Jun 22, 2021
A Reaper at the Gates
Posted by Sabaa Tahir

Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister s life and the lives of alBeyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister s life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she d have to fight And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias s devotion even at the cost of his humanity.

  • Title: A Reaper at the Gates
  • Author: Sabaa Tahir
  • ISBN: 9780448494500
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Reaper at the Gates Beyond the Empire and within it the threat of war looms ever larger The Blood Shrike Helene Aquilla is assailed on all sides Emperor Marcus haunted by his past grows increasingly unstable while

    Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)

    OKAY BUT WHY DO WE HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL 2018 As if ONE year wasn t long enough, Sabaa goes and makes us wait TWO years for the next book What are we supposed to do until then

    Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink

    Hey guys So I m seeing lots of turmoil in my feed but I thought I d pop in I m not crazy about switching covers etc in a series either, but before you go off on a huge tangent, go check out Sabaa s reasoning for the changes My thoughts on the design etc don t matter, and I happened to adore the old covers SO much, but this woman did a cool thing with her influence, and I m so glad I know why Link below twitter sabaatahir statusSo all in all, you don t have to like the covers and you re totally e [...]

    Andreea Pop

    THIS COMES OUT THIS YEAR Holy moly, time has passed rather quickly But I m still not happy about the cover style change Hmph Meaningly, my torturous, never ending wait.Because freaking 2018.


    Me Nothing can be worse than the Tower of Dawn coverA Reaper at the Gates exists WhatTheFuckAn Ember in the Ashes is one of my favorite series ever I don t deserve this.

    Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner

    I hope Helene murders all the hateful peasants, rules the world and finds someone worthy of her greatness.

    maymay ☕

    what the heck happened to the matching cover designs the title is but the cover is so OFF AND NOW IM SAD AND CONFUSED WHY DONT WE HAVE MATCHING COVERS also anyone not gonna mention how Elias looks gorgeous i mean like not to be shallow or anything but.his face


    Edit Ok, so I am mad that it wont match my other hardback covers If you re buying the books with these covers, the older editions also got revamped, and together they look alright I guessbut my bookshelf feng shui is going to be thrown off I dunno, I was just such a fan of the original Here are the remakes of the original covers, in case you haven t seen them.So at least the color hues are similar.Cover reveal Kept seeing these comments about the book cover, and I kept scrolling cause I was like [...]

    Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin

    This cover is freaking AMAZE BALLS Guess I will go over and pre order for NEXT YEAR Lol

    Hari ~Brekker-Maresh~

    8 14 17WE HAVE A TITLE, I REPEAT WE HAVE A TITLE THIS IS NOT A DRILL.I am the definition of sHOOKETH by the TITLE BUT THE COVER AM I THE ONLY ONE SLIGHTLY DISAPPOINTED AND BY SLIGHTLY I MEAN WTFFFFFF Hun, take a look at the rest of your fam Do You Look Like Them No.Are You Still Pretty Anyway Maybe.I m not cover hating except I totally am but like Um Ok Let s just be happy we have a cover with pretty pictures WADDUP BROWN PRIDE But why couldn t you match And maybe it ll match with the fourth one [...]


    Okay but why did you change the cover because I own the first two and now they won t match and I mean it s super cool looking and I love it but can we finish one edition and then start the other because I ll have them both


    I KNEW IT okay so from what I know, sabaa said she d probably be writing up to two books after a torch against the nightd I m not complaining also casually dying of happiness bc elias YAS

    Alana • thebookishchick

    WHAT THE SHIT KIND OF COVER IS THIS I didn t sign up for this garbage.


