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
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...
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 ...
"Life is made of so many moments that mean nothing. Then one day, a single moment comes along to define every second that comes after." HOLY CANNOLI guys!!! I got this book from my Secret Santa way back when the season was right for swapping gifts of awesomeness. I forgot though, as mushy brains oft...
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