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A Torch Against the Night Characters Ö 102 À Elias and Laia are running for their lives After the events of the Fourth Trial Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the EmpireLaia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerousElias and Laia are running for their lives After the events of the Fourth Trial Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the EmpireLaia is determined to break into Kauf the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison to save her brother wh. magnificentTORCH simply burns in all the best ways it's everything you've come to love and expect from the brilliance of Sabaa Tahir except BETTER twisty turny awesomeness abounds on every single page and you will not want to keep turning them until the tale is overthe wonderful thing about A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT is that though it never shies away from depicting cold brutality the nuances of emotion are just as deeply felt just as passionately rendered you will yell at your favorite characters laugh with their loved ones and perhaps even shed a tear or two for a villainthis book is even better than EMBER and THAT'S saying something

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O is the key to the Scholars’ survival And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed even if it means giving up his last chance at freedomBut dark forces human and otherworldly work against Laia and Elias The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus the merciless Com. congratulations semifinalist in goodreads' best YA fantasy science fiction category 2016 Force won't work Harper murmurs You need to outwit them You need secretsSecrets are a snake's way of doing businessAnd snakes survivei didn't love this as much as An Ember in the Ashes but it's a seriously fun book regardless the problem is that the first one was so strong it's a tough act to follow this one is certainly not lacking in action or worldbuilding or interesting characters there's plenty for them to do and the stakes are sky high but it just didn't seem as well constructed as An Ember in the Ashes there's a rushed uality to the plotting here many instances where it comes across like a breathless we need to do this oh now we are doing it good which is great for the book's pacing this is a fast fast read but it feels like too much was glossed over and sacrificed to that pacingbut whatever it's a minor uibble that irritated me when i was reading it but when i think back on all the stuff that happened in this book my irritation is totally suashed by my much stronger feelings of having read something fun and dark and fierceall the great characters are back laia elias the commandant marcus keenan and helene heleeeeeeene who is here given all the space she needs to be the powerful complicated thoughtful badass pragmatic creature we got glimpses of in the first book here in her new role as blood shrike the sword that does the ruthless emperor's will she really shines speaking of shining the scene revealing the origin of this book's name CHILLS helene is my new favorite character in all things I'm Blood Shrike It is time to show my strengthas far as the other characters go tahir does a great job clipping elias' wings a bit here it's almost unfair to have a character who is unmatched in fighting prowess it takes the elements of danger and tension away from any action scenes but she came up with a really great fair way to level the playing field in order to increase the peril of our characters and the things that change for elias over the course of the book no spoilers here are both dramatically interesting and textually appropriate not what i would have guessed but very satisfyingand laia i dunno she's not my favorite heroine of all time there's a lot i respect about her character but i like my heroines to have a little of an edge to them and laia's just a bit too sueaky for me and her very formal avoidance of contractions grates on me a bit don't get me wrong i feel for her when bad things happen and that closing scene was affecting but what can i say i'm team helene and i'm a one woman galall the magical bits from An Ember in the Ashes the parts that i was so frustrated about not getting explanations for when i learned it was conceived as a standalone are fully defined here and they add an extra layer of intrigue to what was already a pretty kickass world it's a rough ride there's a lot of blood a lot of horrific casualties of revolution and ambition a lot of sacrifice for the good of the empire The Empire must come first above your desires your friendships your wantsit's all wonderful horrific conseuence bleeding stuff and there had better be a third book coming because i want some vengeance righteous splattery vengeancegimmieoh YAY i was deemed cool enough to snag an arc of this after all and while i was not in the top tier of cool kids who got the accompanying power braceletif you have a glue gun a toilet paper roll and some glitter that's easy enough to remedy behold who's cool NOW oh still not me oh well at least i SPARKLEthanks to no one for giving me a heads up that this existed will be existing now it's nearly too late to buy party tooterscome to my blog

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A Torch Against the NightMandant the sadistic Warden of Kauf and most heartbreaking of all Helene Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood ShrikeBound to Marcus’s will Helene faces a torturous mission of her own one that might destroy her find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escapeand kill them bot. I'm really liking where this series is going