A Torch Against the Night
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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. In 2015, one book emerged as the most highly acclaimed fantasy debut. Now, the sequel will set the world on fire.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 29mm | 320g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008160376
  • 9780008160371
  • 56,286

Review quote

`Tahir does political intrigue very well' Guardian PRAISE FOR AN EMBER IN THE ASHES: `Game of Thrones fans will relish Tahir's debut set in a brutal Rome-inspired empire. It follows Laia, a slave and Elias, a young soldier, whose lives are unexpectedly intertwined in this story of freedom, loyalty and love' Independent `The writing is as smooth as silk and keeps one reading long after the lights should have been out' Robin Hobb `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 `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 CROWNshow more

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.show more

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37,518 ratings
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