Traitor to the Throne

Traitor to the Throne

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This is not about blood or love. This is about treason. Nearly a year has passed since Amani and the rebels won their epic battle at Fahali. Amani has come into both her powers and her reputation as the Blue-Eyed Bandit, and the Rebel Prince's message has spread across the desert - and some might say out of control. But when a surprise encounter turns into a brutal kidnapping, Amani finds herself betrayed in the cruellest manner possible. Stripped of her powers and her identity, and torn from the man she loves, Amani must return to her desert-girl's instinct for survival. For the Sultan's palace is a dangerous one, and the harem is a viper's nest of suspicion, fear and intrigue. Just the right place for a spy to thrive... But spying is a dangerous game, and when ghosts from Amani's past emerge to haunt her, she begins to wonder if she can trust her own treacherous heart.
Publisher: London : 2017. Faber & Faber,
ISBN: 9780571325412
Branch Call Number: YF HAMI


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LoganLib_Kirra Mar 23, 2017

Traitor to the Throne is a refreshing, exhilarating and surprising sequel to Rebel of the Sands. Amani's life takes a huge turn in this book and results are fantastic.

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Feb 12, 2019

I really like the first book in this series, and this one was a good follow up.

Dec 20, 2018

It took a few chapters to remember the characters and past events since it had been a while since I read book 1, but once I was caught up I enjoyed the story and the interactions between the characters. Did not see the ending turning out like that.

Aug 28, 2017

This sequel to "Rebel of the Sands" by Alwyn Hamilton has me impatiently waiting for number 3-- "Hero at the Fall" (March 2018). I could hardly put it down. Watching Alwyn come into her own as she fights the battle inside was realistic and readers war right along with her. Warning: there is a little intimacy between Amani and Jin that makes it similar to PG-13 movies.

MelifluousView Aug 18, 2017

If you loved Amani in Rebel of the Sands and you know ahead of time that most of this book isn't about Jin, you set yourself up to enjoy Amani's growth and how her story progresses. I really enjoyed this sequel; its twisty end made the rebellion's fight even more intense.

katbee Aug 17, 2017

Alwyn Hamilton has created a great world to get lost in. Even though it took me a long time to get through, I really enjoyed the story and the twists. What an ending! I can't believe I have to wait until next year for the next book.

Aug 04, 2017

A good read with lots of action. Looking forward to the next one.

Jul 12, 2017

SO AMAZING! Reminds me a lot of Victoria Aveyard's Kings Cage

LFPKidsLibrarian Apr 20, 2017

Traitor to the Throne is more action-packed, twisty, and emotionally powerful than Rebel of the Sands -- and that's saying a lot! I read these 500 pages in three days and can't wait for the next installment.

DCLteens Apr 17, 2017

Traitor to the Throne is an adventurous, twisty sequel filled with political intrigues that doesn't suffer from second in a series syndrome. I loved all the new myths and legends that were added to the story.

Traitor to the Throne, sequel to Rebel of the Sands, is a great read with a fast-paced storyline that leaves you hungry for more. From page 1, this action-packed adventure leaves you invested in these strong and likable characters. In Rebel of the Sands, when Amani Al’Hiza finds herself suddenly in the center of a rebellion, she becomes a willing participant in the efforts to overthrow the Sultan. In the sequel, Amani’s part in the rebellion will put her in a dangerous position, in the Sultan’s palace. When Amani finds herself a prisoner at the palace she is completely alone and powerless, cut off from the rebellion and any help. She decides to use her position to spy on the Sultan and reveal his secrets. Amani is determined to bring down the sultan and bring his reign of terror to an end. She must tread carefully so the sultan and his court do not reveal her true identity and intentions. The longer she is kept, and the more she uncovers, she begins to realize just how serious this rebellion is and what her spying could cost her, her life. I think the books plot was very interesting and original, the way the author brought this world and these characters to life made the book much more engaging and easy to follow. I really enjoyed all of the characters and how realistic they felt, it was very easy to relate to them on a deeper, more personal level. It is easy to become ensnared in the stories that all of these characters tell. These characters leave you invested in their future and wondering what will become of them. In particular Amani shows she’s a strong and determined character. She shows readers that she doesn’t need to be saved and that she can do anything she puts her mind to. I think Amani is a positive role model for all and shows that she is a force to be reckoned with. This book is a lot more about the politics of the rebellion, which is a nice change from all of the fighting in Rebel of the Sands. This does not however, take away from the amount of interest. The way all of the information is presented makes it that much more interesting and enthralling. The plot was very well thought out and the story flowed and fit together really well. There are many twists and turns that leave you both in shock and awe. I would recommend this book to teens and young adults who love fantasy and stories filled with action and adventure. I would give Traitor to the Throne a 5 star rating!
(Reviewed by Rachelle for the Cloverdale Library Teen Book Review Project)

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