An Ember in the Ashes
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... show more
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 eke
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: An Ember in the Ashes (#1)
You know, I used to feel really, really guilty about putting a book down before I had finished it. Like I owed the author something. But after suffering through way too many terrible books with one-dimensional characters and cliche plots, I learned I only owe MYSELF the respect of actually enjoying ...
Just have to say I just loved the book a whole lot. I have a favorite new character in Elais. I love how real he is and how much he wants to do the right thing even if he gets killed because of it. I like Laia and at the beginning I didn't think I would like her at all. I am so happy that it didn't ...
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...