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A Torch Against the Night

Sabaa Tahir

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SEQUEL TO AN EMBER IN THE ASHES A USA TODAY BESTSELLER A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER "Spectacular."-Entertainment Weekly "Fresh and exciting...Tahir has shown a remarkable talent for penning complex villains."-A.V. Club "Even higher stakes than its predecessor… thrilling." -Publishers Weekly, starred review "[An] action-packed, breathlessly paced story." -Booklist, starred review Set in a rich, high-fantasy world inspired by ancient Rome, Sabaa Tahir's AN EMBER IN THE ASHES told the story of Laia, a slave fighting for her family, and Elias, a young soldier fighting for his freedom. Now, in A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT, Elias and Laia are running for their lives. 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. Laia is determined to break into Kauf-the Empire's most secure and dangerous prison-to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars' survival. 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. The pair must fight every step of the way 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. Bound to Marcus's will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own-one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape...and kill them both.

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SEQUEL TO AN EMBER IN THE ASHES A USA TODAY BESTSELLER A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER "Spectacular."-Entertainment Weekly "Fresh and exciting...Tahir has shown a remarkable talent for penning complex villains."-A.V. Club "Even higher stakes than its predecessor… thrilling." -Publishers Weekly, starred review "[An] action-packed, breathlessly paced story." -Booklist, starred review Set in a rich, high-fantasy world inspired by ancient Rome, Sabaa Tahir's AN EMBER IN THE ASHES told the story of Laia, a slave fighting for her family, and Elias, a young soldier fighting for his freedom. Now, in A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT, Elias and Laia are running for their lives. 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. Laia is determined to break into Kauf-the Empire's most secure and dangerous prison-to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars' survival. 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. The pair must fight every step of the way 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. Bound to Marcus's will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own-one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape...and kill them both.
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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SEQUEL TO AN EMBER IN THE ASHES A USA TODAY BESTSELLER A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER "Spectacular."-Entertainment Weekly "Fresh and exciting...Tahir has shown a remarkable talent for penning complex villains."-A.V. Club "Even higher stakes than its predecessor… thrilling." -Publishers Weekly, starred review "[An] action-packed, breathlessly paced story." -Booklist, starred review Set in a rich, high-fantasy world inspired by ancient Rome, Sabaa Tahir's AN EMBER IN THE ASHES told the story of Laia, a slave fighting for her family, and Elias, a young soldier fighting for his freedom. Now, in A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT, Elias and Laia are running for their lives. 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. Laia is determined to break into Kauf-the Empire's most secure and dangerous prison-to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars' survival. 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. The pair must fight every step of the way 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. Bound to Marcus's will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own-one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape...and kill them both.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Katharine McEwan, Fiona Hardingham, Steve West

Length:

15h 10m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

14:08


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

14:28


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

12:49


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

13:23


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

20:13


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

19:25


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

19:29


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

26:34


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

23:44


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

25:04


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

19:59


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

15:12


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

16:53


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

19:44


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

13:48


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

12:23


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

24:07


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

14:17


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

15:13


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

08:53


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

16:24


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

16:39


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

13:44


Part 1, Chapter 24
Part 1, Chapter 24

26:52


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

18:10


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

12:23


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

08:53


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

21:44


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

22:14


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

21:49


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

10:28


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

10:39


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

07:46


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

18:10


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

12:11


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

16:19


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

14:13


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

11:48


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

19:37


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

03:58


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

25:25


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

12:08


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

11:42


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

09:37


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

18:31


Part 4, Chapter 46
Part 4, Chapter 46

15:19


Part 4, Chapter 47
Part 4, Chapter 47

09:16


Part 4, Chapter 48
Part 4, Chapter 48

17:52


Part 4, Chapter 49
Part 4, Chapter 49

17:30


Part 4, Chapter 50
Part 4, Chapter 50

14:14


Part 4, Chapter 51
Part 4, Chapter 51

15:38


Part 4, Chapter 52
Part 4, Chapter 52

17:00


Part 4, Chapter 53
Part 4, Chapter 53

18:35


Part 4, Chapter 54
Part 4, Chapter 54

08:00


Part 4, Chapter 55
Part 4, Chapter 55

12:24


Part 4, Chapter 56
Part 4, Chapter 56

16:08


Part 4, Chapter 57
Part 4, Chapter 57

16:45


Part 4, Chapter 58
Part 4, Chapter 58

00:33