Traitor to the Throne
Author: Alwyn Hamilton
Series: Rebel of the Sands #2
Release Date: March 7, 2017
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
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The sizzling, un-put-downable sequel to the bestselling Rebel of the Sands!
Mere months ago, gunslinger Amani al’Hiza fled her dead-end hometown on the back of a mythical horse with the mysterious foreigner Jin, seeking only her own freedom. Now she’s fighting to liberate the entire desert nation of Miraji from a bloodthirsty sultan who slew his own father to capture the throne.
When Amani finds herself thrust into the epicenter of the regime—the Sultan’s palace—she’s determined to bring the tyrant down. Desperate to uncover the Sultan’s secrets by spying on his court, she tries to forget that Jin disappeared just as she was getting closest to him, and that she’s a prisoner of the enemy. But the longer she remains, the more she questions whether the Sultan is really the villain she’s been told he is, and who’s the real traitor to her sun-bleached, magic-filled homeland.
Forget everything you thought you knew about Miraji, about the rebellion, about djinni and Jin and the Blue-Eyed Bandit. In Traitor to the Throne, the only certainty is that everything will change.
Disclaimer: Will contain slight spoilers to previous book, Rebel of the Sands; my review can be found here.
Thank you Penguin Books for the review copy!
What a lush, magical, and simply extraordinary sequel this book was! It was definitely one of my highly anticipated releases of 2017, and I screamed when I first got it in my hands. Following that, I stroked it for a while because it was so dang THICK. With up to 500 pages, Traitor to the Throne had almost double the pages and content than its predecessor. Alwyn Hamilton doesn’t waste any of those pages, however, as we are quickly pulled back into the heart of the story. It’s really rare for me to fall head over heels in love with a fantasy series, but this one has stolen my heart completely. From Amani’s grittiness to the sweeping world of Miraji and the mysterious Djinni, Traitor to the Throne is an epic sequel to an action-packed story that follows the Rebel Prince on his quest to free his people. Continue reading