… brilliant, pacey sequel to Rebel of the Sands …
Amani is back, fighting against the odds amongst the deadly politics of the Sultan’s Harem. Now a respected leader in the Rebel Forces, she is betrayed and ends up a prisoner in the Palace with her powers disabled. This is where Alwyn really hits her stride and the story picks up pace with an intriguing thread about the three brothers: the Sultan, the Rebel Prince and Amani’s lover, Jin; and the overarching question: who exactly is the traitor?
ps. I would like to request a cast list at the front of the next book to navigate my way around all the characters and do recommend new readers start with the first in the series, Rebel of the Sands.
Cover design moment: Unfortunately there isn’t any trace of the designer on the review copy but the strong, vibrant design is as good as Rebel of the Sands. The lettering and patterning are very distinctive and its unusual colour will help the book to stand out on a crowded bookshop table … which is the point, right? (The US cover design on the other hand … hmm …)
As Alwyn lives in London, this book is the first in my British Books Challenge 2017. Huzzah.
Traitor to the Throne will be published 2 February 2017 by Faber and Faber. Emily at Emily’s Bookshop lent me her review copy. Thanks, Em!