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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  

An Ember in the Ashes

Part of the Ember Quartet Series
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Shortlisted for the Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer at the David Gemmell Awards 2016.

Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It's a story that's literally burning to be told.

Synopsis

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Read the explosive New York Times bestselling debut that's captivated readers worldwide. Set to be a major motion picture, An Ember in the Ashes is the book everyone is talking about. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. When Laia's grandparents are brutally murdered and her brother arrested for treason by the empire, the only people she has left to turn to are the rebels. But in exchange for their help in saving her brother, they demand that Laia spy on the ruthless Commandant of Blackcliff, the Empire's greatest military academy. Should she fail it's more than her brother's freedom at risk ...Laia's very life is at stake. There, she meets Elias, the academy's finest soldier. But Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he's being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined - and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

Reviews

'Keeps one reading long after the lights should have been out' Robin Hobb

'Game of Thrones fans will relish Tahir's debut '
Independent

'With AN EMBER IN THE ASHES, Sabaa Tahir shows us light in darkness, hope in a world of despair, and the human spirit reaching for greatness in difficult times.'
Brandon Sanderson, #1 New York Times bestselling author

'I fell in love with Laia and Elias from the moment we met. This is a story you'll read with your heart in your throat
Lauren DeStefano, New York Times bestselling author

'A heart-pounding story of love and loss, with the most original world-building I've read all year. Deeply felt and deeply moving, I could not put it down'
Margaret Stohl, New York Times bestselling author of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES

About the Author

Sabaa Tahir grew up in California's Mojave Desert at her family's eighteen-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother's comic book stash, and playing guitar badly. She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks, and all things nerd. Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her family.

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Book Info

Publication date

11th February 2016

Author

Sabaa Tahir

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Publisher

HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

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ISBN

9780008108427

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