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A Torch Against the Night

Posted by SSarkas on August 30, 2016
25558608 (1)Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 464
Release Date: Aug 2016
Place on Hold

A Torch Against the Night takes readers into the heart of the Empire as Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia’s brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison. Hunted by Empire soldiers, manipulated by the Commandant, and haunted by their pasts, Laia and Elias must outfox their enemies and confront the treacherousness of their own hearts.

In the city of Serra, Helene Aquilla finds herself bound to the will of the Empire’s twisted new leader, Marcus. When her loyalty is questioned, Helene finds herself taking on a mission to prove herself—a mission that might destroy her, instead.

This book is an excellent sequel to An Ember in the Ashes. It follows the same characters who now are running from the cruel emperor and evil commander. The once respected Elias, is now a fugitive wanted for treason guiding a girl named  Laia to Kauf, a prison where they are keeping her brother who has secrets that can destroy the emperor. The pair is being hunted down by Elias’ childhood friend, Helene, who now has the task of killing him. The story is told by the three different people and has multiple plot twists. I would recommend it to people who like adventure and fantasy books. I loved the book and have never read anything like it.

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