An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Review of An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir  |  Brass Knuckle Book Reviews

Title: An Ember in the Ashes
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Genre: YA

It's sort of Rome but not really. The Martial Empire serves the Emperor, and anyone who defies them is put to death. Sort of how America will be two years from now.

Laia is a slave at the military academy, Elias is a soldier. They both secretly hate the Emperor's guts, and Laia is actually a spy.

Elias spends a lot of time being all "Oh no existential crisis, feeling so trapped in my role of power." Meanwhile, Laia is sneaking around reading secret documents and plotting a resistance. Elias catches up eventually, and then shit gets real.

You should buy it.


4/5 Brass Knuckles

Full disclosure: I bought it with my own dollars.

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