The sizzling, un-put-downable sequel to the New York Times bestselling Rebel of the Sands, by Goodreads Choice Awards Best Debut Author of 2016 Alwyn Hamilton!
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.
Rebel of the Sands was a New York Times bestseller, published in fifteen countries and the recipient of four starred reviews and multiple accolades, with film rights optioned by Willow Smith. And its sequel is even better.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The followup to 2016’s Rebel of the Sands gives us more of what we loved about that book: a strong, brash heroine and big drama. Inspired by the folktales of the Arabian Nights, this series blends palace intrigue, military stratagems, cosmic powers, and a whole mess of love, loss, and loyalty. Traitor to the Throne gets darker than its predecessor, with Amani imprisoned by the Sultan, putting her in the perfect spot to act as a spy—and get hurt badly.
Oh my god I'm back again
Just so everyone knows I've already pre-ordered the final book. And it comes out in 2018.. that's how good this book was. I know I will still want to read this series in 2018! Heart-wrenching twists and turns down every chapter, but it never gets too convoluted that you get overwhelmingly frustrated with the plot. The ending I think was very quick. There's a turnabout from rescue to running that might be frustrating to some because you just want them to win one battle in the war! But the author must keep you coming back for more... sigh... I'm addicted, you got me.