An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes - Sabaa Tahir

4.5 stars. An enjoyable fantasy novel, easy reading. I preferred the warrior Elias to the somewhat gullible spy/slave Laia. Some great world-building, I could see this as a movie.

“The field of battle is my temple. The swordpoint is my priest. The dance of death is my prayer. The killing blow is my release.” - Elias Veturius