Welcome to Comparing Covers where I will showcase a book title that has multiple covers; from first editions, re-releases, and international releases.
I admit that I hadn’t heard of this author or book until today. I happened upon it while I was looking through the sales on Book Depository. I was drawn to the cover and hoped there were more versions. The story of An Ember in the Ashes looks every bit as interesting as its cover. Of course, I just had to add it to my TBR list. If you don’t mind making your TBR list grow, you can find the book here.
Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.
But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.
There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.
I had thought the original cover was pretty, but when I saw the Swedish version, I think I fell in love. That one is my choice for favorite, just because of the vibrant colors and it has both characters represented. Look forward to seeing which one you pick!
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Which one did you vote for and why?