Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, is a weekly meme that showcases upcoming book releases that readers are eagerly awaiting.
My first WoW post will spotlight Sabaa Tahir’s second novel, A Torch against the Night.
A Torch against the Night
Publication Date: August 30, 2016
Extent: 464 pages
Following the events of the Fourth Trial, an army led by Masks hunts the two fugitives as they escape the city of Serra and journey across the vast lands of the Martial Empire.
Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—and save her brother, whose knowledge of Serric steel is the key to the Scholars’ future. And Elias is determined to stay by Laia’s side…even if it means giving up his own chance at freedom.
But Elias and Laia will have to fight every step of the way if they’re going to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.
Helene’s mission is horrifying, unwanted, and clear: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape…and kill them both.
Why Am I Waiting?
Sabaa has captured my attention for sure. Her first book, An Ember in the Ashes, is my favourite book, so far, for 2016. I wish I read it sooner, but I’m glad I have. Sabaa has created such an undeniably magnificent world. And I hope to revisit it soon! I’ve heard a lot of buzz for her first book, so having her second book on most eagerly anticipated book lists is no surprise to me and her other readers. I hope to see more of Laia, Elias, and Helene. T-minus 20 days!