Traitor to the Throne | Alwyn Hamilton | Review

“I hated the quiet. I could hear my fears that much louder for it.”





This is not about blood or love. This is about treason.

Nearly a year has passed since Amani and the rebels won their epic battle at Fahali. Amani has come into both her powers and her reputation as the Blue-Eyed Bandit, and the Rebel Prince’s message has spread across the desert – and some might say out of control. But when a surprise encounter turns into a brutal kidnapping, Amani finds herself betrayed in the cruellest manner possible.

Stripped of her powers and her identity, and torn from the man she loves, Amani must return to her desert-girl’s instinct for survival. For the Sultan’s palace is a dangerous one, and the harem is a viper’s nest of suspicion, fear and intrigue. Just the right place for a spy to thrive… But spying is a dangerous game, and when ghosts from Amani’s past emerge to haunt her, she begins to wonder if she can trust her own treacherous heart.\


Okay, I really like this series. I think Traitor to the Throne is my favourite so far. What a book.

I mean, I know this is backwards, but that ending absolutely broke my heart into pieces. How am I meant to recover from that alone? I literally don’t think that I can. **Disclaimer** I moved straight onto the final book so I am writing this having finished the series.

I loved everything about this book, the writing style, the characters, the world, the magic and the creatures are just fantastic. Yes, there are lots of books written in a desert setting however with all the above factors, this series feels so unique, exciting and fresh. I cant really compare it to anything that I have read before which is something that I really like!

I think my favourite part of Traitor of the Throne is that I have got to know the characters even better. Those that I fell in love with in Rebel of the Sands have suddenly become more real. My connection has grown and I just care about them so much more which is why I think I was so heartbroken.

There is so much depth in the world building and the magic system. At times I did feel a little bit lost. There is a lot of action which causes me to read faster, and sometimes I would get to a point in the world building that I did not understand which I think is due to the reading speed that I adopt when I am reading the action parts of this book. I did find that I had to go back a few times to understand. Therefore I slightly struggled with the pace, which is why it wasn’t quite a 5 star read for me.

I would recommend this series! I think you should probably read it when you have the time to invest into all three books because I think you will struggle to put it down once you begin. I have finished the whole series in less that 5 days!

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