character who is... More

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“Magical. Emotional. Daring. True.”

I was lucky enough to receive a proof copy of Skandar after hearing about the hype surrounding its release.


This is one of those rare books that will appeal to adults and children alike.... More

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“Which Elemental allegiance will you have? No fluffy glittery Unicorns here, only a special bond between a Unicorn and its Rider…”

Skandar has always dreamed of being a Unicorn Rider but his chances of passing the Hatchery exam seem slim. He is being brought up by his Dad (his Mum is dead) and his sister Kenna on the Mainland, but most of the... More

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