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Sabaa Tahir grew up in California’s Mojave Desert at her family’s eighteen-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.


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Paramount Pictures optioned film rights to An Ember in the Ashes in a seven-figure deal

This sequel has a darker tone and even higher stakes than its predecessor, setting the stage for a thrilling conclusion.

Publishers Weekly (starred review)
on A Torch Against the Night

Infusing her story with magic, Tahir proves to be a master of suspense and a canny practitioner of the cliffhanger, riveting readers’ attention throughout. As for her co-protagonists, they remain captivating characters who invite strong reader empathy, and their action-packed, breathlessly paced story is enthralling.

Michael Cart
Booklist on A Torch Against the Night

#2 on The New York Times Bestseller list