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This sequel preserves the hyperkinetic energy of 'An Ember in the Ashes' while layering in more thoughtful complexities. August 30, Sabaa Tahir's debut novel "An Ember in the Ashes," introduced readers to a Young Adult fantasy world in which a young woman named Laia, one of the persecuted, peaceful Scholar minority, unexpectedly finds herself joining the Resistance movement that's formed to undercut the tyrannical authority of the Martial Empire and its ranks of elite soldiers called Masks, trained at the notorious Northcliff Academy.

Her goal was to rescue her brother Darin from Martial prison, but in the process she encounters a handsome young Mask named Elias and feels an instant attraction for him — a feeling Elias eventually reciprocates even though it complicates his intention to desert from the Empire after graduation and walk away from the world of Northcliff's sadistic commandant, his own mother.

The novel was well-received and gained an intensely devoted audience of readers, but even from such a cursory description, one thing should be obvious: "An Ember in the Ashes" was an intensely derivative work, a story clinging very closely to the formula made standard by such books as "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games," in which a young woman is thrust into prominence through no accomplishment of her own she's genetically odd, she's the sibling of somebody in trouble, etc.

What saved "An Ember in the Ashes" was its raw intensity and lean narrative momentum; despite its slavish fidelity to a certain YA template, the book was very expertly readable. In interviews at the time, Tahir commented that if the book was sufficiently successful, she'd love to continue telling the stories of this world and these characters.

The book was wildly successful, and now we have the sequel, "A Torch Against the Night. The book's action picks up the very moment where "An Ember in the Ashes" ended, and yet one of the first impressive things about "A Torch Against the Night" is how little it feels like a typical sequel.

There are no blocks of exposition wedged into the early chapters in order to bring readers up to speed. Instead, we learn everything we need to know about the previous book and its explosive climax from the characters themselves as they scramble to make sense of this unprecedented thing that's happened.

It all feels very organic, and it has the added benefit of not slowing down the action — and action is still very much foremost among the reading pleasures Tahir provides.

Laia and Elias are now on the run from the Empire, its evil new Emperor, and his newly-appointed chief assassin, his Blood Shrike — none other than Elias's life-long friend and fellow Northcliff student Helene Aquilla, whose feelings for Elias in "An Ember in the Ashes" ran deep but, thankfully, never quite manifested as that wooliest of YA cliches, the love triangle.

But "A Torch Against the Night" is in every way a richer and more generous novel than its predecessor. Tahir gives readers a much more detailed and grounded vision of the world she's created, a much more intriguing exploration of the supernatural elements only sketchily indicated in the first book, and most of all, a far more rewardingly multi-layered treatment of most of her characters.

The brutality and sheer speed of the earlier narrative are still firmly in place in this new adventure, but there's the more textured feeling that comes from an author's growing confidence. The main problem is a common one to YA novels: the main character is a cipher. It's true that by the end of "A Torch Against the Night" she's gained some much-needed grit.

But for far too much of the book, she's a quavering doormat, and Tahir's bewildering decision to haul in a totally unconvincing rival love interest doesn't help matters. But the appearance of this book hints at a long series in which such shortcomings can be addressed.

The combination of the hyperkinetic energy of "An Ember in the Ashes" and the more thoughtful complexities of "A Torch Against the Night" hint that such a series will be well worth following. Already a subscriber? Monitor journalism changes lives because we open that too-small box that most people think they live in.

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He is lean as a rail, and his eyes appear to almost glow in the thickening smoke. Tas is here. And that was beautifully done. We are both injured and exhausted and heart-sore, but when I feel his arms around me, when I realize that he is real and here and alive, I believe, for the first time, that we have a chance at surviving. Soldiers rush past us, desperate to escape the fire engulfing the Martial section of the prison. Darin does not appear. I think, at first, that it is a filthy bag of sticks.

After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving. Tahir has shown a remarkable talent for penning complex villains. Club"Even higher stakes than its predecessor… thrilling. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom. But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias.

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This sequel preserves the hyperkinetic energy of 'An Ember in the Ashes' while layering in more thoughtful complexities. August 30, Sabaa Tahir's debut novel "An Ember in the Ashes," introduced readers to a Young Adult fantasy world in which a young woman named Laia, one of the persecuted, peaceful Scholar minority, unexpectedly finds herself joining the Resistance movement that's formed to undercut the tyrannical authority of the Martial Empire and its ranks of elite soldiers called Masks, trained at the notorious Northcliff Academy. Her goal was to rescue her brother Darin from Martial prison, but in the process she encounters a handsome young Mask named Elias and feels an instant attraction for him — a feeling Elias eventually reciprocates even though it complicates his intention to desert from the Empire after graduation and walk away from the world of Northcliff's sadistic commandant, his own mother. The novel was well-received and gained an intensely devoted audience of readers, but even from such a cursory description, one thing should be obvious: "An Ember in the Ashes" was an intensely derivative work, a story clinging very closely to the formula made standard by such books as "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games," in which a young woman is thrust into prominence through no accomplishment of her own she's genetically odd, she's the sibling of somebody in trouble, etc.

In a fantasy world inspired by Ancient Rome , the story follows a girl named Laia spying for rebels against the reigning empire in exchange for their help in rescuing her captive brother; and a boy named Elias struggling to free himself from being an enforcer of a tyrannical regime. A Scholar girl by the name of Laia lives in the Martial Empire with her grandparents and brother Darin in the city of Serra. Their existence is a grueling one as they are seen as second-class citizens by the ruling Martial elite. Darin is arrested by Martial forces and accused of being an anti-Empire rebel. Laia seeks out the help of the anti-Empire group called the Resistance, and agrees to infiltrate an infamous military school for them if they help her break her brother free from prison. Elias is also a Point-of-view character in the book. Along with his best friend Helene Aquilla and his two rivals Marcus and Zak Farrar, he has been chosen to take the Trials, a series of tests that will decide who the next ruler of the Empire is.

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Look Inside. Aug 30, Minutes Young Adult Buy. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom. But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias.

You came all the way to get me. Leaving for more than a few days is torture. The further afield I go, the more I suffer.