An Ember in the Ashes

An Ember in the Ashes Author Sabaa Tahir
ISBN-10 1595148043
ISBN-13 9781595148049
Year 2016-02-09
Pages 480
Language English
Publisher Razorbill
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From the 1 New York Timesbestselling author of A Torch Against the NightINSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLERAMAZON S BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF 2015PEOPLE S CHOICE AWARD WINNER FAVORITE FANTASYBUSTLE S BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF 2015 This novel is a harrowing haunting reminder of what it means to be human and how hope might be kindled in the midst of oppression and fear The Washington Post An Ember in the Ashescould launch Sabaa Tahir into JK Rowling territoryIt has the addictive quality ofTheHunger Gamescombined with the fantasy ofHarry Potterand the brutality ofGame of Thrones Public Radio International An Ember in the Ashesglows burns and smoldersas beautiful and radiant as it is searing Huffington Post A worthy novel and one as brave as its characters The New York Times Book Review Laia is a slave Elias is a soldier Neither is free Under the Martial Empire defiance is met with death Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear It is in this brutal world inspired by ancient Rome that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother The family ekes out an existence in the Empires impoverished backstreets They do not challenge the Empire Theyve seen what happens to those who do But when Laias brother is arrested for treason Laia is forced to make a decision In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empires greatest military academy There Laia meets Elias the schools finest soldierand secretly its most unwilling Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny hes being trained to enforce He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwinedand that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself

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