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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
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.
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Publication date: 02/02/2017
Publisher: Faber & Faber
|Publication date:||2nd February 2017|
|Publisher:||Faber & Faber|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Sci-Fi and Fantasy,|
|Categories:||Fantasy romance (Teenage),|
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.More About Alwyn Hamilton