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Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

Traitor to the Throne

Part of the Rebel of the Sands Trilogy Series
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In a Nutshell: Fantastical feast of espionage, revenge, rebellion and romance | Steeped in magic and myth, this sequel to Rebel of the Sands tingles with tension and the potent appeal of a heroine whose wit and power never let up.

Amani is the Blue-Eyed Bandit, a girl who was “made in the sands and sharpened by the desert and who burned with all of its fire”. Almost a year has passed since she fled her hampering hometown, seeking personal liberty, but ending up fighting for freedom with rebels. But then, as her reputation as a ruthless fighter runs rampant, and as the rebellion is on the brink of becoming a war, Amani is kidnapped and imprisoned in the tyrannical Sultan’s palace. Within this realm of intrigue and opulence, the Blue-Eyed Bandit’s survival instinct really kicks in and she determines to unveil the Sultan’s secrets. But, the deeper she delves into his world, and his decadent harem, the more she begins to question who the real villain is… ~ Joanne Owen

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Teen/YA's love to read and so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. Click here to read their full reviews.

  • Celeste Phelan, age 15 - 'A fantastic novel with gripping plot twists. A perfect sequel to Rebel of the Sands.'
  • Olivia Tierney, age 19 - 'I cannot overstate how much I enjoyed Traitor to the Throne. It's magical full of intrigue and stellar world building. Read this next, you really won't disappointed.'
  • Izzy Read, age 16 - 'It is exhilarating, addictive and a completely thrilling read! WOW, I’ve been waiting for this sequel and it did not disappoint!!'  
  • Humaira, age 18 - 'I loved seeing the characters from the previous book and seeing them develop was done exceptionally well.'
  • Lauren Coffman, age 16 - 'The plot twists are frequent and beyond anything I could have imagined, making for a wonderfully unpredictable and unforeseen story that will surely satisfy even the wildest of imaginations.'


Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

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 - though some might say out of control. But when a surprise encounter turns into a brutal kidnapping, Amani finds herself betrayed in the cruelest 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.

About the Author

Alwyn Hamilton

Alwyn Hamilton was born in Toronto and spent her early years bouncing between Europe and Canada until her parents settled in France. She left France for Cambridge University to study History of Art at King's College, focusing in on painting in the French Revolution. She then moved to London where she now lives and put her degree to use working for an auction house. Rebel Of The Sands is her first novel.

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Publication date

2nd February 2017


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Faber & Faber


592 pages


NewGen - YA Fiction
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Fantasy romance (Teenage)



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