I read this book in May, as a word document, long before it had this gorgeous cover. The fact that I suffered through reading it on a word document (this is not a short book) should tell you just how fantastic it is. You want to read this one, sooner than later. So here's your chance!
In this remarkable high fantasy debut, Sabaa Tahir creates an elaborate and often shockingly harsh world in which evil constantly threatens and the hope of a better future lies with two seemingly powerless youths. Laia and Elias, strangers with curiously overlapping destinies, must fight to survive their harshly violent world despite overwhelming odds. Laia, a young Scholar willing to risk what little she has left to save her captive brother, is tasked with a highly sensitive undercover rebel mission that may well end with her death. Elias, an elite and deadly soldier of the Martial Empire, struggles to accept the violent life that awaits him as a Mask. When a sudden shift in leadership plunges the Empire into disarray, a desperate and bloody power struggle begins with Laia and Elias positioned at its center.
With An Ember in the Ashes , Sabaa Tahir presents a complex and dangerous world, two unlikely heroes, and an epic battle of good versus evil that will undoubtedly capture readers' rapt attention.
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