Monday, August 10, 2015

Review: An Ember in the Ashes

Nobody knows what lies behind a person's mask

Elias might be a candidate for the future Emperor, but deep down, he wants nothing more than to desert the empire. He's tired of seeing how slaves and Scholars are treated, and to be force to kill his own friends as a work task. Heck, he wouldn't even mind getting away from his best friend Helene, who has developed a crush for him over the years. 

Slaves don't have it much easier though. Laia, was sent to work for a commandant as a spy. And must endure daily torture and humiliation. 

Told in dual point-of-views, An Ember in the Ashes, reveals a hidden spy and a hidden freedom fighter who must keep their true personalities a secret in order to survive. Tahir kept the reader waiting for a while before these two characters could meet, adding some strange tension by doing so. Add a countdown, several life's on the line, and a love quadrangle -- and you wind up with crazy cliffhangers.

Looking forward to the sequel.


  1. OOh nice! I heard about this love quadrangle! That's sure to be a hot mess! LOL! Can't wait to read this one soon! Nice review!

    1. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did Jessica :)

  2. Nice review for this, Natali! Continue writing good ones as these. :D

    So many great things I've read from this book, so I swear that I'll be reading this before the year ends. :)

    Fiona of A Girl Between the Pages

    1. Thank you Fiona, how sweet of you. Looking forward to reading your review :)