Sabaa Tahir’s ‘Ember in the Ashes’ series expanded to four books

Good news for all of you emberlings out there!


Sabaa Tahir’s Ember in the Ashes series will include a third and fourth book, according to the book’s publisher.

Related: Bookstacked interviews author Sabaa Tahir who talks ‘Ember’, ‘Torch’ and her writing journey

Razorbill (an imprint of Penguin) confirmed it made a deal for the next two books to the Associated Press. The third and fourth novels will follow Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against the NightAshes was released last year and Torch is set to hit shelves at the end of this month.

Tahir tweeted the news to her followers this morning, thanking her fans and celebrating the success of the series.

“I AM SO HAPPY,” Tahir said on Twitter. “YOU MADE THIS HAPPEN!”

An Ember in the Ashes is Tahir’s debut novel. It follows the story of Laia who fights against the Martial Empire in an attempt to free her captured brother. The book was a large success and was a finalist in Goodread’s 2015 Choice Awards for Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction. Paramount Pictures currently holds the film rights.

The success of An Ember in the Ashes prompted Penguin to order the second book for a mid-six figure deal in May of 2015.

Related: Read an excerpt from Tahir’s upcoming sequel, A Torch Against the Night

While not much is known about the third and fourth books in the series, we do know that Ember in the Ashes Book 3 is expected for release sometime in 2018.

Bookstacked spoke with Sabaa Tahir earlier this summer about the possibility of the series continuing beyond A Torch Against the Night.

“I had planned out everything and seeded things in Book One that I could maybe one day use,” Tahir said. “So getting to start to bring those things to fruition with the second book was exciting. I’ll hopefully get to go into a third or a fourth — which also haven’t been bought yet — but I have high hopes.”

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Saul Marquez founded Bookstacked in 2014 and serves as the site's Editor-in-Chief. He primarily covers news for Bookstacked. He also co-hosts Bookmarked: A YA Book Podcast.

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