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Mirage

A Novel
Autor: Somaiya Daud
Sprecher: Rasha Zamamiri
Serie: Mirage, Titel 1
Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 58 Min.
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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, number one New York Times best-selling author of Divergent and Carve the Mark)

In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, 16-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day she, too, will have adventure and travel beyond her isolated moon.

But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: She is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double, someone to appear in public as Maram, ready to die in her place.

As Amani is forced into her new role, she can’t help but enjoy the palace’s beauty - and her time with the princess’ fiancé, Idris. But the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear, and one wrong move could lead to her death....

©2018 Somaiya Daud (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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“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, New York Times best-selling author of The Star-Touched Queen)

"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, number one New York Times best-selling author Beautiful Creatures and Black Widow: Forever Red)

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Mirage was enthralling. It seamlessly combines a fantastical Moroccan feel with a sci-fi setting, an intriguing plot, a dash of romance and well-formed characters. I can't wait for the rest of the trilogy!