An ember in the ashes – Sabaa Tahir

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At first glance An Ember in the Ashes has all the typical tropes of a young adult fantasy, two young people come together for the common good, a few sparks fly, there may be a love triangle. There´s an oppressive regime which terrorizes the little people. I´m happy to say that Tahirs debut has much more depth. The cast of characters are all well drawn and often complicated. The author doesn´t shy away from depicting violence. It was, in some places, brutal and to be true to the story and the characters it needed to be!

I´m eagerly awaiting the second installment, as long as the author can promise there won´t be any love triangle 😉

 

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