Monday, 27 March 2017
Book Review: Traitor to the Throne [Rebel of the Sands #2] by Alwyn Hamilton
When I'd finished reading Rebel of the Sands I knew I had to read the next book in the series, and after a long wait, and some delay on picking it up, I found the time to sit and read this amazing book.
Traitor to the Throne picks up a year after the events of Rebel of the Sands, where we find Amani captured and taken prisoner, but we soon find out the reasons for her capture, as well as get a first hand look at how her powers have grown. Amani may put herself into some pretty dangerous places, but she can really kick butt when she needs to.
Traitor to the Throne is just as unputdownable as the previous book, with so many twists and turns you never know which was is up or down. We are taken on the run to escape the Sultan, and then follow Amani when she is kidnapped, stripped of all of her powers, and trapped in the Sultans palace, forced to follow his every word, even if that means bringing extra powers for the other side. Amani may be trapped, but she has an old friend who can help her, and uses her own wits to plan an escape, taking all those who she loves with her.
I really don't want to say too much about Traitor to the Throne because I don't want to accidentally reveal something that spoils the book or gives the game away. I want to rave about how much I loved a character for thier change in personality, or how someone is trying to find a way to save her, about all the losses we have to deal with, and a huge sacrifice by a loved character. I love how I never saw things coming, never knowing who was for real and who was a traitor, and this is so important in the book, ensuring you are just as shocked as I am when things are revealed.
Traitor to the Throne was just as amazing as Rebel of the Sands. I love everything from the cover, to the characters, and the world itself. I love how magical but dangerous it is....can I have the next book now please??