by Sabaa Tahir
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Format Read: Audiobook
Published by Listening Library on April 28th 2015
Set 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."