UImage result for an ember in the ashesnder 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 everything else they hold dear. Laia and her family have managed to live an existence in the Empire’s impoverished back streets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ ve seen what happens to those who do. But, when Laia’s brother gets arrested for treason, she seeks an exchange with the rebels, who promise to rescue her brother if she risks her life and spy for them in the Empire’s biggest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier, and perhaps secretly the most unwilling. Elias wants nothing more than to be free from the tyranny he is forced to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their fates are entertwined, and that their choices can change the fate of the Empire itself.

Brilliant book!! First time I’ve appreciated romance in a fantasy book! I 100 percent support this couple!