Blog Tour: A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir | Guest Post | Teaser | Giveaway

Welcome to our stop on A Torch Against the Night tour for Sabaa Tahir. This is one of my most anticipated reads of the year and I am beyond honored to be part of the tour. Below are some of Sabaa's favorite moments while writing this sequel, so be sure to check it out! This tour is hosted by PenguinTeen.

A Torch Against the Night
An Ember in the Ashes #2
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Released: August 30th 2016
Review Source: Razorbill

Elias and Laia are running for their lives.

After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf - the Empire's most secure and dangerous prison - to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars' survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must 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.

Top Five Moments While Writing A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT

1.     Writing the last sentence.  It felt like eight years of love and writing and rewriting and wondering and hoping went into that one sentence.  
2.     Chapter 45. This will make sense after you read it. It’s been in the works for years.
3.     When I realized I needed more time to write—and got it. I was thrilled when my publisher agreed to my request for more time. I finally felt like I had the space to tell a story that was worthy of both my characters and readers.
4.     Writing the title into the book: I love it when I spot the title of a book I’m reading in the text. Turns out that I love writing that line, too!

5.     When I decided to let a character live. I won’t tell you who he is. You might not even notice him. But he lived. Most of my readers know that I am heavily influenced by current events in my writing. I got this character’s story from our world. In our world he didn’t survive—so in my book I gave him a different, better ending. 

Spent my childhood in the Mojave Desert, where I didn’t have cable and thus chose to entertain myself with books and radio. My parents assured me that I wanted to become a doctor, but a brief stint working in a hospital changed my mind.

I left the desert for university at 17, graduated from UCLA a few years later, and went to work for The Washington Post directly after. Five years later, I left the Post and started working on a book.

If I could be anything, I’d be a space explorer, but a cool one, like Jean-Luc Picard.

Enter for a chance to win a finished copy of A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir and an An Ember in the Ashes quote tote bag (ARV: $30.00).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:01 AM Eastern Time on August 29, 2016 and 11:59 PM Eastern Time on September 16, 2016. Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about September 23, 2016. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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