Hey All! I am so excited today to be able to introduce this character to you! She is one evil, evil person and the perfect villain in Sabaa Tahir's, AN EMBER IN THE ASHES! I can't wait for you all to read this book on April 28th. It's hands down one of the best books I've read in 2015 and a truly amazing high fantasy! It's available to pre-order online so make sure to click on the links below to order the book!
But now let's meet The Commandant!
About the book.
AN EMBER IN THE ASHES
Release Date: April 28, 2015
Hardcover: 464 pages
I WILL TELL YOU THE SAME THING I TELL EVERY SLAVE.THE RESISTANCE HAS TRIED TO PENETRATE THIS SCHOOL COUNTLESS TIMES. I HAVE DISCOVERED IT EVERY TIME.IF YOU ARE WORKING WITH THE RESISTANCE, IF YOU CONTACT THEM, IF YOU THINK OF CONTACTING THEM, I WILL KNOWAND I WILL DESTROY YOU.Laia is a slave.Elias is a soldier.Neither is free.Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.
Sabaa Tahir grew up in California’s Mojave Desert at her family’s 18-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother’s comic book stash and playing guitar badly.
She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks and all things nerd.
Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.
5 signed copies of the ARC and 5 T-shirts. This giveaway will run for 1 month (until 4/16) and have 5 winners.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Also make sure to check out all the character trailers below!!
Laia reveal 3/16:
Elias reveal 3/19:
Helene reveal 3/23: