Amani must make a devastating choice between revolution and family in the stunning second installment of the “immersive and captivating” (ALA Booklist, starred review) Mirage series!
Two identical girls, one a princess, the other a rebel. Who will rule the empire?
After being swept up into the brutal Vathek court, Amani, the ordinary girl forced to serve as the half-Vathek princess’s body double, has been forced into isolation. The cruel but complex princess, Maram, with whom Amani had cultivated a tenuous friendship, discovered Amani’s connection to the rebellion and has cornered her into silence, and if Amani crosses Maram once more, she will be revealed to everyone in the court.
Amani is desperate to continue helping the rebellion, to fight for her people’s freedom. But she must make a devastating decision: will she continue to aid them, and put her family―and herself―in mortal danger? And can she remain separated, forever, from Maram’s fiancé, with whom she shares a dangerous attraction?
Court of Lions is the stunning sequel to Somaiya Daud’s debut Mirage, which School Library Journal wrote in a starred review “will appeal to many, particularly fans of Cinder by Marissa Meyer and An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir...this debut novel has what it takes to be the next big thing in sci-fi fantasy.”