By Sabaa Tahir
Ideal for enthusiasts of pink Queen and Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles sequence, An Ember within the Ashes, is the 1st e-book in a thrilling myth experience sequence concerning 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 write down their very own destinies.
In a global encouraged via historical Rome and outlined through brutality, seventeen-year outdated Laia has grown up with one rule for survival: by no means problem the Empire.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 at the back of every little thing she understands, risking her existence to attempt and shop him. She enlists aid from the rebels whose large underground community could lead to Darin. Their aid 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 so much unwilling one. when you consider that youth, he has educated to turn into one of many mask, lethal warring parties who ravage and break within the identify of the Empire. yet Elias is secretly making plans a perilous get away from the very tyranny he has sworn to enforce.
Thrown jointly unintentionally and united via their hatred of the Empire, Laia and Elias will quickly notice that their fates are intertwined—and that their offerings may perhaps switch the future of the total Empire.
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An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, Book 1) by Sabaa Tahir