Arc Review A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir


A Torch Against the Night takes readers into the heart of the Empire as Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia’s brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison. Hunted by Empire soldiers, manipulated by the Commandant, and haunted by their pasts, Laia and Elias must outfox their enemies and confront the treacherousness of their own hearts.

In the city of Serra, Helene Aquilla finds herself bound to the will of the Empire’s twisted new leader, Marcus. When her loyalty is questioned, Helene finds herself taking on a mission to prove herself—a mission that might destroy her, instead.

Jan Review

I reading this as part of the tour hosted by ARC Around the World Tours .  This is the second book in this series and it picks up with the hot stopping action that left us at the end of book one.   This book certainly does not shy away from the cruelty and violence of the characters.  You almost hope that the actions that are being carried out don’t but they do it so close to reality it scary.

Be ready their is a lot of heart ache to be had in this story. I really liked that we got to learn a lot more about Helene character and how she comes in to her role as the blood shrike you really hurt for her as you follow her story line she gives up so much for the empire in this book, ya just want her to get her happily ever after though it does not look like that happens in this book by the end.

One other thought i had on this book is that it did a really great job of sharing the culture of the empire.  I feel like i really know this world that laia, helene, and elias are growing pu in.  Their a lot of hurt and i hope that at some point we get to see a great remaking of this world.



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