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A reaper at the gates /

by Tahir, Sabaa [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Tahir, Sabaa. Ember in the ashes: 3.Publisher: [New York] : Razorbill, [2018]Description: 458 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780448494500; 0448494507.Subject(s): Tahir, Sabaa. Ember in the ashes | Authoritarianism -- Juvenile fiction | Insurgency -- Juvenile fiction | Undercover operations -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Slaves -- Juvenile fiction | Military cadets -- Juvenile fiction | Fantasy | Love -- Fiction | Fantasy | Young adult fiction | Fantasy fiction | Romance fiction | Fantasy fictionOnline resources: Cover image Summary: Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger as the Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, Laia of Serra, and Elias Veturius all face increasing dangers.Summary: 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... 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 in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia drawn into a battle she never thought she'd have to fight. And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. He has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias's devotion-- even at the cost of his humanity.
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BOOK THREE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES<br> <br> "Thrilling and hard to put down, readers will absolutely devour Tahir's latest." --BuzzFeed<br> <br> An Entertainment Weekly Summer Reads pick!<br> <br> "The perfect summer read." -- The Washington Post <br> <br> The highly anticipated third book in #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir's EMBER QUARTET. <br> <br> Beyond the Martial Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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. But in the hunt to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would help her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she'd have to fight.<br> <br> And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that demands his complete surrender--even if that means abandoning the woman he loves.

Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger as the Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, Laia of Serra, and Elias Veturius all face increasing dangers.

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... 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 in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia drawn into a battle she never thought she'd have to fight. And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. He has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias's devotion-- even at the cost of his humanity.

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Horn Book Review

Laia now finds herself as the face of the resistance; Elias learns to ferry souls as the Soul Catcher; and Helene embraces her role as Blood Shrike for a mad, young emperor. This third book centered on the Roman-esque Martial Empire (An Ember in the Ashes; A Torch Against the Night) features fantastical threats, political plotting, and the constant threats of war and oppression. Well-crafted and emotionally engaging. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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