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Once, in the desert country of Miraji, there was a Sultan without an heir.The heir had been killed by his own brother, the treacherous Rebel Prince, who was consumed by jealousy and sought the throne for himself.Or so it was said by some. There were others who said that the Rebel Prince was not a traitor but a hero...In the final battle for the throne, Amani must fight forOnce, in the desert country of Miraji, there was a Sultan without an heir.The heir had been killed by his own brother, the treacherous Rebel Prince, who was consumed by jealousy and sought the throne for himself.Or so it was said by some. There were others who said that the Rebel Prince was not a traitor but a hero...In the final battle for the throne, Amani must fight for everything she believes in, but with the rebellion in pieces, and the Sultan's armies advancing across the desert plains, who will lead, who will triumph, who will live and who will die?...

Title : Hero at the Fall
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ISBN : 9780571325436
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 506 Pages
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Hero at the Fall Reviews

  • Mari
    2019-05-01 21:13

    I’ve lost the ability to produce proper sentences. THIS BOOK WAS SO CRUEL. AND SO GREAT. Now I probably really need to sit in a corner and cry of both sadness and joy. I’ll miss everybody so freaking much! I started reading this series in 2015 and I’ve loved it ever since. Not one time was I let down (except again when the author was so cruel with my precious characters *cries*). I can’t believe how much Amani has grown as well. In this book she’s the main character through and through. She’s basically the chosen one and I couldn’t be happier that she had such a role in the Rebellion.This last book kept me on the edge of my sit from page 1 to the end. When you think that nothing could go worse, you’ll be proven wrong many many times. I talked and screamed out loud for this book, and when I didn’t like something I kept closing and opening the book again and again because I couldn’t cope and in no way was I ready to go on like it was nothing. (view spoiler)[I’m talking specifically of Sam BECAUSE WHY OML, WHY KILL ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHARACTERS EVER, WHY???? HE DIDN’T DESERVE THAT 😭 And I’m also referring to that little game of choosing between Ahmed and Jin to kill. I WAS SCREAMING AND CURSING SO MUCH you have no idea.And Hala. Imin was already a low blow in TTTT, but I didn’t want to lose her as well *cries a river* (hide spoiler)]Mythology becoming reality was one of my favorite things in this book. (view spoiler)[I didn’t want to know how Amani was going to free herself of the deal with the Djinn because OF COURSE something bad would happen. (hide spoiler)] But I loved to see mythology in action and to understand every little detail that was left unsolved in the previous books.Sometimes I love open endings but here I just NEEEDED something more and I’m so happy that I got to understand the reasons behind everything and to know every secret. (view spoiler)[And the last chapter!!! That’s a serious ending there, it covers more or less 40 or 50 years after :D (hide spoiler)]This book was also so pirat-y! I ADORED THE SHIP SAILING ON SAND SCENE AND THE RESCUE OF SAM AT THE WHITE FISH.The first was such a symbol for Amani and Jin loving each other, I can’t. The second... well, let’s just say that Amani + guns + Sam is my favorite recipe.And lastly, characters and relationships, the best things of the entire series. I love Amani’s friendships with Shazad and Ahmed and Sam particularly, but I also like so Jin and Sam’s interactions so much. I wish I could’ve read more about Rahim, maybe that’s the only thing I’m sad about. I loved him in the second book and here there’s so little of him. But we got more twins finally!Last but not least, Amani and Jin. I can’t even describe how much I love them. They’re so sweet to each other and they love with such intensity. But they never want to change or control the other.The night scene in the tent was the sweetest ever, I can reread it a million times and never get tired of it.This book swept me off my feet. I didn’t want it to end but the pages were flying by as they were so quick to read, and next thing I knew I was reading the last chapter and everything was over. I will miss everything of these books.Please if you’re considering picking this series up DO IT NOW.

  • Stacey at The Bookish Loner
    2019-04-30 19:04

    It really angers me that this book, which is the third in the series, has an average 2 star rating when the second book hasn't even been released yet. People anger me!

