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Published by Penguin on March 7th 2017
Genres: Action & Adventure, General, Middle East, Paranormal, People & Places, Romance, Young Adult Fiction
The sizzling, un-put-downable sequel to the bestselling Rebel of the Sands!
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.
5 Books you would recommend to your main characters
Amani: RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard
Amani is grappling with newfound powers and the tendency to trust people that she shouldn’t. Maybe Mare’s misadventures in this field could teach her a thing or two…before Amani accidentally gets someone killed.
Jin: THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE by Heidi Heilig
Jin might be stuck in the desert a while longer, and he’s not a big fan of it. I’d give him some escapist reading. Specifically to escape back to the deck of a ship and the sea air that he knows and loves. Plus I think he’d enjoy the fictional company of Nix and Kash.
Shazad: THE WINNER’S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski
My first instinct was to give Shazad some philosophy. But she’s probably read her fill of that already and she could probably use a break. As a General’s daughter wanting things she’s not supposed to, Shazad could probably empathize with Kestrel Trajan, even if they do both want totally opposite things.
Sam: THE PRINCESS BRIDE by William Goldman
In Sam’s mind he already is Wesley from the Princess Bride. Or at least he aspires to be. I figure reading this classic swashbuckling adventure would provide him with a few pointers on how to up his game.
Imin and Izz & Maz, The Twins: NIMONA by Noelle Stevenson
These three shapeshifters would get a kick out of reading the shapeshifting adventures of Nimona. Plus Imin would so identify with Nimona’s trust issues. And the Twins would definitely appreciate the humour of this graphic novel.
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