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An Ember in the Ashes 02. A Torch Against the Night
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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Book two in the New York Times bestselling series
A USA Today bestseller
A Wall Street Journal bestseller
"Fresh and exciting...Tahir has shown a remarkable talent for penning complex villains."-A.V. Club
"Even higher stakes than its predecessor… thrilling." -Publishers Weekly, starred review
"[An] action-packed, breathlessly paced story." -Booklist, starred review
Set in a rich, high-fantasy world inspired by ancient Rome, Sabaa Tahir's AN EMBER IN THE ASHES told the story of Laia, a slave fighting for her family, and Elias, a young soldier fighting for his freedom.
Now, in A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT, Elias and Laia are running for their lives.
After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.
Laia is determined to break into Kauf-the Empire's most secure and dangerous prison-to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars' survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.
But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene-Elias's former friend and the Empire's newest Blood Shrike.
Bound to Marcus's will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own-one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape...and kill them both.
Named one of the best books of the year by:
Praise for A Torch Against the Night:
"The stakes here are high and the plot runs like a well-oiled machine, ratcheting up the tension with every chapter." -NPR.org
"An adrenaline rush till the very last page." -Buzzfeed
"The sequel to Tahir's bestselling smash An Ember in the Ashes finally comes out in August, and let me tell you, it does not disappoint." -Book Riot
"A Torch Against the Night is an unabashed page-turner that scarcely ever pauses for breath." -The Christian Science Monitor
"Fast-paced, exciting and full of adrenaline, A Torch Against The Night is everything fans of Tahir's debut could possibly anticipate in a sequel." -The Bucks County Courier Times
"Thrilling...Tahir meticulously plots these novels, ramping up the suspense and including plenty of surprises." -The Buffalo News
"Delivers in every way...The stakes have never been higher, and the tension is acutely felt as Elias and Laia run for their lives." -USA Today's Happy Ever After blog
"At last, it's here...It's as heartbreaking as it is action-packed, delivering a worthy second installment in Tahir's bestselling series." -Paste
"Tahir proves to be a master of suspense and a canny practitioner of the cliffhanger, riveting readers' attention throughout....[An] action-packed, breathlessly paced story." -Booklist, starred review
"This sequel has a darker tone and even higher stakes than its predecessor, setting the stage for a thrilling conclusion." -Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Excellent." -Kirkus Reviews
"The rare sequel that improves on the original...unputdownable." -Common Sense Media (Five Stars)
Praise for An Ember in the Ashes:
"This novel is a harrowing, haunting reminder of what it means to be human - and how hope might be kindled in the midst of oppression and fear." -The Washington Post
"An Ember in the Ashes could launch Sabaa Tahir into JK Rowling territory...It has the addictive quality of The Hunger Games combined with the fantasy of Harry Potter and the brutality of Game of Thrones."-Public Radio International
"An Ember in the Ashes glows, burns, and smolders-as beautiful and radiant as it is searing."-Huffington Post
"[An Ember in the Ashes] thrusts its readers into a world marred by violence and oppression, yet does so with simple prose that can offer moments of loveliness in its clarity. This complexity makes Ember a worthy novel-and one as brave as its characters." -The New York Times Book Review
"Sabaa Tahir spins a captivating, heart-pounding fantasy." -Us Weekly
"An Ember in the Ashes mixes The Hunger Games with Game of Thrones...and adds a dash of Romeo and Juliet." -The Hollywood Reporter
"Blew me away...This book is dark, complex, vivid, and romantic-expect to be completely transported." -MTV.com
"Fast-paced, well-structured and full of twists and turns, An Ember in the Ashes is an evocative debut that has left me invested in knowing what happens next." -NPR
"Once you get caught up in the story, it's addictive, and there's no way you can put it down before you figure out what happens to the characters you have fallen for over the course of the 400 some-odd pages. So I didn't." -Bustle
"This epic fantasy set in the Martial Empire has it all: danger and violence, secrets and lies, strong characters and forbidden romance and a touch of the supernatural." -The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"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." -MTV.com
"Be prepared to be blown away by this fantasy-thriller-adventure." -Girls' Life
"An Ember in the Ashes is a book that's too good to put down." -RedEye
"Perfect for fa
Sabaa Tahir grew up in California’s Mojave Desert at her family’s eighteen-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother’s comic book stash, and playing guitar badly. She began writing
An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks, and all things nerd. Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.
For more information, please visit Sabaa at SabaaTahir.com or on Twitter @SabaaTahir.