It has been a few weeks since I have done a Terrific Tuesday posting but this posting had to be done because I do not want anyone to miss the opportunity of getting their hands on A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir. I already know I am going to love it at least as much as I did An Ember in the Ashes which was a gripping page turner. In case you have been really busy and were not aware this book is publishing today!!
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.
Synopsis via Goodreads
I have to know how things play out with Elias, does he finally get his freedom? Ugh Marcus was such a cruel character in the pervious book, is Helene going to be able to find the grey area so that she does not have to kill her ex-closest friend and previous crush Elias? Do we finally get to meet Darin, the brother that sacrificed everything so that Laia could escape being imprisoned? So many questions! So very excited! Here is a bit of information on the most excellent author, and I can call her excellent as I have met her and deemed her so 😊, Sabaa Tahir:
Spent my childhood in the Mojave Desert, where I didn’t have cable and thus chose to entertain myself with books and radio. My parents assured me that I wanted to become a doctor, but a brief stint working in a hospital changed my mind.
I left the desert for university at 17, graduated from UCLA a few years later, and went to work for The Washington Post directly after. Five years later, I left the Post and started working on a book.
If I could be anything, I’d be a space explorer, but a cool one, like Jean-Luc Picard.
I’m represented by Alexandra Machinist at ICM.
If you are looking for more information you can go to the author’s website or follow her on Twitter. If you want to know more about the An Ember in the Ashes series you can check out the website HERE.