  • Alyssa
    2019-05-01 15:56

    Gimmee gimmee gimmee gimmee!!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍Want to see my collection?

  • Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
    2019-05-03 20:09

    Nooo it's over :(

  • Simona Bartolotta
    2019-04-29 19:04

    I still believe this trilogy to be qualitatively a little above your average YA series, but this finale didn't fully satisfy me. A bit on the smoke-and-mirrors side, if you ask me, and it comes with filler drama aplenty—case in point, pretty much everything that goes down in the last chapters (but not only there) and, particularly, (view spoiler)[Amani having to chose who should die (hide spoiler)]. This necessary (?) (view spoiler)[death (hide spoiler)] (which didn't even happen in the end... see? Drama!) being absolutely devoid of contextualization, ridiculed and, because of its actual outcome, also retroactively sugar-coated the whole book . I still recommend the series, but probably for a younger audience only.

  • Nina (Every Word A Doorway)
    2019-05-18 00:17

    Alwyn Hamilton revealed the cover of Hero at the Fall at YALC today. It's SO PRETTY

  • Dalziel Mapp
    2019-04-30 20:17

    I'm never going to ever forget this storyFIRST UP YES I'M A COMPLETE AND UTTER MESS RIGHT AND YES I'M NOT EMOTIONALLY STABLE RIGHT NOW AND YES EVERYTHING REALLY REALLY HURTS AND YES I'M NOT GONNA BE ABLE TO MOVE ON WITH MY LIFE FOR A GAZILLION YEARS AND YES I'VE ALREADY CRIED ENOUGH TO FILL UP SEVERAL HUNDRED BATHTUBS. Secondly, thank you Alwyn Hamilton for giving me this amazing series that feels so much like home every time I delve back into this world. You have not let me down once. HOWEVER, HOW DARE YOU PUT ME THROUGH SO MUCH PAIN IN THIS EPIC FINALE!? *cries some more but pulls myself back together*The characters in this were so so good! I didn't hate a single one besides the villain and sure I can't mention my favourite because I'll just weep yet again. They're my family for life. Plot-wise this was a brilliant conclusion. It wasn't dragged out or given a weak ending. All the events within the book were gripping, the only thing that had kept me from reading this all in one hit was the most irritating thing called life. Like urgh! Why did that have to get in the way? Oh, look. I'm crying again.

  • Bright Star
    2019-05-12 22:17

    "A new dawn, a new desert."Another series has come to an end, and I'M NOT OKAY.Hero at the Fall was the perfect conclusion to an incredible series! I fell in love with Rebel of the Sands from the first page and my love only grew more and more! Each book is amazing and unique, and you can't help but adore everything and everyone (Amani and Jin, my babies ♥). And now that the story is over all I can feel is emptiness because I already miss all of them! *cries*If you haven't started this series yet, DO IT NOW. It deserves all the love of this world! ♥

  • Beatrice (beatriceinbookland)
    2019-05-23 00:08

    "We were going to get them back. And we were going to end this."I loved this finale but in my opinion it wasn't as good as Traitor to the throne.Amani is still the headstrong demdji we've been following since the beginning but now she's the leader of the rebellion and she must find a way to save Ahmed and the other rebels. I still really like her, she knows she's not a leader but she tries her best.I also love her relationship with Shazad, they are one of the most under appreciated friendships of ya fantasy.Jin and Amani have had my heart since the very first time they saw each other and I loved them in Hero at the fall. Their romance is never overwhelming, it's always on the background but when they're together you can't help it, you just melt.Plus, the last chapter was perfect. It's the kind of epilogue every good series deserves and it warmed my heart to finally know the destinies of this beloved cast of characters. ❤️(but hey don't forget that Alwyn Hamilton is evil and likes to kill characters whenever she feels like it *sobs*)

