A Reaper at the Gates

A Reaper at the Gates

Book - 2018
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Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger as the Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, Laia of Serra, and Elias Veturius all face increasing dangers.
Publisher: [New York] : Razorbill, 2018
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ISBN: 9780448494500
0448494507
Branch Call Number: TEEN F TAH
Characteristics: 458 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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kirstd31 Jul 23, 2018

I really thought this would be the last book in the series, but I was wrong.
It has a good story line, but it is a little drawn out.

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Nymeria23
Jul 19, 2018

You know, if I didn't like the first book so much, I would not be finishing this series.
There's a lot happening but it's too much. No time is given to process anything, the characters jump around the map so frequently it's too much, and people are introduced in a room and leave it within the same page. It feels almost phony to me, flashy in a way that is meant to grab my attention but really was like a facade that I kept peering through and finding little sustenance.
I want to like this series but I really just don't. I'm hoping the final book in this series redeems it, and gives me the same anticipation I felt in the first book and at the end of book 2.
Crossing my fingers.

ArapahoeKelsey Jul 16, 2018

A strong third book to this series--it's always a little difficult to catch up when there has been so much time between the publication of the sequels, but Tahir does a great job catching the reader up and referring to events in previous books. Laia becomes even more lovable, if that's possible, and her connection with the Blood Shrike is absolutely perfect! If you loved the first two books, this third one will not disappoint!

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MHanover10
Jul 12, 2018

What a great continuation to the Ember in the Ashes saga. Lots of things happening in this book as the war begins. Lots of fighting, lots of blood, lots of loss, lots of changes for all. Several things revealed and the end of the book? It made me want more. I'm so glad there is a fourth book because even though this one had a major war, I think things are going to get even worse. I can't wait until 2019!! I listened to the first two books and hardcover for book 3. I was glad I listened to the first two because then I knew how to pronounce some of the names. And the narrator does a great job.

MelifluousView Jul 03, 2018

This was a well written continuation of the stories of Laia, Elias, and Helene, but I didn't really like it. There was interesting character development for Elias, but it was sad. Laia's and Helene's storylines spiraled downward. I wanted the end to have a cliff-hanger or some hope for the future, but I was disappointed. Maybe the next book will give some positive closure for at least one of these three...

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bell_ugh
Jun 19, 2018

Just like the two other Ember in the Ashes books, A Reaper at the Gates was a suspenseful, thrilling, and fun adventure. All of the tension of the first two books built up into a fantastic quest with a prophecy that will change the Empire forever. The ending beautifully set up the conflict for the next novel in the series, which few authors successfully do. Do yourself a favor and read this book!

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