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Court of Lions

Court of Lions

A Mirage Novel

Mirage Series (Volume 2)

Somaiya Daud; read by Rasha Zamamiri

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On Sale: 08/04/2020

ISBN: 9781250220783

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Court of Lions is the long-awaited second and final installment in the “smart, sexy, and devilishly clever”, Somaiya Daud's Mirage series (Renée Ahdieh, New York Times bestselling author of The Beautiful)!

On a planet on the brink of revolution, Amani has been forced into isolation. She’s been torn from the boy she loves and has given up contact with her fellow rebels to protect her family. In taking risks for the rebel cause, Amani may have lost Maram’s trust forever. But the princess is more complex than she seems, and now Amani is once more at her capricious nature. One wrong move could see her executed for high treason.

On the eve of Maram’s marriage to Idris comes an unexpected proposal: in exchange for taking her place in the festivities, Maram will keep Amani’s rebel associations a secret. Alone and desperate, Amani is thrust into the center of the court, navigating the dangerous factions on the princess's behalf. But the court is not what she expects. As a risky plan grows in her mind, and with the rebels poised to make their stand, Amani begins to believe her world might have a future. But every choice she makes comes with a cost. Can Amani risk the ones she loves the most for a war she's not sure she can win?

A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

"In the conclusion to the Mirage duology, identity and self-acceptance are inextricably tied to revolution and the dismantling of colonial oppression and power...A solid conclusion." -- Kirkus

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NASIB: PRELUDE



PROLOGUE



Once upon a time, there was a girl—a nestling—and she was a glorious creature. Born of sacred fire, cloaked in jeweled feathers, she could pass from one realm...

Praise for Court of Lions

Praise for Mirage

Named a most anticipated book of 2018 by BuzzFeed, Publishers Weekly, Bustle, Hypable, Bookish, BookBub, Barnes & Noble, and Epic Reads


“This gorgeously written, immersive, and captivating series starter is sure to have fans eager for a sequel.” —ALA Booklist, starred review

“Readers will appreciate the rich world and prose built by a much-needed diverse voice.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Prepare yourself for a story that’s enriching, thrilling, and captivating.” —BuzzFeed

Mirage is smart, sexy, and devilishly clever. Somaiya Daud has penned a tale worthy of all the stars in the sky, and I can't wait to read what she writes next.” —Renée Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn

“Daud is a masterful storyteller. Mirage gives readers an exquisitely wrought world with deft characters, death-defying stakes, and an aching romance. Bound to linger in your dreams.” —Roshani Choksi, author of The Star-Touched Queen

“Somaiya Daud’s Mirage reads like the lushest of fantasies, set in an unforgettably immersive world that is both dangerous and impossibly lovely. The characters are complex and nuanced, and the story is by turns romantic, harrowing, climactic and hopeful, though the unresolved ending paves the way for an even grander sequel. I didn’t want it to end, and I can't wait to return to the world Daud has created.” —Rosalyn Eves, author of Blood Rose Rebellion

Mirage is full of my favorite things: secrets, intrigue, gorgeous mythology, and complic… More…

Praise for Mirage

Named a most anticipated book of 2018 by BuzzFeed, Publishers Weekly, Bustle, Hypable, Bookish, BookBub, Barnes & Noble, and Epic Reads


“This gorgeously written, immersive, and captivating series starter is sure to have fans eager for a sequel.” —ALA Booklist, starred review

“Readers will appreciate the rich world and prose built by a much-needed diverse voice.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Prepare yourself for a story that’s enriching, thrilling, and captivating.” —BuzzFeed

Mirage is smart, sexy, and devilishly clever. Somaiya Daud has penned a tale worthy of all the stars in the sky, and I can't wait to read what she writes next.” —Renée Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn

“Daud is a masterful storyteller. Mirage gives readers an exquisitely wrought world with deft characters, death-defying stakes, and an aching romance. Bound to linger in your dreams.” —Roshani Choksi, author of The Star-Touched Queen

“Somaiya Daud’s Mirage reads like the lushest of fantasies, set in an unforgettably immersive world that is both dangerous and impossibly lovely. The characters are complex and nuanced, and the story is by turns romantic, harrowing, climactic and hopeful, though the unresolved ending paves the way for an even grander sequel. I didn’t want it to end, and I can't wait to return to the world Daud has created.” —Rosalyn Eves, author of Blood Rose Rebellion

Mirage is full of my favorite things: secrets, intrigue, gorgeous mythology, and complicated characters. It will break your heart and fill you with hope.” —Kat Howard, author of An Unkindness of Magicians

“A rich, dazzling, powerful debut. Somaiya Daud is an author to watch.” —Tahereh Mafi, author of the Shatter Me series, Furthermore, and Whichwood

“Lush and dangerous, Mirage had me entranced. Amani’s journey—from rural innocent to calculating young woman, from village girl to royal impersonator—is galactic. Daud’s novel asks, ‘what does it mean to impersonate your enemy?’ And the answer she provides here is nothing short of thrilling. I was here for all of it, and I desperately need to know what happens next.” —Tochi Onyebuchi, author of Beasts Made of Night

Mirage is full of characters who feel like they existed long before the story began, and a rich world that is as beautiful as it is cruel. Somaiya Daud is a rare talent. A smart, romantic, exciting debut.” —Veronica Roth, author of Divergent and Carve the Mark

Mirage reads as an impossible trick of the light, a feather that carves words into stone, a banquet of longing and loss. Every page comes roaring to life in a way that overwhelms and transforms you. This isn’t a debut novel so much as an heirloom, and the work of a master storyteller.” —Margaret Stohl, author of Black Widow: Forever Red

Mirage had me enthralled from its first page to its last. It’s a a heart-wrenching, romantic, and exhilarating page-turner. Begin preparing yourselves for it now. Somaiya Daud is a brilliant writer and she has written a brilliant book.” —Courtney Summers, author of Sadie

“With its breathtaking worldbuilding and characters who grabbed me from the first page, Mirage is by turns thrilling and ruminative, sexy and heartbreaking. Somaiya Daud has written a moving and unforgettable debut.” —Sabaa Tahir, author of An Ember in the Ashes

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Somaiya Daud; read by Rasha Zamamiri

Somaiya Daud is a twenty-something writer and PhD candidate at the University of Washington. A former bookseller in the children's department at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC, Somaiya is passionate about Arabic poetry, the stars, and the Gothic novel. Mirage is her debut novel.

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