  • Gabry
    2019-05-16 16:04

    Assolutamente perfetto!Questa trilogia è diventata una delle mie preferite di sempre. Amo l’ambientazione, lo stile di scrittura, i miei e le leggende, i personaggi, la storia!Leggete questa saga e restare stregato dal deserto e da ciò che vi deve raccontare! <3

  • Sandra (LadyGrey Reads)
    2019-05-15 15:57

    review coming soon

  • Maryanne
    2019-04-24 19:00

    I couldn't have asked for a better ending.But even if the desert forgot a thousand and one of our stories, it was enough that they would tell of us at all. That long after our deaths, men and women sitting around a fire would hear that once, long ago, before we were all just stories, we lived.Ahead of us, in the garden, a fire flickered to life.And the storyteller began.

  • Larissa (Book Bosomed Blonde)
    2019-05-23 20:55

    Alwyn Hamilton delivered just like she did with the other two books. Rebellion, love, loss and war... what more can you ask for? Perfect end to a fantastic trilogy.Review to come soon!

  • Alexandra
    2019-04-27 20:54

    Review to come!

  • Sara
    2019-05-02 23:55

    Mi è piaciuto moltissimo, meno del secondo che secondo me resta il migliore della trilogia, ma è comunque la fine perfetta per questa storia!Serie super consigliata a chi cerca un fantasy ben strutturato e con ambientazione e personaggi molto diversi dal solito, con atmosfere dalla mille e una notte.Se volete saperne di più vi lascio la mia recensione completa qui:

  • Manisha
    2019-05-22 21:04

    Actual review: 3.5“She was all fire and gunpowder, and her finger was always on a trigger.”I found this to be a decent ending to a decent trilogy. Out of all the books in this series, this instalment is the most action-packed novel, and therefore, the fastest to read. It was fun, it was interesting, but like the past two books, this was so close to what it could have been, but failed in a few aspects. ♥ THE WORLDBUILDINGFor me, this was the strongest aspect of the entire book, and of the entire series. The discussion of religion and bias, as well as nature versus nurture had a great backdrop with a world that has a great twist on our current reality. I loved the concept of combining the American wild west with Middle-Eastern customs, and I found it interesting how the issues that plague both worlds have had a place in the universe created by Hamilton. It didn’t hurt that the magic was a creative element as well. ♥ THE STORYThe story had the predictable YA storyline with a few interesting twists and a few unlikely heroes. It was a solid tale. When rating YA books, I would state that this book (and this series) falls into the higher quality of YA books. It’s still predictable, and some might find comfort in that predictability. However, I wish there had been a bit more to surprise me. Unfortunately, the story is not that memorable for me.♦ THE CHARACTERSThis was the least liked aspect for me. It wasn’t because the characters were unlikeable or because they weren’t well written. If anything, it was because I have seen these same characters over and over quite a few times. Their personalities were the same as seen in other YA books, and as a result, I didn’t care if any of the characters lived or died. A book might have similar storylines to others, but if you care for the character, then you care about the story. Every character was interchangeable to me. In conclusion: a decent series with a decent ending, but it wasn’t memorable for me.

  • Isabella
    2019-05-17 15:58

    Oh, Leute. Ich hatte so hohe Erwartungen an dieses Buch und es war alles, was es sein sollte, und noch so viel mehr. (So viel habe ich seit Crooked Kingdom nicht mehr geweint.) Herzzerreißend und packend und voller Magie und … perfekt. Einfach perfekt.

  • Jessica (jessireads)
    2019-05-23 16:52

    "We were going to get them back.And we were going to end this."I FINALI PERFETTI ESISTONO.

  • Nadine | Epilogues
    2019-05-09 20:57

    Ich überlege seit 10 Minuten, was ich schreiben könnte und mir fällt einfach nichts dazu ein...

