Saturday, September 10, 2016
What's New? Stacking the Shelves
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Hop on over there to ogle what other bloggers got this week.
Purchased: I recently read An Ember in the Ashes with my ears and was riveted. The only good thing about not reading hyped books as soon as they release is the shorter wait time for its sequel.
A Torch against the Night by Sabaa Tahir. Ember in the Ashes #2. Unabridged audiobook on 13 compact discs. 15 hours. Read by Fiona Hardingham, Steve West and Katharine McEwan. Penguin/ Random House Audio Publishing, August, 2016. 9780147525031.
Box back synopsis: Elias and Laia are running for their lives. Following the events of the Fourth Trial, an army led by Masks hunts the two fugitives as they escape the city of Serra and journey across the vast lands of the Martial Empire. Laia is determined to break into Kauf-the Empire's most secure and dangerous prison-and save her brother, whose knowledge of Serric steel is the key to the Scholars' future. And Elias is determined to stay by Laia's side, even if it means giving up his own chance at freedom.
But Elias and Laia will have to fight every step of the way if they're going to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene-Elias' former friend and the Empire's newest Blood Shrike.
Helene's mission is horrifying, unwanted, and clear: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholars slave who helped him escape...and kill them both.
That's what's new with me. What's new with you?