Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands)

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Author: Hamilton, Alwyn


Edition: First Edition



Number Of Pages: 528

Release Date: 07-03-2017

Details: Product Description 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. From School Library Journal Gr 8 Up—Amani Al-Hiza continues to wield a rifle and magic as she and fellow rebels plot to overthrow the Sultan, put the Rebel Prince in power, and give truth to their cries of "A new dawn! A new desert!" Amani, "The Blue-Eyed Bandit," is a demdji (half djinn, on her father's side) who was separated from Jin, one of the Sultan's out-of-favor sons, at the end of Rebel of the Sands. No prison can hold her, and Amani escapes to join rebel friends, only to be recaptured and held as a "flower in the Sultan's harem." Not that Amani's acerbic wit and willingness to fight will allow the Sultan or his guards any peace. Jin, Ahmed, Shazad, and others from the previous volume are integral to this tale, along with human and nonhuman rebel friends and foes. There are passages of violent conflict; passionate, interrupted kisses; and occasional discussions of political theory. Shape-shifters, formidable djinni, and ruthless double-crossing keep the story racing along. The Sultan has sons by many women, and not all of them can (or should) reign over the desert kingdom of Miraji and its nearby lands. Though Amani doesn't desire the crown for herself, she definitely wants a say in who will become ruler of Miraji. Significant loose ends point to a third book. VERDICT Purchase where the first installment is popular, or buy both titles for larger collections.—Maggie Knapp, Trinity Valley School, Fort Worth, TX Review PRAISE FOR Traitor to the Throne: *"[ Traitor builds] to a crescendo of heart-pounding—and heartbreaking—climaxes that will leave readers sobbing and desperate for the next volume."-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review"[ Traitor] is full of compelling twists and turns, and the ending will leave readers highly anticipating the final volume in theRebel of the Sands trilogy."-- Booklist"[A] worthy sequel...unforgettable."-- BCCB PRAISE FOR Rebel of the Sands:“Romantic, thrilling, hilarious, and just plain great fun.”-- Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews “Debut author Hamilton combines elements of Western and Middle Eastern civilization and lore with her own mythology, crafting an enticing, full-bodied story . . .  successfully mingles romance with thrilling stakes, and hints at a welcome sequel.” -- Publishers Weekly“This atmospheric fantasy combines magic, mythology, and the Wild West to create a riveting exciting, romantic adventure that is unique and all its own.” -- Starred Review, Booklist About the Author Alwyn Hamilton was born in Toronto and spent her childhood bouncing between Europe and Ca

EAN: 9780451477859

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

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