ISBN 9780008154479,An Ember in the Ashes

An Ember in the Ashes


Sabaa Tahir






Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780008154479

ISBN-10 0008154473


Number of Pages 464 Pages
Language (English)


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. Its a story thats literally burning to be told. What if you were the spark that could ignite a revolution? For years Laia has lived in fear. Fear of the Empire, fear of the Martials, fear of truly living at all. Born as a Scholar, shes never had much of a choice.For Elias its the opposite.

He has seen too much on his path to becoming a Mask, one of the Empires elite soldiers. With the Masks help the Empire has conquered a continent and enslaved thousands, all in the name of power. When Laias brother is taken she must force herself to help the Resistance, the only people who have a chance of saving him. She must spy on the Commandant, ruthless overseer of Blackcliff Academy. Blackcliff is the training ground for Masks and the very place that Elias is planning to escape. If he succeeds, he will be named deserter. If found, the punishment will be death. But once Laia and Elias meet, they will find that their destinies are intertwined and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

In the ashes of a broken world one person can make a difference. One voice in the dark can be heard. The price of freedom is always high and this time that price might demand everything, even life itself.

About the Author

Sabaa Tahir grew up in Californias Mojave Desert at her familys eighteenroom motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brothers 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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