  • Angigames
    2019-05-12 22:06

    L’ultimo capitolo vale tutto il libro! 😍L’autrice è capace di trasformare il suo stile come se si stesse leggendo una vera e propria leggenda realmente accaduta. L’enorme pregio della scrittura della Hamilton è proprio questo: sa raccontare storie, sa far diventare una trama semplice un vero e proprio Mito. Il libro è un susseguirsi di colpi di scena, azione, battaglie e… morti, tanti, uno dietro l’altro… tanto che alla fine ci si abitua quasi, in fondo è una guerra e la guerra miete vittime. Però, si c'è un però… pur apprezzando moltissimo Amani, l’ho trovata scomoda! Mi spiego, l’autrice ha creato una super protagonista, tostissima, molto coraggiosa, con una faccia tosta pari a quella di una schiera di banditi, insomma i Quaranta Ladroni le fanno un baffo!, ma se Amani brilla come una stella, tutti gli altri, a causa sua sono solo sullo sfondo, perché fa sempre tutto lei! Questo mi è dispiaciuto molto, perché in alcuni punti l’aiuto degli altri sarebbe stato molto più appropriato e giusto per la trama, ma questa è solo un’opinione di una persona pignola che ha amato molto questa serie e quindi aveva aspettative altissime. Questa serie è molto bella e molto valida, è dinamica, simpatica, affascinate e magica! Mi ha appassionato e mi ha tenuta incollata alle pagine, fino alla fine. Il mio cuore si è innamorato del deserto, delle sue dune, delle sue guerre, delle sue magie… mi sono pure emozionata moltissimo ed ho sofferto come un cane per la sadicità dell’autrice, che ha fatto passare a miglior vita praticamente tutti i miei personaggi preferiti!Diciamo che una bella cartina della zona sarebbe stata utile, ringrazio comunque la Giunti per avermi permesso di leggere questa bellezza in anteprima mondiale! #giutipower 💕

  • Bexnbookx
    2019-05-12 20:08

    Want to see me talk about books? Check out my Youtube Channel: Bexnbookx “The Rebel Prince will rise again. He will bring a new dawn. A new desert.” Hero at the Fall was action-packed, badass, atmospheric and bloody emotional! Wonderful finale to a kickass trilogy!I received a free copy of this book from Allen & Unwin in exchange for an honest review. All my thoughts and comments are entirely my own.Since this is a review of the third book in the trilogy, below may contain spoilers for Rebel of the Sands and Traitor to the Throne, if you haven’t read either of these, don’t read any further. You have been warned.Miraji is a desert country at war, with threats inside and outside it's boarders and a tyrannical Sultan sitting on the throne, it is time for the desert to rise. The rebellion is here, with the Blue-Eyed Bandit in control of the rebels, she must fight for the desert that runs through her veins. The Sultan's armies and inventions are advancing but with the Rebel's strewn across the desert, how will the fight for the throne end?Oh my goodness guys... It's over, the final book in the Rebel of the Sands trilogy is here and it's all I could have hoped for. I laughed, I cried, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, and I was ultimately really emotional about the journey that we have been taken on in this trilogy. Alwyn Hamilton has created a story that was an absolute joy to read, even though the emotional roller-coaster was 100% real! Rebel of the Sands was the first book I read when I started book reviewing and book blogging, and I am sad that the ride is over, but it was a fantastic one! The writing within Hero at the Fall really stepped it up a notch from the previous books in the trilogy. Amani's point of view was still a wonderful view to read from, however the addedstoryteller sections in this novel were a perfect addition! I loved getting a behind the scenes look at past events, and I think it added a fairy-tale element to the story which drew me in! Alwyn's writing feels very effortless, and mythology is weaved beautifully into the story. As with the first two books in the series, Hero at the Fall is fast paced and action packed. I am a huge fan of fast paced novels, and this one definitely did not disappoint. However, weirdly enough, what I enjoyed most in this novel was the slow moments. I felt like this was Alwyn's chance to delve into the characters and ensure their dynamics as a group could shine. This is definitely my favourite book of the trilogy in that respect, it was crafted very thoughtfully and everything worked harmoniously together. The characters within Hero at the Fall are beautifully written, layered and complex. Alwyn has a way of connecting the reader to the characters, and I felt such an emotional bond to all of the characters within the story!Amani was a fierce fighter, who could be equal parts selfish and selfless. The complexity to her character intrigued me and one moment I was yelling at her while reading, and other times I was nearly in tears at the battles she faced. Amani is a leading lady that you want to follow, she's not flawless, but she developed so much through the books which I loved to see. While Amani and I had our ups and downs, Jin I loved from the beginning. He is the perfect male lead within the fantasy genre, gentle but deadly, strong and sweet. His character is accepting of others choices, and doesn't try to change them, but lets them be free to make their own decisions and supports them throughout. The romance in this novel didn't take away from the main plot, and what I LOVED was that it didn't have any unnecessary drama. It just developed beautifully along with the story, and it had me in tears many times! It's too beautiful my heart can't handle it! I want to note right now that if I could have a story based on Jin from his perspective, I definitely would fight for that! However, I have one more favourite character that I need to mention, and that of course is Shazad! She's just an overall badass, and I cannot rave enough about her. Her dynamics with Amani are what I live for, and I think as a character she is so underrated! Overall, this book was a magnificent ending to a wonderful, unique, diverse and entertaining trilogy. It was an emotional but perfect finale, and I love how everything rounded off. It felt like the story was complete, and I am very sad it's over. I would highly recommend this to YA Fantasy readers! Favourite Quote: “Once there was a boy from the sea who fell in love with a girl from the desert... He feared that she might burn him alive or that he might drown her. Until finally he stopped fighting it and set himself on fire for her.”Rating: 5/5Purchase Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton from Book Depository and receive FREE SHIPPING:

