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An ember in the ashes

by Tahir, Sabaa,

Format: Print Book 2015
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Summary

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLER

"This novel is a harrowing, haunting reminder of what it means to be human--and how hope might be kindled in the midst of oppression and fear." -- The Washington Post

" An Ember in the Ashes could launch Sabaa Tahir into JK Rowling territory...It has the addictive quality of  The Hunger Games combined with the fantasy of Harry Potter and the brutality of Game of Thrones ." -- Public Radio International

"An Ember in the Ashes glows, burns, and smolders--as beautiful and radiant as it is searing."-- Huffington Post

"A worthy novel--and one as brave as its characters." -- The New York Times Book Review


A "deft, polished debut"  ( Publishers Weekly , starred review), Sabaa Tahir's AN EMBER IN THE ASHES is a thought-provoking, heart-wrenching, and pulse-pounding read. Set in a rich, high-fantasy world with echoes of ancient Rome, it tells the story of a slave fighting for her family and a young soldier fighting for his freedom.

Laia is a slave.Elias is a soldier.Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire's impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They've seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia's brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire's greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school's finest soldier--and secretly, its most unwilling. 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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Laia's adventures begin after her brother is taken captive by the reigning, warlike Martials, who have subjugated her people, the Scholars. In an attempt to save him, she enters into a dangerous agreement with the Resistance to spy on the fiendish commandant of the Martial's military academy. In the meantime, the commandant's son, Elias, the finest soldier at the academy, is undergoing a series of trials that will determine the next emperor of the Martial Empire, which loosely recalls the Roman Empire, though this one is no stranger to magic and the supernatural. Though born enemies, Laia's and Elias' lives will come together with unpredictable results that involve a love triangle of sorts. First-time novelist Tahir has written an ambitious sword-and-sand adventure story that is notable for its suspense and scope. There are flaws: the diction is sometimes not as fresh as it might be, and some incidents defy credulity, especially those propelling the ending, which, not surprisingly, is inconclusive enough to promise a sequel. Many readers drawn in by the action and romance will doubtless look forward to it. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: With 19 international markets already sold, as well as an option to Paramount Pictures, this debut has already earned its upcoming author tour, multimedia ad campaign, and more.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This is not the first time Hardingham and West have worked together to bring a YA novel to life: the two previously teamed up on Maggie Stiefvater's hit The Scorpio Races, and they both have a wealth of audiobook experience as solo narrators. Hardingham narrates the part of Laia, a young woman whose life is turned upside down after most of her family is killed by the Empire (Tahir's nod to ancient Rome). Hardingham portrays Laia's fear convincingly through the novel's first half, when she is roped into spying as a slave inside the household of the Empire's sadistic military commander-who also happens to be the mother of Elias, the character voiced by West. Elias is a top student at the military academy but longs for freedom and a nonviolent life; West does a fine job depicting Elias's struggle to remain honorable in a society that rewards only cruelty. Both narrators also voice other characters; for West, one standout is his sage treatment of an ancient soothsayer named Cain, and for Hardingham, it is the raspy narration of a jaded rebel turned-slave whom Laia meets while undercover. Engaging vocal performances and a fast-paced story line will keep listeners riveted. Ages 14-Up. A Razorbill hardcover. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series An Ember in the Ashes series
#1 - An Ember in the ashes
#2 - A Torch against the night
#3 - A reaper at the gates
Subjects Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Slaves -- Fiction.
Undercover operations -- Fiction.
Love stories.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2015
Language English
Description 446 pages : maps ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781595148032
1595148035
9781595148049
1595148043
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