A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes, #3) by Sabaa Tahir

A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes, #3)

The highly anticipated third book in Sabaa Tahir's New York Times bestselling EMBER QUARTET.Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister's life and...

Details A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes, #3)

TitleA Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes, #3)
Release DateJun 12th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Reviews A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes, #3)

  • Emily May
    “There are worse things than death,” I say. “Shall we learn about them together?” 4 1/2 stars. When it comes to heart-racing action scenes, I cannot think of another YA author who does it better than Sabaa Tahir. She plunges you into the chaos almost immediately and once again, for the third book in a row, she keeps the drama and bloodshed coming until the very end.The ONLY reason I rated this book slightly lower than An Ember in the Ashe...
  • Christine Riccio
    Devastating and excellent. Can't wait for the final installment! My full booktalk discussion is up on my youtube channel (polandbananasbooks). =)
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    Sabaa’s writing, characters, and storytelling deserves all the stars in the world. RTC! ******Hey guys! So I'm seeing lots of turmoil in my feed but I thought I'd pop in. I'm not crazy about switching covers/etc in a series either, but before you go off on a huge tangent, go check out Sabaa's reasoning for the changes. My thoughts on the design/etc don't matter, and I happened to adore the old covers SO much, but this woman did a cool thing wit...
  • Warda
    Well, it seems like I’m in the major minority here. Three books in and I’m still not attached to the characters. If any of them had died in this book, I would’ve shrugged it off. Am I to blame? I don’t think so, since there barely was any backstory or development given to those characters. Constant action, non-stop movement and not enough focus on our main characters. I had no option but to not form any attachment, since we weren’t give...
  • Renée Ahdieh
    whyyyyy, sabaa, whyyyyyyy???(aside: mwahahahahahaha)you know how they tell you that good things come to those who wait? i never bought into this school of thought bc i'm pretty much veruca salt when it comes to books. but, holy hell, is A REAPER AT THE GATES worth it. i was immediately drawn back into this darkly dangerous world and all its amazing characters. each POV is distinct and painstakingly wrought. the action is intense, and the angst ma...
  • alana ♡
    It’s amazing how we willingly pay to be traumatized, but honestly I’d do it all over again if I could. I have to say, there is no one in the writing game quite like Sabaa Tahir when it comes to opening up EVERY bookwith heart-pounding intensity. With that being said I was already terrified to start this book knowing that and also because, let's face it, Sabaa is also not the kindest to her characters. When I read the first 80 pages of this bo...
  • jessica
    it is with a heavy heart and sorrowful soul that i have to rate this book anything lower than 5 stars (i actually may change and round up because a 3 feels sooo harsh at the moment), because this series has been absolutely stellar up until this point. i get that a story is meant to have opposition. a character grows and develops through it and because of it. without opposition, there would be no resolution. but i also feel that it is important fo...
  • Hannah Greendale
    The immediacy of Tahir's writing remains spot-on, but the beautiful prose found in An Ember in the Ashes is absent in the third installment of the series. Too much of A Reaper at the Gates reads like filler, and the narrative lacks compelling focus with characters seemingly running in circles. The plot hinges on a reveal that's been blazing red since the first book in the series. The Nightbringer remains a tool used for narrative convenience, and...
    5 Sweet bleeding skies STAR'S “The sword point is my priest. The dance of death is my prayer. The killing blow is my release.”“Hope is stronger than fear. It is stronger than hate.”Holly Mother!!! I don't even know what to say right now! I am completely speechless. 'A Reaper at the Gates' is utterly freaking brilliant! BRILLIANT! I was awestruck from beginning to end and I sure as hell didn't want to put it down. It's hypnotizing, once th...
  • may ❀
    im trying to imagine how it would feel to finish a book and NOT BE WORRIED ABOUT THE FATE OF MY BABIES IN THE FINAL BOOKLETELIASANDLAIABEHAPPYᵖˡᵉᵃˢᵉ4.5 stars buddy read with this reading disaster machine~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~what the heck happened to the matching cover designs????the title is but the cover is so OFF AND NOW IM SAD AND CONFUSED WHY DONT WE HAVE MATCHING COVERS!!!!. . . also. . .is anyone gonna mention how gorgeous eli...