  • Kate (beautifulbookland)
    2019-05-20 18:52

    Finale books are nerve-wracking. They’re the last stand of characters you’ve come to know and love. All the trials and tribulations they’ve been through in previous books need wrapping up in a way that’s satisfying to the readers. That’s a lot of pressure for authors.Luckily, Alwyn Hamilton has you covered.Hero at the Fall is a perfect finale for this series. The heroines are unapologetically fierce, the romance fantastically swoony, and the world building is lush. What more can a reader ask for?I’ve said it before, and I’m saying it again: Amani is a riot. She can be selfless and selfish, she can be hard and soft, she can be fearful and brave. She is faced with impossible situations, ones that have deadly consequences for those that she loves. She’s cunning and wickedly clever, and I love her to bits.And Shazad. Oh my lord. Their friendship is everything. They never put each other down; when Amani suggests a bat shit crazy plan, Shazad is like “Yes my dude!” and she goes with it. There’s this one scene where a new rebel contests Shazad’s fighting skills, what with her being a girl, and it’s literally my favourite thing in the book because Amani and Jin and the gang are all nudging each other like small children because they just know that Shazad is going to hand this kid his arse.And oh boy does she deliver.And then she hands the show over to Amani and her shooting skills, and they just bounce off each’s so good, guys. It was one of those moments where I had to take a break from reading just so I could gather myself because it’s so awesome.So yeah, their friendship? One of my favourite female friendships I’ve read about. As well as Amani’s POV, we also get small background stories about the other characters. And you best prepare yourself, my friend, because I can confirm that they will destroy you. This book is gripping, full of twists and turns and heartbreak and hope. The final chapter is beyond perfect. I adored how it wasn’t just a clean cut ending with a nice little bow; it takes you after the rebel’s war, and how the country learns to cope with the events of the war. While I adored this book, I’m giving it 4 stars for now because it did take me a little while to get back into the story and the world. There were a few times where I had to check things online (that book recap website is a fucking godsend) and refer back to the character index in the beginning of the book. BUT this isn’t a reflection on the book so much as me; I always prefer to do a reread of a series before a new book comes out just so that I can get the full effect and appreciate it more, but I didn’t really get a chance before starting Hero at the Fall. I’m planning on doing a reread of this series soon, though, and I have a feeling that my rating will go up to 5 stars. I would highly recommend this series to any YA fantasy lover, as this series definitely doesn’t get enough love!

