Razorbill

9781595148032

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Review of ‘An Ember in the Ashes’

The Martial Empire is an ancient, Rome-like civilization where the military rules with unwavering violence. Two heroic characters occupy the heart of this tale: Laia, a member of the oppressed Scholar class, and Elias, an elite soldier on the brim of desertion.

Laia’s parents died fighting for the Resistance, a now-fractured rebel group. After her…

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