A Torch Against the NightBook - 2016
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ArapahoeStaff1 Feb 14, 2017
As far as sequels go, this was very well done. Not only did Tahir build on her already incredible characters, but she introduces a few new people, as well as building the dark force taking over. Laia is a wonderful character--and while she makes very obvious mistakes, she is still growing and Tah... Read More »
ArapahoeCatherine Sep 15, 2016
One of those rare times that the sequel is actually better than the first book...mostly because there was even more Helene! I love where Tahir is going with this story! Can't wait for the next one!
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The Trials are over, and Marcus has been crowned the new Emperor of the Martials, with Helene Aquilla sworn to serve as his Blood Shrike despite her reservations. Elias and Laia flee the capital on a mission to free her brother, Darin, who is being held in Kauf prison. With the knowledge of how to forge Serric steel, he has the potential to change the course of the Scholar rebellion. They must figure out how to outwit Kauf’s sadistic Warden to free Darin, assuming he is still alive. But first they will need traverse half the Empire to get to him, and Helene Aquilla is on their heels. Now sworn as Blood Shrike, and with her family as hostages, she is charged with killing the traitor Elias Veturius in order to secure Marcus’ rule.