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ISBN: 1595148043

ISBN13: 9781595148049

An Ember in the Ashes

(Book #1 in the An Ember in the Ashes Series)

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BOOK ONE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES Instant New York Times bestseller From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir Amazon's Best Young Adult Book of 2015 People's Choice Award winner - Favorite Fantasy Bustle's Best Young Adult Book of 2015 "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...

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An Absolute Amazing Read!

This book sucked me right into it's world from the very first page so that I couldn't put it down till I'd finished the very last page (and the acknowledgements when I was denying that it could be the end). The plot and characters are uttering fascinating and immediately have you rooting for them. I was gasping and giggling out loud, unable to contain my emotions while reading. This is a book I would reccomend to everyone!

A flawless blend of history and magic

The similarities drawn between Rome and the Martials is masterfully done. I forgot several times while reading this that indeed magic is not real and we don't currently live under threat of martial law. The characters are skillfully woven and you'll be guessing until the end. I seriously couldn't put this down.

A Fantastic and Well-Crafted Novel!

This novel was amazing! Sabaa Tahir creates a beautiful world rich with culture and life! I feel like the world building (mostly map/landscape wise) and the history/legends could have been a little more fleshed out. I'm hoping A Torch Against the Night, book two, will cover it a little more. The story itself was very well thought out and incredibly smooth. I found myself running through chapters at a time without a thought! The romance didn't feel 'shoved-in-your-face' forced but wasn't overly subtle either. The plot didn't revolve around the love. There wasn't necessarily a love triangle, per say, but there were two characters (who had no idea of the other's existence. Not a competition and not cheating either) who were in love/falling in love with the same girl. Overall, it was a very adventurous and entertaining read! Content: (Recommended for 13-14 +) Language: Various swearing including b-----d, b---h, d--n (and it's variations), exclamations of 'Ten h--ls!'. Romance: Talk of brothels and prostitutes from the soldiers. Mentions of rape, and it's suggested that it happens frequently at the Academy. One attempted (and failed) rape. A character is in love, but it isn't returned. A slow blossoming romance, nothing more than occasional closeness and a few kisses. Two characters are locked in a bedroom but do nothing more than sit and talk. Violence: Students at the Academy are training to become lethal fighters, so expect some blood and death, though not too gory. At one point comrades are pitted against each other in a battle to the death. Drug/Alchahol: Some drinking. If you liked this book, then you may enjoy: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

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