  • karen
    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best young adult fantasy 2018! what will happen?this book is an inch-and-a-half thick and i was bored and shocked by my boredom until maybe the last quarter-inch. i’d been looking forward to reading this tremendously, and when i finally carved out the space to get to it, i dove in like a fox in the snowbut my elation was dampened by the slog of it, and i got sadder and sadder as the book refused to...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    “Curse this world for what it does to the mothers, for what it does to the daughters. Curse it for making us strong through loss and pain, our hearts torn from our chests again and again. Curse it for forcing us to endure.” Look, I'm gonna do something a bit weird here and start with the negatives I REALLY, really enjoyed reading this book but at the same time I had some niggling little issues that I was waiting for some action on and it neve...
  • Zainab
    Such a good series through and through.
  • Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
    Love cannot live here. When one of your favorite authors in the world has a new book coming out, it generally becomes your whole world. You have laser focus. Books lose that quality that always seems to drag you in. You obsess and rant and annoy so many people, yet you just could care less-until the day comes and you finally have it in your hands and you can’t devour it quick enough. This is that book. I just so happened to be one of those luc...
  • Beatrice in Bookland
    "In this fiery hellscape of a world, this mess of blood and madness, justice exists only for those who take it. I'll be damned if I'm not one of them."1) An ember in the ashes 2) A torch against the night 4.5First things first: nothing will ever be as badass as Helene covered in blood fighting with her war hammerAnyway, A reaper at the gates was fantastic. Everything came full circle (even if there's still one book left) and some little things th...
  • Heather
    Full review to come soon! Let's just say after this:I still love HeleneElias is amazing and my heart for him..Laia, I've really grown to enjoy her character.So many plot twists I did not seeing coming...like at all!The ending....what???Amazing book, I expected nothing less from this series!
  • Lena
    I need sleep. Desperately........................... ”Curse this world for what it does to the daughters. Curse it for making us strong through loss and pain, our hearts torn from our chests again and again. Curse it for forcing us to endure.”8 hours later and I’m still in denial. I mean, what in the hells was that fucking ending???????? Sure, go ahead and rip the very soul from my body, laughing while you do it, won’t you?! All I can say...
  • Ishmeen
    Yoooo this was bloody amazing and so much better than the last one, I loved it!! My heart hurts for my poor soul catcher and I have to say Laia has grown on me but Helene is still a queen I really like the mythological side the plot has taken and I can’t wait to read about all the shit that will go down in the last book Yoooo this was bloody amazing and so much better than the last one, I loved it!! My heart hurts for my poor soul catcher an...
  • Beth
    Spoiler Free Review :)”Pain is a choice. Succumb to it and fail. Or defy it and Triumph.”Words cannot express how blissfully happy I am with this. I mean for me it was everything that I could of wanted. I was wondering where the story would go after A Torch Against the Night We got updates in what had happened throughout the time on the travels and nothing was left un-said. This time around there’s so much foreboding and it’s setting up t...
  • ℨαrα
    So I caved and the reread happened. Buddy read with this fake Canadian—————————————MY HEART STILL HURTS. To the point where I’m itching to reread Reaper already.If you haven’t read this book or started this series, I urge you to do so immediately. Everyone needs to know the pain and the joy.—————————————IT’S HERE, IT’S FINALLY HERE. At long last.I can’t wait to be destroyed.
  • Fares
    Do you ever read a book and go I wonder how would I feel if I read this in a different time or in a different format?I do that with a lot of my books, especially the ones I love. But for this one, I have no doubt I would've loved it no matter what, I was just hooked from the first chapter till the last one.ANDIFRICKENLOVEELIAS
  • Taylor
    “Curse this world for what it does to the mothers, for what it does to the daughters. Curse it for making us strong through loss and pain, our hearts torn from our chests again and again. Curse it for forcing us to endure.”...Ya know, I shouldn't even be surprised at this point. I knew from Sabaa's instagram feed that this book would rip my heart out, but man. A Reaper at the Gates successfully made me a shell of my former self, and I hones...