By Sabaa Tahir
Ideal for fanatics of pink Queen and Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles sequence, An Ember within the Ashes, is the 1st ebook in a thrilling fable experience sequence in regards to the strength of desire within the face of oppression.
Debut novelist Sabaa Tahir tells the exciting, heart-wrenching tale of 2 unforgettable characters keen to sacrifice every thing for the opportunity to put in writing their very own destinies.
In an international encouraged via historical Rome and outlined by means of brutality, seventeen-year outdated Laia has grown up with one rule for survival: by no means problem the Empire. but if Laia's brother Darin is arrested for treason, she leaves in the back of every little thing she is familiar with, risking her existence to aim and keep him. She enlists aid from the rebels whose large underground community could lead on to Darin. Their support comes with a cost, notwithstanding. Laia needs to infiltrate the Empire's maximum army academy as a spy.
Elias is the Empire's most interesting soldier—and its such a lot unwilling one. when you consider that adolescence, he has educated to develop into one of many mask, lethal combatants who ravage and ruin within the identify of the Empire. yet Elias is secretly making plans a perilous break out from the very tyranny he has sworn to enforce.
Thrown jointly unintentionally and united through their hatred of the Empire, Laia and Elias will quickly realize that their fates are intertwined—and that their offerings could swap the future of the whole Empire.
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An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, Book 1) by Sabaa Tahir
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