Traitor to the Throne
The complex tangle of love, loss, and loyalty continues in Alwyn’s Arabian Nights-inspired sequel to Rebel of the Sands (2016). Months ago Amani al'Hiza, the reluctant heroine, fled her dead-end hometown on the back of a mythical horse with the mysterious foreigner Jin. 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. After a spy discovers the rebels’ camp, Amani is captured and sent to the palace where the sultan plans to use her Demdji powers. As his prisoner, she's well-positioned to spy on his court and discover his secrets. But the longer she remains, the more Amani questions whether the sultan is really as tyrannical as she's been led to believe.