A Torch Against the Night

by Sabaa Tahir
A Torch Against the Night (Ember Quartet #2) by Sabaa Tahir 8.00   2

Set in a rich, high-fantasy world inspired by ancient Rome, Sabaa Tahir's AN EMBER IN THE ASHES told the story of Laia, a slave fighting for her family, and Elias, a young soldier fighting for his freedom.

Now, in A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT, 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.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must 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.

Also known as An Ember in the Ashes Book 2.

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Release date August 29, 2016
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Ember Quartet

Series contains 4 primary works and has 4 total works.

An Ember in the Ashes (Ember Quartet #1) 7.00   5
A Torch Against the Night (Ember Quartet #2) 8.00   2
A Reaper at the Gates (Ember Quartet #3) 8.00   1
A Sky Beyond the Storm (Ember Quartet #4) 8.50   4

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