An Ember in the Ashes: The Book Trailer and an Author Interview
In January, I announced that I (and Dear Author, naturally) would be posting occasional items leading up to the release of An Ember in the Ashes, one of the most anticipated books coming out in the first half of 2015.
Previously, it was an excerpt and a giveaway.
Today, I have a book trailer and interview with the author, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
I’ve always been of two minds about book trailers. I like the idea of them, but they usually feel more like teasers rather than proper trailers to me. This one is beautifully shot in my opinion, but I’m left wanting more. Which, I suppose, is the point!
The thing that excites me the most, though? In the interview, Sabaa Tahir says An Ember in the Ashes was written as a standalone! As someone experiencing trilogy and series fatigue, this is great news. I’m not saying there can’t be more books set in the world, or about these characters, especially if there’s reader demand. It’s just refreshing to go in knowing that this will be a complete story.
(I have received an ARC of the book, but I haven’t cracked it open yet. Hopefully, soon.)
If you’ve forgotten what An Ember in the Ashes is about, here’s the official description:
Laia is a Scholor 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. 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’s 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.
Did you guys watch the trailer? What did you think? Are you also suffering from trilogy and series fatigue?