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Jan 14, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

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.



  1. I want this so very badly! It sounds amazing and I love the cover and I can't wait for it, as it comes out on my birthday! :D

  2. I has this one on one of my WOW a while back but it's always nice to have a refresher. I adore the whole military academy idea. I think it's going to lead to some great action and strong characters. This one also gives me a bit of an Academy 7 feel. Thanks for sharing :)



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