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Tuesday 21 February 2017

Review: Traitor to the Throne

We first met Amani, Jin and the rest of the rebellion leaders in Rebel of the Sands. This international best-seller was the first instalment in Alwyn Hamilton's YA trilogy, and set a very high standard for books 2 and 3 to live up to.

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
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780571325412
For ages: 12+
Type: Young Adult Fiction