I'm relieved to report that Traitor to the Throne doesn't disappoint! Carrying on seamlessly from where Rebel of the Sands ended (it is essential that you read book 1 before starting on this one), it plunges us straight back into the action and adventure.
Amani is now known far and wide as the legendary 'Blue-Eyed Bandit'. The rebellion forces, under Rebel Prince Ahmed, are growing in strength and numbers. The time is shifting ever closer when they must finally engage in all-out war against the Sultan. But then a betrayal sees Amani kidnapped and taken to the Sultan's palace. Trapped in the royal harem, and with her Demdji powers neutralised, Amani has to rely on her desert-girl instincts for survival.
As the Sultan's plans to rid Miraji of both rebel forces and foreign armies become horrifyingly clear, Amani must also find a way to rejoin the Rebel Prince and stop the destruction of everything — and everyone — she loves.
A page-turning sequel that will leave you waiting impatiently for book 3 … next year!
Title: Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands #2)
Author: Alwyn Hamilton
Publisher: Faber & Faber, $16.99
Publication Date: February 2017
For ages: 12+
Type: Young Adult Fiction