An Ember in the Ashes
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... show more
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.
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
It took me a lot to get into this book - I'd put it down and not really care about picking it back up for the first 1/3-1/2, which I think was due to a combination of the dual POV narrative and the dark and dystopian setting. However, when I did pick it up I'd get sucked into the story and by the en...
WOW!!! I cannot wait to read the next one, though I'm going to have to for my library hold to come through. :(I'll be back with a review as soon as I can.
4.5 stars. An enjoyable fantasy novel, easy reading. I preferred the warrior Elias to the somewhat gullible spy/slave Laia. Some great world-building, I could see this as a movie.“The field of battle is my temple. The swordpoint is my priest. The dance of death is my prayer. The killing blow is my r...
The book was really good, and after finishing it I kept thinking what a great movie it would make.This book has two POV's.One from Laia, a scholar girl, that wants to free her brother, who has been taken by the masks. The other is from Elias, a mask trying to desert. Laia is not your typical YA hero...
This book proves that we all have great strength and humanity within us that sometimes just takes being truly tested for it to bubble to the surface. Laia was just another girl suffering under the rule of the Empire, keeping to herself and following the rules until the day her brother is arrested ...