An Ember in The Ashes
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Release Date: April 28, 2015 from Razorbill
About the Book
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.
Read an Excerpt
An Ember in the Ashes is the debut novel of former Washington Post foreign news desk editor Sabaa Tahir, and we’re not the only ones stoked about its gut-wrenching story of two young fighters, struggling to survive on opposite sides of a brutal war. Paramount has already snapped up movie rights, with two big-deal producers (Haroon Saleem and “Chronicles of Narnia”'s Mark Johnson) planning to adapt the novel for film.
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