A Torch Against the Night
‘Tahir spins a captivating, heart-pounding fantasy’ – Us Weekly
The sequel to the explosive New York Times bestselling debut An Ember in the Ashes, that’s captivated readers worldwide.
After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt Elias and Laia as they flee the city of Serra.
Laia and Elias are determined to break into the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison to save Laia’s brother, even if for Elias it means giving up his last chance at freedom.
They will have to fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene – Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.
Bound to Marcus’s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own – one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape . . . and kill them both.
PRAISE FOR THE EMBER QUARTET: 'The writing is as smooth as silk and keeps one reading long after the lights should have been out' Robin Hobb, bestselling author of Assassin's Apprentice 'Sabaa Tahir shows us light in darkness, hope in a world of despair, and the human spirit reaching for greatness in difficult times' Brandon Sanderson, bestselling author of the Mistborn and Stormlight Archive series 'A harrowing, haunting reminder of what it means to be human' Washington Post 'An explosive, heartbreaking, epic debut that will keep you glued to the pages' Marie Lu, bestselling author of Legend 'This book is dark, complex, vivid, and romantic-expect to be completely transported' MTV.com
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