May Buzz Book:
An Ember In The Ashes by Sabba Tahir
What the Teen Press Corps Is Saying
“I’d heard a lot about this book before reading it – the rave reviews for this book were flying in from basically every blogger I know. I, however, wanted to wait. To savor this book. This book may look daunting and absolutely frightening, but then you’re reading it’s just a downhill ride into fabulous. Tahir is one heck of a writer. The world she builds in An Ember in the Ashes (also can we talk about that name?!) is complex but perfectly explained so the reader has just enough information.
An Ember in the Ashes is incredible. It’s exciting, beautiful, and rich in detail – it’s impossible not to be swept by the story. Look for An Ember in the Ashes today and GO BUY IT.”
-Willa, Teen Press Corps
About the Book
I WILL TELL YOU THE SAME THING I TELL EVERY SLAVE.
THE RESISTANCE HAS TRIED TO PENETRATE THIS SCHOOL COUNTLESS TIMES. I HAVE DISCOVERED IT EVERY TIME.
IF YOU ARE WORKING WITH THE RESISTANCE, IF YOU CONTACT THEM, IF YOU THINK OF CONTACTING THEM, I WILL KNOW
AND I WILL DESTROY YOU.
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.
“Sabaa Tahir spins a captivating, heart-pounding fantasy.”
— US Weekly
“Blew me away…This book is dark, complex, vivid, and romantic—expect to be completely transported.”
“A setting inspired by ancient Rome; a fierce battle for freedom in the face of tyranny; and a villain who makes Cersei Lannister and Dolores Umbridge look like a pair of pathetic amateurs . . . An Ember in the Ashes is at the top of our must-read list for 2015.”
—The Hollywood Reporter
“An original, well-constructed fantasy world . . . truly engaging.”
About the Author