Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (147): AN EMBER IN THE ASHES

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
April 28th, 2015 from Razorbill

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.

Vow your blood and body to the empire.

Keep your heart for yourself.

I was sold at "epic fantasy," because I'm a sucker for epic fantasy novels. This book sounds fantastic, and I love the cover. Why can't it be April?!

What are you waiting on this week? 


  1. I hadn't heard of this before but I agree that it sounds fantastic! The cover is awesome and hopefully the story will live up to it :)

  2. This is new-to-me and I agree, if it says epic fantasy, I am sold. I like the idea of a brutal Rome-like world. Very cool. I'll be adding this to me TBR list. Great pick, Lea!

  3. Oh! This does sound like a good new fantasy and the cover is eye catching to add to it.
    I hope you get to read it soon.

  4. I had not seen this book around before, but now I'm hyped. I mean, epic fantasy? Rome-like world? I'm sold, I can't believe the release date is so far-off! My WoW

  5. Great pick sweetie :D I love that cover. <3 Beautiful. I'm not sold on the summary, though :( Will have to see when you read this book. <3

  6. This sounds AMAZING. I love the synopsis, and I love the cover and title.