An Ember in the Ashes

An Ember in the Ashes

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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.
LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.
ELIAS is the academy's finest soldier-- and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he's ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.
When Laia and Elias's paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.
"Vow your blood and body to the empire.
Keep your heart for yourself."
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Product details

  • Hardback | 648 pages
  • 145 x 218 x 33mm | 699g
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 1410488756
  • 9781410488756
  • 64,280

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Early Praise for "An Ember in the Ashes"
""An Ember in the Ashes" is a spectacular page turner that asks readers to consider how far they'd go to save the ones they love. Sabaa Tahir is the next superstar in young adult fiction and her debut is as cinematic as "Gladiator" and as high-stakes as Game of Thrones." -Holly Goldberg Sloan, "New York Time"s bestselling author of "Counting by 7s"
"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"
"This electric debut is a pulse-pounding action-packed Romeo and Juliet story in a richly imagined world with a great twist and heroic characters you'll root for and won't stop thinking about." --Melissa de la Cruz, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Frozen "and "The Ring and the Crown"
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About Sabaa Tahir

Sabaa Tahir was born in London but grew up in California's Mojave Desert at her family's 18-room motel. After graduating from UCLA, Sabaa became an editor on the foreign desk at "The Post." Three summers later, she came up with the concept for her debut novel, "An Ember in the Ashes." Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.
For more information, please visit Sabaa at or on Twitter @SabaaTahir.
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213,266 ratings
4.26 out of 5 stars
5 49% (104,201)
4 35% (74,213)
3 12% (24,688)
2 3% (6,542)
1 2% (3,622)
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