An Ember in the Ashes Character Trailer Reveal & Giveaway: Elias

Posted 03/18/2015 by alicemarvels in Fantasy

Today we’re thrilled to share the character trailer for Elias from An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. We’ve been talking this book up a lot lately, and anyone who has been following along may have gathered that we all have a bit of a crush on Elias. As you can see from the brief glimpse you get in this trailer, he’s pretty swoonworthy!

But trust me, our crush isn’t all about muscles (we’re not totally shallow, I promise). Elias has a complicated past and a soft, sensitive side beneath his badass Mask exterior. Most importantly, he’s smart and brave! He faces INTENSE mental and emotional tests and manages to keep his cool and his wits about him in terrifying situations.

You can meet Elias by reading the first two chapters of An Ember in the Ashes over at MTV. Make sure to check out our interview with Sabaa Tahir over here. Scroll down for your chance to win a copy of the book!


About Ember in the Ashes:

An Ember in the Ashes Excerpt & Giveaway

Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told.

LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.

When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.

Available 4/28!

Pre-order: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository | Indiebound | Google Play 


About Sabaa Tahir:

Sabaa Tahir, author of An Ember in the Ashes

Sabaa Tahir grew up in California’s Mojave Desert at her family’s 18-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother’s comic book stash and playing guitar badly. She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks and all things nerd. Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

Find Sabaa online: Website | Twitter | Tumblr | Pinterest 


Thanks to the lovely folks at Penguin Teen, you can win a signed ARC of the book and a t-shirt. Enter via the Rafflecopter below!

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Make sure to check out BookishRead.Breathe.Relax.Mundie MomsFangirlish and Writer of Wrongs on Monday to see the Helene trailer reveal!



    I am so curious about this one


    I must meet Elias! Thanks so much for sharing this!


    Um. I’m totally shallow. *ogles his muscles* 😉 I’m so excited for this book!!! And I’m sure I’ll fall in love with Elias for myriad reasons, above and beyond his pretty arms 🙂


    I was a little hesitant about this book because I hear there are some things left in the open, but those trailers are making it hard to ignore the book! I love the sound of Elias and I think I would love him (and his muscles).


    I am hearing such good things about this one. I put in a request for a copy. Hopefully I can snag one. Sounds terrific!


    We’re not TOTALLY shallow, but I was pretty bummed that Elias left the set before we had a chance to get a look at those muscles close up, hee hee. I really did like him in the book, though, and it’s going to be fun to see how everyone else reacts to him.


    I’m so excited to get my hands on this book and meet Elias! Thanks for sharing the wonderful character trailer reveal. 🙂


    I love stopping by you always have me discovering something new..and I am so curious about An Ember in the Ashes.


    I was lucky to get this one and can’t wait to start


    Oh this one looks good. I’m going to have to add it to my wishlist.


    I have had my eye on this one ever since the cover reveal. It’s so amazing and it sounds even better. Now I cannot wait to meet Elias!! Great trailer too. Great post 🙂


    I really liked this story! The place where Elias trained sounds like hell on earth. I know I wouldn’t survive!

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