'Skandar the Unicorn Thief' by A.F. Steadman. Signed copy. Hardback
'Soar into a breathtaking world of heroes and unicorns as you've never seen them before, in this first book in the hotly anticipated fantasy adventure series for children age 9+, and fans of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and Amari and the Night Brothers. 'Pacy, enthralling and epic, a gripping read.' - Louie Stowell, author of Loki and Otherland 'A dazzling feat of imagination. I loved every breathless moment of it!' - Cat Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper's Island and co-author of Twin Crowns'The best book I've ever read.' - Patrick, age 10 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: 'My book of the year. Not since Harry Potter have I felt this excited about a series.'
Published by Simon & Shuster