A Torch Against the Night

A Torch Against the Night

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'Tahir spins a captivating, heart-pounding fantasy' - Us Weekly




The sequel to the explosive New York Times bestselling debut An Ember in the Ashes, that's captivated readers worldwide.



After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt Elias and Laia as they flee the city of Serra.


Laia and Elias are determined to break into the Empire's most secure and dangerous prison to save Laia's brother, even if for Elias it means giving up his last chance at freedom.


They will have to fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene - Elias's former friend and the Empire's newest Blood Shrike.


Bound to Marcus's will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own - one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape . . . and kill them both.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 29mm | 320g
  • HarperCollins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780008160371
  • 8,932

Review quote

PRAISE FOR THE EMBER QUARTET:


'The writing is as smooth as silk and keeps one reading long after the lights should have been out'
Robin Hobb, bestselling author of Assassin's Apprentice


'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, bestselling author of the Mistborn and Stormlight Archive series


'A harrowing, haunting reminder of what it means to be human'
Washington Post


'Takes you into a world as bloody and ruthless as Game of Thrones, but there's a tender and humane heart to these books, too'
New York Times


'An explosive, heartbreaking, epic debut that will keep you glued to the pages'
Marie Lu, bestselling author of Legend


'This book is dark, complex, vivid, and romantic-expect to be completely transported'
MTV.com
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About Sabaa Tahir

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.


For more information, please visit Sabaa at SabaaTahir.com or on Twitter @SabaaTahir.
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Rating details

117,613 ratings
4.24 out of 5 stars
5 46% (53,918)
4 38% (44,475)
3 12% (14,386)
2 3% (3,287)
1 1% (1,547)
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