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title: a torch against the night (an ember in the ashes #2)
author: sabaa tahir
publication date: 30 august 2016
so as to not provide any spoilers for those who have not read the first book, i’ll be providing the synopsis of the first book instead. if you want to check out this book’s synopsis, click here.
an ember in the ashes [goodreads]:
Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.
But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.
There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.
“Fear is only your enemy if you allow it to be.” – An Ember In The Ashes (An Ember In The Ashes #1), Sabaa Tahir