An Ember in the Ashes

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 7,804 ratings

An Ember in the Ashes Publisher's Summary

Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It's a story that's literally burning to be told.

Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim they will help to save her brother from execution.

Elias is the academy's finest soldier - and secretly its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he's ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.

When Laia and Elias' paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.

©2015 Sabaa Tahir (P)2015 Listening Library
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  • Book 1

    • An Ember in the Ashes

    • By: Sabaa Tahir
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham, Steve West
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,830
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,820

    Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fabulous listen!

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-01-15

    Regular price: $42.00

    • An Ember in the Ashes

    • By: Sabaa Tahir
    • Narrated by: Aysha Kala, Jack Farrar
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It's a story that's literally burning to be told. What if you were the spark that could ignite a revolution? For years Laia has lived in fear. Fear of the Empire, fear of the Martials, fear of truly living at all. Born as a Scholar, she's never had much of a choice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this book

    • By Anonymous User on 07-28-18

    Regular price: $18.70

  • Book 2

    • A Torch Against the Night

    • An Ember in the Ashes, Book 2
    • By: Sabaa Tahir
    • Narrated by: Katharine McEwan, Fiona Hardingham, Steve West
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,603
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,415
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,409

    Elias and Laia are running for their lives. Following the events of the Fourth Trial, an army led by Masks hunts the two fugitives as they escape the city of Serra and journey across the vast lands of the Martial Empire. Laia is determined to break into Kauf - the empire's most secure and dangerous prison - and save her brother, whose knowledge of Serric steel is the key to the Scholars' future. And Elias is determined to stay by Laia's side, even if it means giving up his own chance at freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ahhhmazing

    • By DeeAy on 09-25-16

    Regular price: $42.00

    • A Torch Against the Night

    • An Ember in the Ashes, Book 2
    • By: Sabaa Tahir
    • Narrated by: Aysha Kala, Jack Farrar, Samantha Sutherland
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    The sequel to the explosive New York Times best-selling debut, An Ember in the Ashes, that's captivated readers worldwide. A Torch Against the Night takes listeners 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great sequel

    • By Anonymous User on 08-02-18

    Regular price: $15.45

  • Book 3

    • A Reaper at the Gates

    • An Ember in the Ashes, Book 3
    • By: Sabaa Tahir
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham, Katherine McEwan, Maxwell Caulfield, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 951
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 947

    Beyond the Martial Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger. Helene Aquilla, the Blood Shrike, is desperate to protect her sister's life and the lives of everyone in the Empire. But she knows that danger lurks on all sides: Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable and violent while Keris Veturia, the ruthless Commandant, capitalizes on the Emperor's volatility to grow her own power - regardless of the carnage she leaves in her path.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It was okay

    • By Red Steele on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $42.00

    • A Reaper at the Gates

    • Ember Quartet, Book 3
    • By: Sabaa Tahir
    • Narrated by: Samantha Sunderland, Aysha Kala, Jack Farrar, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister's life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance. Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court but in stopping the Nightbringer. 

    Regular price: $14.18