Early this week, Mashable revealed the title, cover, and pub date of A Reaper at the Gates, the third book in the bestselling Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir. Because we love you, we’ve gathered a slew of Sabaa’s tweets, instagrams, and the like to compile this list of everything we know about A Reaper at the Gates (so fondly referred to as #Ember3 for so long) so far. Read on for a synopsis, then see the fruits of our stalking!
About the book:
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 the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.
Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she’d have to fight.
And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias’s devotion–even at the cost of his humanity.
Here’s what we know!
It has a beautiful cover!
It comes out on April 10, 2018
According to Sabaa, this is the soundtrack
— Sabaa Tahir (@sabaatahir) June 30, 2017
There might be dragons?
Story: Last night I was talking to my husband about #Ember3 and I said “I think I’ve found a way to put a dragon in the book.”
— Sabaa Tahir (@sabaatahir) May 23, 2017
(Read the whole thread, you won’t regret it.)
This foreshadowing…but for whom?
A post shared by Sabaa Tahir (@sabaatahir) on
— Sabaa Tahir (@sabaatahir) April 4, 2017
This ominous haiku.
In honor of #NationalHaikuPoetryDay:
Don’t be sad, Laia
Things could still turn out OK.
Probably not, though.
— Sabaa Tahir (@sabaatahir) April 17, 2017
Somehow, the Commandant is even more evil???
Add A Reaper at the Gates to your Goodreads shelf!
PS. The new paperbacks of An Ember in the Ashes & A Torch Against the Night will be available 8/29!