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Children's Book of the Month

A reason to read...

I gasped at every chapter . . . It has everything I love in a good book.
- Mel Taylor-Bessent, author of The Christmas Carrolls and Director of Authorfy

Skandar and the Unicorn Thief : The major new hit fantasy series - A.F. Steadman

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.

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.

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.



Annabel Steadman

A.F. Steadman grew up in the Kent countryside, getting lost in fantasy worlds and scribbling stories in notebooks.

She 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.

She is a passionate reader citing fantasy as one of her favourite genres to read. Skandar and the Unicorn Thief is her debut novel with the second book in the series landing in 2023