    Its almost as if publishers don t understand readers at all Publisher What should we do with the cover of the third book in the series Cover Designer We should make it COMPLETELY DIFFERENT Publisher Perfect The readers will love it Readers

    Jennymort ~The Dark Lord, House of Slytheread~

    UPDATE 08 15 2017 Alright, I get whyyyyy she changed the covers, but but could it not have waited till the paperbacks came out pout UPDATE 08 14 2017 What in the freaking hell 2018 WTF WHAT IS WITH THIS COVER CHANGE No I m not against my fave brown girl on the cover, I m salty jittery about my shelves sigh DISCLAIMER I DON T HATE THE COVER FOR REALS If you want to see my rant saltiness view spoiler I am never like this but It s like Shadowcaster all over againis shit is fucking with my aesthetic [...]


    Why why why WHY Why do we have to wait so long I need of my little buttercup, cinnamon roll This better be like a thousand pages of Laia and Elias staring lovingly into each other s eyes.

    Katerina Kondrenko

    Uh oh I thought A Torch Against the Night would be an epic action packed conclusion, but look at this Now I m afraid the previous part would be just a filler with angst, but still hoping for the best.

    Katrin D



    So, I was on Pinterest and then my ass came across some fan art of Laia from An Ember in the Ashes series and god damn THIS FAN ART IS BOOTIFUUUL UNTIL I SAW THE FUCKING RELEASE DATE FOR BOOK 3HOLD THE FUCK UPI didn t even check the release date properly What is this Did it say 2018 Is my eyes playing games with me Do I need to book myself an appointment to thoroughly check if my eyes are functioning well I M IN FUCKING AWEAT THIS RELEASE DATE.I don t even know what I m going to do with myself W [...]


    The cover is the UGLIEST thing I have ever seen No matter what Saba says in her message about a POC character on the cover and yada yada yada I don t care Can t the cover be both gorgeous and have a POC character on it This is a JOKE And if I read this book it would be for Helene I thought it was a duology O Not that I am complaining One book with Elias and Laia _ dances a happy dance

    Beatrice (beatriceinbookland)

    there s a special place in hell for those who think that cover changes are a good idea

    Mohammed Arabey

    I ve tried to like the dragging plot of the second book just because I loved the fast, rich, well paced plot of the first book.And I was still going to buy the 3rd book and give ut a try BUT NOW THE AUTHOR PUBLISHERS SAID NO.Ruining the cover continuity with stunning imagination killer new coversyou bought these two books with these covers It s old fashion get over it and buy our new f idea of the covers to continue the rest of the God know how long we gonna drag the plot parts.I remember having [...]


    Um Yeah That is one ugly cover I m about to make a new shelf for gross covers and pop this one in there, hahaha, cause nope.

    Ayesha Syed

    Okay, so not the most aesthetically pleasing, but I m here for any form of brown representation.

    sofia (sam willows)

    OH MY GOT HERE IS A TITLE AND A COVER HOLY FUCKat first I was a bit hesitant about the change but after I saw Sabaa s message and take on it I FUCKING LOVE IT WITH ALL MY HEART SAY YES TO REPRESENTATION FOR BROWN KIDS

    Elise (TheBookishActress)

    I don t even go here but can I say that the new book two cover is fantastic and way better than this one the Laia model is beautiful and I love her why don t they just release hardcovers of books one and two as wellALSO I read her twitter which y all should too bc she says some important shit and I d also like to say that I am currently in love with Sabaa Tahir

    Jahanzaib Asim


    Aimal (Bookshelves & Paperbacks)

    If you told me a few years ago that I d see someone who looks like me on the cover of a bestselling fantasy series, optioned for a movie, written by a Pakistani author I would laugh in your face, but here you are, and here I am, crying with joy.


    why did they change the cover style


    I love Sabaa Tahir and An Ember in the Ashes with all my heart but this cover sucks This sticker is what popped in my mind when I first saw this cover It even matches the cover s colour Hmmm Not cool What I am chanting rn Never judge a book by its cover, never judge a book by its cover, never judge a book by its cover Beauty lies within Outward appearances don t matter


    I hated book 2 so I was unsure whether I wanted to continue the series But now the covers have changed to the ugliest thing I ve ever seen This is where I leave this series behind

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