Fiction Recommendations

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

I love this series. I had read and reviewed An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch in the Night a while back and I can’t wait for the next one. This had such a strange ending. Maybe not strange so much as not what I would have expected. It even has a moment that would have been sad had the actual ending been kind of better.
As before, I adore the main characters. Laia, Elias, and Hellene are in interesting positions that have been well developed over the last three books. Each one has their own journey and their own lessons to learn but their paths are still interwoven in ways that not even they know. Usually with several point of view characters like this, I have one or two that are more interesting or that I find myself skipping to get to the others, but not this series. I was enthralled by each point of view character for different reasons. Almost as much as the POV characters, I loved the development of Emperor Marcus. He even broke my heart a little sometimes. I listened to the audiobook, which I also recommend doing. Each POV character has their own narrator and each one is amazing.
Honestly, I could go on forever about all the things I loved about this book, but I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone who hasn’t read it yet. If you haven’t gotten into the series, obviously go back and start from An Ember in the Ashes. I want to binge through these three before the next one. I need the reminder for all legends as they were in the beginning. This book reveals so much of the back story to why the world is the way it is that I want to go back and remember the way people said it was when they were telling their stories compared to the way it has been revealed to have been.
Check out the series with the links above and take a look at this book on Goodreads here!

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