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Publisher's Summary

The highly anticipated third book in Sabaa Tahir's New York Times best-selling Ember Quartet.

Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.

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. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister's life and 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 not in the machinations of the Martial court but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her and is 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. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias' devotion - even at the cost of his humanity.

©2018 Sabaa Tahir (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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The story just gets better and better

This book has so much heart and soul.
It is such a well written YA book, with depth of characters, intrigue and scope. Usually by the 3rd book I am struggling to keep interest in a story but Sabaa has managed to keep me captivated and the next one I am sure will be mind blowing.

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Epic, heartbreaking, capturing

That’s ok Sabaa, I don’t need my heart or soul anymore...

I am so invested in these characters, this brutal world and this series in general. Sabaa is a goddess of creation.

I don’t have any dislikes of this book, besides how much it HURT.

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  • Jo B.
  • 09-07-2019

good stuff

a big thankyou to all the people that worked on this well presented and definitely worth you time

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-04-2021

Trollbunden

från första stunden, nu vill jag veta hur det ska sluta! Men saker börjar dra ihop sig! :)

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  • Carla Aston
  • 10-04-2021

A must read series

I stumbled on the first book fo the series by accident and haven’t been able to stop myself reading/listening since. I have taken a lot longer to read the 3rd instalment due to my current circumstances but I have been reading every chance I can. The imagination used to create this world, characters and storyline is brilliant. A must read series so far. Now on to book 4...

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  • NeilRC94
  • 07-02-2021

Heading straight into book 4

I have been enjoying this series since book 1. Seeing the development of the characters across 3 books has made me eager to read/listening to the 4th and final instalments. I particularly enjoyed seeing the same sections of story from different points of. This can contextualise something that previously was unclear. On the other hand, it can also change how we as the listener interpret certain scenes.

I would like to finish by congratulating an excellent team of narrators on a job well done. In my opinion they embody each characters individual spirit and motivations perfectly.

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  • Lisa
  • 18-12-2020

Very good.

I enjoyed this one nearly as much as the previous too. but there was just something missing for me. I feel Elias's charector wasn't as strong and it just felt like he lost himself. Perhaps there is cause for this for the next book? Who knows. Anyway I still look forward to the final book.

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  • Siobhan
  • 31-10-2020

love it!

I've loved every part of this series so far, can't wait for the next book!

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  • Adam
  • 29-05-2020

Really good series

Good, prefer Stormlight archive and Kingkiller chronicles, still really good. I'll definitely be getting book four.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-11-2019

Rich performances of a deeply emotional story

All four narrators wonderfully express the pain and joy of the entwining characters as they continue to develop because of, and in spite of, the world around them.
This section of the story contains some of the most significant pay offs for story threads I had barely noticed being set up in the preceding books and I eagerly anticipate getting to experience the fourth volume.

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  • Suzanne
  • 14-03-2019

excellent!

this series is incredible- you will not regret buying. one of the best series I've read in a long time! narration is great too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-2018

Captivating

I loved it, I've listened to all the books three times already and look forward to returning and adventures to come.

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