An Ember in the Ashes
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: April 28th 2015
Review Source: Razorbill
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.
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If you follow us on Twitter, then you know a few days ago I tweeted out asking to see if any An Ember in the Ashes fans have any cool names for the fandom. How cool would that be? To BE the ONES choosing the name of our fandom? You know the same as we call ourselves tributes or Twi-hards, yes... we need to come up with a fandom name for An Ember in the ashes! So share your ideas and we will let Penguin know!
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If you're in South Florida, you should join the Forever Young Adult Book Club! We will be meeting tomorrow and guess what we will be talking about? YES, YOU GUESSED RIGHT! An Ember in the Ashes!