A Torch Against the Night A Torch Against the Night
Book 2 - An Ember in the Ashes

A Torch Against the Night

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Publisher Description

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

One of Time Magazine’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time
Book two in the New York Times bestselling series
A
USA Today bestseller
A Wall Street Journal bestseller

Spectacular.”Entertainment Weekly

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.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2016
August 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Young Readers Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
8.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Kelli Law ,

Epic story

Love the whole series. Such a talented author.

TayMG28 ,

DNF at 54%

The book lost appeal and the story started splitting off in a way that I didn’t necessarily enjoy.

Cprestonra ,

I cannot put these books down!

Amazing. I love the characters and their vulnerability. Sometimes in fantasy, writers make characters vulnerable but in a way that’s not truly insecure, imperfect and real like we are. So I love the reality of the characters like in real life we have to face ourselves and become better. I mean the cliffhangers at every chapter… you just cannot stop reading :)

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