An Ember in the Ashes

An Ember in the Ashes ACE 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 lov

  • Title: An Ember in the Ashes
  • Author: Sabaa Tahir
  • ISBN: 9781595148049
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Paperback
  • ACE 1 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 T ACE 1Laia 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 They ve seen what happens to those who do But when Laia s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire s greatest military academy There, Laia meets Elias, the school s finest soldier and secretly, its most unwilling Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he s being trained to enforce He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.From the Hardcover edition.

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