  • Lulai
    2019-05-22 18:07

    Such an epic ending, and the feelings were here and real. ^^

  • Sunaholy
    2019-05-01 18:52

    I need this book!! Like, yesterday!! Omg that ending of the second one ... left me

  • Crazy4Books
    2019-05-09 17:08

    This is the third and final book in the Rebel of the Sands trilogy. I was so excited to be back in this world with these characters. We start right back in the middle of the action with danger looming around every corner. Most of the book is spent trying to get the rebellion back together and I personally would have liked seeing them together sooner. I also wanted a bit more time spent on dealing with the invaders and taking down the Sultan. Despite that I found myself captivated by the characters and their story from start to finish.I was so happy our main characters Amani and Jin were back together in this book because my main issue with the second book was how Amani was seperated from everyone. I loved seeing Jin and Amanis relationship. They're both flawed in realistic ways, but you can tell how much they care for each other without the author having to tell us directly. Our amazing sharpshooter Amani was a treat to follow around, but my favorite character is probably Shazad. Shes such a strong badass female character and I enjoyed her fathers role in the story.The writing was engaging and the high stakes caused by all the death made this a compelling read, but it also made me afraid for all the characters. I just wanted to protect Sam and the twins from all of it. We get some great family scenes with Amani that were really touching. I found this extremly difficult to put down. I read more than 250 pages in one day which is rare for me. I really enjoyed the little legends about the characters sprinkled throughout the story.The desert setting with the Djinn and Demji was still amazing. The different abilities each of Demji have was fascinating. I really enjoyed the role the Sin Maker played in this book. I loved all of it so much that the little issues I had with it didnt really bother me. Im sad the trilogy is over, but I think it would be awesome if we had a spin off series where the Destroyer of Worlds is released. I have a feeling we havent heard the last of her. Either way Ill pick up any fantasy or scifi this author writes.*received for review consideration*

  • Rivka
    2019-05-16 21:59

    Okay. So I don't even know where to start but this book was just an emotional rollercoaster! Like seriously. I laughed. I cried. (More like sobbed hysterically). Some of my favorites didn't make it and my heart just broke into million pieces But the last chapter. THAT LAST CHAPTER. Worth all the tears. Such an amazing FUCKING ending!Go read it.

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  • Femke
    2019-05-18 22:54

    5 stars!This book was absolutely amazing from start to finish. It was a whirlwind of action and politics and romance. It is a great ending to a story, and more than that it felt 'realistic'. Obviously, this is a fantasy book, so it is not actually realistic, but the fact that lots of people actually died during the battle made me believe it more. It happens so often that authors don't actually kill off characters during big battles, and obviously, I don't actually like characters dying, but it makes it more realistic.Some of my favourite quotes (may contain some very mild spoilers): "Belief was a foreign language to logic.""This was a bad idea of mythic proportions.""My eyes snapped up to him, shaking off the haze of sleep. 'Are we lost?' ' Youare.' Zaahir smirked. 'I know exactly where I am.' "" 'You said you wanted to free them. They are free. Besides, death is its own sort of freedom.' ""We were burning together as one single flame, bright enough that we could defy the night."

  • Andreea
    2019-05-16 23:03

    2.5 stars, really, but it was entertaining and action-packed, so...rounding it up.I think, overall, the Rebel of the Sands series was just okay for me.Nothing special, the characters didn't stand out, the world was interesting, but nothing amazing.Hero at the Fall had a few good moments, but otherwise, I just saw the flaws. The characters didn't seem particularly clever to me, although I think they were meant to. I also didn't get attached to them, they didn't make me feel anything. A lot of parts were also very predictable.I wasn't too keen on Amani as a narrator either - her perspective felt very repetitive and she kept going on and on about certain things. And we were constantly being told what to think about characters and events - too much tell, not enough show.