An Ember in the Ashes Series by Sabaa Tahir

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  • An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1)
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    An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1)

    Sabaa Tahir

    · 42 ratings · published 2015

    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 ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire... more

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  • A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2)
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    A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2)

    Sabaa Tahir

    · 32 ratings · published 2016

    Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire. Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom... more

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