Wednesday 3 February 2016

Book Review Rebel Of The Sands by Alwyn Hamilton



Sold immediately at auction across the world, this phenomenal novel is the first in a trilogy packed with shooting contests, train robberies, festivals under the stars, powerful Djinni magic and an electrifying love story.
This promises to be a global super lead. "Tell me that and we'll go. Right now. Save ourselves and leave this place to burn. Tell me that's how you want your story to go and we'll write it straight across the sand." Dustwalk is Amani's home.
The desert sand is in her bones. But she wants to escape. More than a want. A need. Then a foreigner with no name turns up to save her life, and with him the chance to run.
But to where? The desert plains are full of danger. Sand and blood are swirling, and the Sultan's enemies are on the rise


This is a unique Wild West meets Arabian Nights mash-up. The very combination evokes striking imagery and some imaginative and bold world building. Throw in a colourful cast and a dollop of romance with a sprinkling of magic and adventure and you've got the perfect ingredients for a new star in the young adult genre.

 Amani is desperate to escape Deadpool and a chance meeting with an exotic and very hansom stranger gives her that opportunity. Despite her protestations she finds herself in the middle of a rebellion with an evil sultan and Amani has tough choices to make.  I loved Armani's determination and surprising ruthlessness in her bid for survival as it spoke of  generations before her who have had to learn to live in the desert or as pioneers in undiscovered lands.

With untold magic and crackling romance this epic delight will sweep you away into a desert storm and lose you in the sands of time. One of my Books of the Week for The South Wales Evening Post.  HOT

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