Friday, February 5, 2021

An Ember In The Ashes Audiobook Review...

Laia is a slave. 

Elias is a soldier. 

Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.



Okay so I can honestly say the first time I read this book I couldn't even get four chapters in but the audiobook was so much better.  I absolutely loved the narration done in this audio book.

This book follows two very different main characters who are fighting for two very different things.  One is looking for freedom for themselves and the other is looking for freedom for her brother.  Can they help each other and survive the fights that they must fight?  Are they strong enough to make it?  Who can they trust and who can't they trust?  

This book was a whirlwind to listen to.  Like I said before I had picked this up in book format and couldn't get into it.  Somebody suggested the audiobook and told me it was much better and easier to get into.  I loved that the different chapters were narrated by different people so it was easier to follow who's chapter it is, which made it easier for me to get into the book.  The story itself weaves a great tale and I was fully surprised the whole time.

Would I recommend the book probably not but would I recommend the audiobook, absolutely!

5 glowing embers

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