Skandar and the Unicorn Thief
Author: A.F. Steadman
Skandar Smith is a young boy from England who idolises unicorn riders and aspires to become a one. But disaster erupts when the Weaver, a mysterious spirit wielder, threatens the mainland at the Chaos Cup, a famous unicorn riders championship, and everyone is panicking. But when Skandar is not allowed to take the Hatchery test (which tests if you can be a unicorn rider), a mysterious rider discreetly takes him to the Hatchery Door on the island. Joined by 42 other young riders, his life in the Eyrie, where riders train, becomes increasingly difficult. While hiding the fact that he is an illegal spirit wielder and searching for his long-lost mum, he is also trying to stay in the Eyrie and make friends. But threats from the Weaver sends the whole island into a panic.
As Skandar digs through his family history and the Weaver’s, he realises that they are intertwined. When he finally meets his mum, he is shocked at her secret.
I like this book because the writing is the right pace, and the plot is creative.
I disked this book because … nothing.
When I bought this book, a bookstore employee commented on how it was their favourite book.
I would age rate it age 9+ and 5/5 stars. I very highly recommend it. Also, I think fans of J.K. Rowling will like this.
By Albert, aged 11