Review: A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir

BOOK STATS

Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
Title: A Sky Beyond the Storm
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Series: An Ember in the Ashes #4
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Audiobook
Narrators: Fiona Hardingham, Katharine Lee McEwan, Steve West, Maxwell Caulfield, Nikki Massoud
Length: 17 hours (516 pages)
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: December 1, 2020
Source: Library (Libby)
Recommended for fans of: Roman Empire-inspired fantasy like the Dark Shores series or The Winner’s Trilogy

Series Reviews:
An Ember in the Ashes
A Torch Against the Night
A Reaper at the Gates

SYNOPSIS

Prepare for the jaw-dropping finale of Sabaa Tahir’s beloved New York Times bestselling An Ember in the Ashes fantasy series, and discover: Who will survive the storm?

Picking up just a few months after A Reaper at the Gates left off…

The long-imprisoned jinn are on the attack, wreaking bloody havoc in villages and cities alike. But for the Nightbringer, vengeance on his human foes is just the beginning.

At his side, Commandant Keris Veturia declares herself Empress, and calls for the heads of any and all who defy her rule. At the top of the list? The Blood Shrike and her remaining family.

Laia of Serra, now allied with the Blood Shrike, struggles to recover from the loss of the two people most important to her. Determined to stop the approaching apocalypse, she throws herself into the destruction of the Nightbringer. In the process, she awakens an ancient power that could lead her to victory–or to an unimaginable doom.

And deep in the Waiting Place, the Soul Catcher seeks only to forget the life–and love–he left behind. Yet doing so means ignoring the trail of murder left by the Nightbringer and his jinn. To uphold his oath and protect the human world from the supernatural, the Soul Catcher must look beyond the borders of his own land. He must take on a mission that could save–or destroy–all that he knows.

MY THOUGHTS

OH MY HEART! Amazing conclusion to this series. Expect tears, gasps, smiles, and all the feels.

This book was everything I wanted it to be and more. Expect the series’ signature plotting, mind-blowing misdirection, heartbreaking losses, slow build with epic payoff, and emotional roller coaster.

This has become one of my all time favorite fantasy series. I am sad this series is over, but I cannot wait to see what Sabaa Tahir writes next.

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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