Traitor to the Throne

Traitor to the Throne

eBook - 2017
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Desperate to uncover the Sultan's secrets by spying on his court, gunslinger Amani is taken captive by the forces of the Sultan, whose agenda seems less tyrannical than originally believed.
Publisher: London :, Faber and Faber,, 2017.
ISBN: 9780571325429
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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MelifluousView Aug 18, 2017

If you loved Amani in Rebel of the Sands and you know ahead of time that most of this book isn't about Jin, you set yourself up to enjoy Amani's growth and how her story progresses. I really enjoyed this sequel; its twisty end made the rebellion's fight even more intense.

katbee Aug 17, 2017

Alwyn Hamilton has created a great world to get lost in. Even though it took me a long time to get through, I really enjoyed the story and the twists. What an ending! I can't believe I have to wait until next year for the next book.

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happycanuck
Aug 04, 2017

A good read with lots of action. Looking forward to the next one.

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nincika
Jul 12, 2017

SO AMAZING! Reminds me a lot of Victoria Aveyard's Kings Cage

LFPKidsLibrarian Apr 20, 2017

Traitor to the Throne is more action-packed, twisty, and emotionally powerful than Rebel of the Sands -- and that's saying a lot! I read these 500 pages in three days and can't wait for the next installment.

DCLteens Apr 17, 2017

Traitor to the Throne is an adventurous, twisty sequel filled with political intrigues that doesn't suffer from second in a series syndrome. I loved all the new myths and legends that were added to the story.

Traitor to the Throne, sequel to Rebel of the Sands, is a great read with a fast-paced storyline that leaves you hungry for more. From page 1, this action-packed adventure leaves you invested in these strong and likable characters. In Rebel of the Sands, when Amani Al’Hiza finds herself suddenly in the center of a rebellion, she becomes a willing participant in the efforts to overthrow the Sultan. In the sequel, Amani’s part in the rebellion will put her in a dangerous position, in the Sultan’s palace. When Amani finds herself a prisoner at the palace she is completely alone and powerless, cut off from the rebellion and any help. She decides to use her position to spy on the Sultan and reveal his secrets. Amani is determined to bring down the sultan and bring his reign of terror to an end. She must tread carefully so the sultan and his court do not reveal her true identity and intentions. The longer she is kept, and the more she uncovers, she begins to realize just how serious this rebellion is and what her spying could cost her, her life. I think the books plot was very interesting and original, the way the author brought this world and these characters to life made the book much more engaging and easy to follow. I really enjoyed all of the characters and how realistic they felt, it was very easy to relate to them on a deeper, more personal level. It is easy to become ensnared in the stories that all of these characters tell. These characters leave you invested in their future and wondering what will become of them. In particular Amani shows she’s a strong and determined character. She shows readers that she doesn’t need to be saved and that she can do anything she puts her mind to. I think Amani is a positive role model for all and shows that she is a force to be reckoned with. This book is a lot more about the politics of the rebellion, which is a nice change from all of the fighting in Rebel of the Sands. This does not however, take away from the amount of interest. The way all of the information is presented makes it that much more interesting and enthralling. The plot was very well thought out and the story flowed and fit together really well. There are many twists and turns that leave you both in shock and awe. I would recommend this book to teens and young adults who love fantasy and stories filled with action and adventure. I would give Traitor to the Throne a 5 star rating!
(Reviewed by Rachelle for the Cloverdale Library Teen Book Review Project)

LoganLib_Kirra Mar 23, 2017

Traitor to the Throne is a refreshing, exhilarating and surprising sequel to Rebel of the Sands. Amani's life takes a huge turn in this book and results are fantastic.

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KimoV
Mar 11, 2017

Wow. Alwyn Hamilton takes everything I loved about Rebel of the Sands and turns up the heat.

Amani is fierce and beautifully flawed. She’s a great combination of weak and strong, cunning and naïve. Watching her try to navigate the dangers of the sultan’s palace kept me turning pages.

The sultan is the kind of antagonist you both admire and abhor—a worthy opponent for the rebellion. He’s proof that the best villains are the ones who believe they’re doing the right thing. He had me questioning my assumptions right along with Amani, wondering if the rebellion was really the noble cause it appeared to be.

I thoroughly enjoyed Traitor to the Throne, and I anticipate great things from book 3!

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marthabwaters
Feb 27, 2017

As is so often the case with new installments in YA fantasy series, it took me a hot minute to remember who all the characters in this book were, and for that reason the first 10% or so of the book was slightly slow going for me. But once I got myself caught up, I could barely put this down -- I think I enjoyed it even more than the first one. It's fast-paced, with lots of twists and turns of the plot that kept me (figuratively) on the edge of my seat. I still occasionally worry about cultural appropriation with this series, given that it's written by a white author and borrows so much from Arabian folklore, but I think the way she combines elements of the Arab world with the Wild West is super interesting, and I do think she works hard to create well-crafted characters and a really intriguing fictional world, rather than relying on lazy stereotypes. Plus, let's be honest: I was generally too caught up in the action of the book to worry about that for too long. My only complaint is having to wait another year for the next book.

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