Book Review | Skandar And The Phantom Rider by A.F. Steadman

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Heroes don’t hide in the shadows …

In the first book of the Skandar series, Skandar Smith achieved his dream to train as a unicorn rider. But as Skandar and his friends enter their second year at the Eyrie, a new threat arises.

Immortal wild unicorns are somehow being killed, a prophecy warns of terrible danger, and elemental destruction begins to ravage the Island. Meanwhile, Skandar’s sister, Kenna, longs to join him – and Skandar is determined to help her, no matter what. As the storm gathers, can Skandar discover how to stop the Island tearing itself apart – before it’s too late for them all?

Skandar #02: Skandar and the Phantom Rider is the second in the Skandar series by A.F. Steadman. Kids in the 8 to 12 age group will love it.

Read our Kidspot reader reviews of the first book – Skandar and the Unicorn Thief.

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Kidspot reader reviews

We gave some Kidspot kids the opportunity to read and review the book. Check out their feedback below.

Book review by Ciara (aged 10)

I was so excited to get this in the mail and read this as I loved the first book and couldn’t wait to hear what happens next in this book.

My favourite people in the book are Scoundrel’s luck and Bobby, I also really like Kenna who is featured more in this book. It was exciting wondering what was going to happen next, but I was also sad for Skandar as people still don’t trust him now that they know he is [spoiler removed].

I love that this is a series and I can’t wait for the next one if there is one.

Thanks for letting me review this book.

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Book review by Leo (9.5 years)

Skandar and the Phantom Rider is the second book in a series written by A.F. Steadman. I haven’t read the first book yet but still really enjoyed this one and I will be looking for the other book to read now too! I would recommend reading Book One first as it would explain more about the world that Skandar lives in, but I found it fine to read and understand anyway.

Skandar and the Phantom Rider is a thrilling book. It is full of adventure in a fantasy world where you can learn to fly Unicorns. This book has a great storyline that captivates you and keeps you guessing! The cover art is awesome.

I think other kids will really like this book and series too.

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Book review by Tomas (10 years)

My name is Tomas and I reviewed the book Skander and the Phantom Rider for Kidspot NZ.

I have previously read and reviewed Book 1 and I think this Book 2 was even more outstanding, adventurous and epic.

The main question about this book is … will Skander and his friends try to stop the island from destruction in time? Read the book yourself to find out!

I give this book 5 ⭐ Stars out of 5, because I was intrigued the whole way through and near the end I couldn’t wait to see if Skander and his friends find the first riders gift.

I recommend young teenagers, both boys and girls to read this book.

The reviewers were provided with a copy of the book for the purposes of the review. Views are those of the reviewers. This article contains information provided by HarperCollins.

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