Hello gentle reader,
today I’m waiting on AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir (expected publication: 28th April 2015 by Penguin/Razorbill). It’s a YA High Fantasy debut whose world-building was inspired by Ancient Rome. Paramount Pictures has already bought the rights to the book (se details here). Doesn’t it sound great?
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.
Vow your blood and body to the empire.
Keep your heart for yourself.
“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by book blogger Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we’re eagerly anticipating.
Have you heard about this book? Is it on your TBR list? What are you waiting on this week?
Never heard of this one! I hope you enjoy it! My WOW
SIGN ME UP! CANT WAIT!!!
Ahhh, look at the cover! Can’t wait to get my hands on it. 🙂
Kirsty @ StudioReads
I agree, it is a great cover! Someone else just WoW’d this one too, and this world sounds really, really good. I’m really excited for some of the fantasy coming in 2015! Great pick!
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Awesome pick! I haven’t heard of this one yet. I have to go check it out!
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This sounds amazing!!! *adds* AS USUAL LOL.
I had picked this one as my WOW a few weeks ago. Just love the look and sound of this book 😀