GIVEAWAY: An Ember in the Ashes
Penguin Young Readers has asked me to be an ambassador for an exciting debut novel, An Ember in Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, slated to come out later this year. What does this mean for Dear Author readers? It means that until its April release, I’ll post occasional items related to the book — such as the giveaway at the end of this post. Everyone likes the chance to win free stuff, right?
I’ve been looking forward to An Ember in Ashes since I first heard about it late last year. Fingers crossed it lives up to expectations! I haven’t heard such hype for a book since The Hunger Games.
Here’s the book description, if you’re curious:
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 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.
Today, MTV News revealed an excerpt of the book on their site and to celebrate, Penguin is giving away a signed galley and T-shirt to 5 lucky winners.
Did you read the excerpt? What did you think? Sound off below.