Releases and Recommendations: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

It’s Tuesday! The wonderful day that books are released to the world. Today, I’m anticipating the release of An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, which comes out Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

20560137Set 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.

This book looks awesome! I love the idea of going undercover as a slave, and based on the blurb, it already looks like Laia and Elias are going to have some kickass chemistry. I’m intrigued by this debut and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

 

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