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

    Amani has always been more gunpowder than girl. But as the Blue-Eyed Bandit her powers have gone from strength to strength – as has the rebellion she risks her life for.

    Then a brutal kidnapping leads her straight to the Sultan’s palace, and she is forced to return to her desert-girl’s instincts for survival. Betrayal, cunning and espionage are a way of life here – and Amani finds she fits right in.

    But with the ghosts of her past swirling all around her, Amani’s greatest fight may be to keep her own secret heart and desires under control …

  • Watch the trailer for Traitor to the Thrones

  • ‘Tell me how you want your story to go’, he says, ‘and we’ll write it straight across the sand’

    Dustwalk is an unforgiving, dead-end town.
    It’s not the place to be poor or orphaned or female.
    And yet Amani Al’Hiza must call it ‘home’.

    Amani wants to escape and see the world she’s heard about in campfire stories.

    Then an foreigner with no name turns up, and with him she has the chance to run.

    But the desert plains are full of dangerous magic.
    The Sultan’s army is on the rise and Amani is soon caught at the heart of a fearless rebellion . . .

    An epic story of swirling desert sands, love, magic and revolution.

  • Watch the official trailer

  • What people are saying

    ‘Vivid, romantic and wildly entertaining.’ Rae Carson, author of THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS.

    ‘Irresistible…Romantic, thrilling.’ Kirkus

    ‘A complex heroine, a touch of magic, and a very cool twist that made me want to go back to the beginning and start all over again.’ Erin Lange, author of BUTTER and DEAD ENDS.

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"They said the only folk who belonged in Deadshot after dark were the ones who were up to no good. I wasn't up to no good. Then again, I wasn't exactly up to no bad, neither."

Meet the author

Alwyn Hamilton

Alwyn Hamilton was born in Toronto and spent her early years bouncing between Europe and Canada until her parents settled in France. She  left France for Cambridge University to study History of Art at King’s  College. On graduating  she worked in a bookshop in France, where she rediscovered YA. She then  moved to London where she now lives and put her degree to use working  for an auction house. REBEL OF THE SANDS is her first novel.

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'She can either stay here as my wife or leave as someone else's. I choose her to stay.'

I didn't choose to stay.

I chose to get out or die trying.

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Read the first three chapters of Traitor to the Throne, along with receiving exclusive updates, news and competitions!

 

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'Midnight dropped like a cloak over the sky like it always did on Shihabian. One minute there were fires and lanterns and stars and moonlight, and then there was just blackness.'

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@LyndsayEly

Couldn’t get a #RebelSands button tonight at the #penguinteenontour and NOT add it to tomorrow’s #PaxEast lanyard.… https://t.co/fIbggQ3xXX

3 weeks ago
@chibitamara

Ah, I didn’t realise Traitor to the Throne was already out in Australia 😍 @AlwynFJH #rebelsands https://t.co/sdHy6VDJyi

1 month ago
TheRebelSands TheRebelSands @TheRebelSands

Check out @FaberBooks awesome Book Trailer for @AlwynFJH Traitor To The Throne! #rebelsands 🌵🐪☀️🔫🏇🏜️🔥@FaberChildrens
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1 month ago
Nele Nele @demoniqueshadow

Well I should either study for my medieval lit exam or sleep. Instead I’m reading @AlwynFJH’s #TraitortotheThrone. Sry future-I
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2 months ago
TheRebelSands TheRebelSands @TheRebelSands

Traitor To The Throne by @AlwynFJH in @BuzzFeed Article featuring UK Releases! #rebelsands 🌵🐪☀️🔫🏇🏜️
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2 months ago
Kirstin M B Kirstin M B @kirstinmb

@AlwynFJH Just tore through #rebelsands ,then immediately had to order book2. Well done,you! 😃

2 months ago
TheRebelSands TheRebelSands @TheRebelSands

Happy UK Release Day/Book Birthday to @AlwynFJH for TRAITOR TO THE THRONE!🌵🐪☀️🔫🏇🏜️🎊🙌
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2 months ago
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#CurrentlyReading Traitor To The Throne by @AlwynFJH 🏜️🔫☀️📚✨🎉
Can’t wait to see where Amani’s journey is headed✨… https://t.co/HfsSwdrMOG

2 months ago
Nele Nele @demoniqueshadow

Didn’t want to spend any more money until my trip to London…but I had to order Traitor to the Throne by awesome @AlwynFJH 😍! #rebelsands

2 months ago
TheRebelSands TheRebelSands @TheRebelSands

Traitor To The Throne by @AlwynFJH will be launching @WaterstonesPicc Feb. 8th #rebelsands 🌵🐪☀️🔫🏇🏜️
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2 months ago
Shane Reid Shane Reid @ShaneDReid

I ONLY HAVE TO WAIT LESS THAN A MONTH FOR THE PAPERBACK OF TRAITOR TO THE THRONE TO COME OUT. THERE IS MERCY IN THE WORLD.
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3 months ago
Anna Anna @AnnaVandy

Just finished reading #RebelSands @AlwynFJH #AlwynHamilton what an amazing story! Looking forward to the sequel! #amreading

3 months ago
TheRebelSands TheRebelSands @TheRebelSands

Congrats @AlwynFJH for the Kirkus starred review of Traitor To The Throne 🎉🌟🌵🐪☀️🔫🏇🏜 #rebelsands #RebelOfTheSands
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3 months ago
@writerShanna

Just finished TRAITOR TO THE THRONE and holy shit @AlwynFJH you’re a genius! 😲 #Traitor #RebelSands

3 months ago
@writerShanna

So I’m about 180 pages into TRAITOR TO THE THRONE by @AlwynFJH and holy shit this is good. #Traitor #rebelsands

3 months ago
TheRebelSands TheRebelSands @TheRebelSands

50 days until @AlwynFJH Traitor To The Throne is out (In The UK)! 🙌🎉
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3 months ago
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Congrats @AlwynFJH Rebel Of The Sands won #GoodreadsChoice Awards Best Debut Author! 🎉✨
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4 months ago
TheRebelSands TheRebelSands @TheRebelSands

#RebelOfTheSands by @AlwynFJH is in Buzzfeed Books Article: 19 Of The Best YA Books Of 2016
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4 months ago
Sally-zar Slytherin Sally-zar Slytherin @TheDarkDictator

I’m already dedicating one day to cosplaying Amani from @AlwynFJH’s #RebelSands. *cracks knuckles*

4 months ago
Bibli'EnBlog Bibli'EnBlog @BibliEnBlog

J’ai reçu cette beauté par la poste ! Bonheur 😀 Thanks SO MUCH @AlwynFJH 😘❤️😍 #RebelSands #TraitorToTheThrone https://t.co/Cm0M6VOAQL

4 months ago
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