A Reaper at the Gates
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General
BOOK THREE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES"Thrilling and hard to put down, readers will absolutely devour Tahir's latest." --BuzzFeedAn Entertainment Weekly Summer Reads pick!"The perfect summer read." --The Washington PostThe highly anticipated third book in #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir's EMBER QUARTET.Beyond the Martial Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.Helene Aquilla, the Blood Shrike, is desperate to protect her sister's life and the lives of everyone in the Empire. But she knows that danger lurks on all sides: Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable and violent, while Keris Veturia, the ruthless Commandant, capitalizes on the Emperor's volatility to grow her own power--regardless of the carnage she leaves in her path. 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 in the hunt to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would help 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 demands his complete surrender--even if that means abandoning the woman he loves.
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"I just gave up half way through. This trilogy started out very good and kept me interested but honestly nothings really happening at this point the story is dragging by. Probably could have been written in 2 books. It did have a little twist in book 2 that I enjoyed and made me start the next but I took a break and don't feel like there is a need to continue."
"My favorite character in this series is Cook and we get to know her so much more in this book. She is the embodiment of what trauma can do to a person and she is simultaneously strong and broken. I love this character and cried several times while her story unfolded in this book.<br/><br/>“Curse this world for what it does to the mothers—for what it does to the daughters. Curse it for making us strong through loss and pain. Our hearts torn from our chests again and again. Curse it for forcing us to endure.”"
"I honestly don’t think I have the words to express how amazing of a book this is (third in its series), but I’ll try. The plot, I think, is the best plot of the books I’ve read. Sabaa Tahir really worked some wonders in this book. The building of everything: characters, aspirations, relationships, battle, identity... is just wonderful. Amazing book... One of the best I’ve read. #young_adult_fiction #battle #awesomebook 🙌🙌"