• 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 …

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  • ‘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.

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  • 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."

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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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'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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