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An Ember in the Ashes

(2015)
(The first book in the Ember in the Ashes series)
A novel by

 
 
BOOK ONE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES

One of Time Magazine’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time
Instant New York Times bestseller
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir
Amazon's Best Young Adult Book of 2015
People's Choice Award winner - Favorite Fantasy
Bustle's Best Young Adult Book of 2015


“This novel is a harrowing, haunting reminder of what it means to be human — and how hope might be kindled in the midst of oppression and fear.”The Washington Post

An Ember in the Ashes could launch Sabaa Tahir into JK Rowling territory…It has the addictive quality of The Hunger Games combined with the fantasy of Harry Potter and the brutality of Game of Thrones.”—Public Radio International

"An Ember in the Ashes glows, burns, and smolders—as beautiful and radiant as it is searing."Huffington Post 
 
“A worthy novel – and one as brave as its characters.”The New York Times Book Review
 

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. 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. 

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"The writing is as smooth as silk and keeps one reading long after the lights should have been out." - Robin Hobb

"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


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Hardback Editions

February 2021 : UK Hardback

Title: An Ember in the Ashes: Book 1 (Ember Quartet)
Author(s): Sabaa Tahir
ISBN: 0-00-845516-3 / 978-0-00-845516-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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May 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: An Ember In The Ashes (Thorndike Literacy Bridge Ya)
Author(s): Sabaa Tahir
ISBN: 1-4104-8875-6 / 978-1-4104-8875-6 (USA edition)
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February 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: An Ember In The Ashes (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Sabaa Tahir
ISBN: 0-606-38848-6 / 978-0-606-38848-1 (USA edition)
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April 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: An Ember in the Ashes
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May 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: An Ember in the Ashes (Ember Quartet, Book 1)
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ISBN: 0-00-759326-0 / 978-0-00-759326-2 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

September 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Ember in the Ashes
Author(s): Sabaa Tahir
ISBN: 0-593-20693-2 / 978-0-593-20693-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Razorbill
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February 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Ember in the Ashes: Book 1 (Ember Quartet)
Author(s): Sabaa Tahir
ISBN: 0-00-810842-0 / 978-0-00-810842-7 (UK edition)
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January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, 1)
Author(s): Sabaa Tahir
ISBN: 1-4328-5034-2 / 978-1-4328-5034-0 (USA edition)
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June 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Ember in the Ashes: Book 1 (Ember Quartet)
Author(s): Sabaa Tahir
ISBN: 0-00-815447-3 / 978-0-00-815447-9 (UK edition)
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1971 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Ember in the Ashes (Ember Quartet, Book 1)
Author(s): Sabaa Tahir
ISBN: 0-00-816443-6 / 978-0-00-816443-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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February 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Ember in the Ashes
Author(s): Sabaa Tahir
ISBN: 1-59514-804-3 / 978-1-59514-804-9 (USA edition)
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April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Ember in the Ashes (Ember Quartet, Book 1)
Author(s): Sabaa Tahir
ISBN: 0-00-759327-9 / 978-0-00-759327-9 (UK edition)
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June 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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April 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: An Ember in the Ashes
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ISBN: 1-101-89075-4 / 978-1-101-89075-2 (USA edition)
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June 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: An Ember in the Ashes (Ember Quartet, Book 1)
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Title: An Ember in the Ashes
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Title: An Ember in the Ashes (Ember Quartet, Book 1)
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