Cover Reveal. A Reaper at the Gates

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The cover and title of the third novel in Ember in the Ashes has been revealed. I'm so excited for this novel! This is my favourite ongoing series. However, I must confess I'm not really that fond of A Reaper at the Gates cover (or maybe I just loved the other covers too much; they were so eerie and mysterious). And, once again, the covers for this series have changed in - publishers really need to stop doing that. I do love this series, but my wallet does not like the idea of buying the first two books again so that they all look perfect together. You can see the new cover art for An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against the Night here.

EDIT: I know there has been a lot of discussion in the book community towards this cover. People are being told they are racists for not liking it. I'm not racist, it's great to see POC characters on a cover (even though, the blonde girl is at the centre). But I much prefer the previous covers, as many other people do, and that does not make anyone racist. A few days ago, I shared my thoughts on how this world fights hate with more hate, how open-minded people are those who are always ready to judge. It's so sad seeing this happening in the book community...

A Reaper at the Gates is expected to be released on April 10th 2018.

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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 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."


  1. The conversations over this cover change is really heartbreaking. Regardless, I will be buying this book because I love Sabaa and her stories <3

    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

    1. It's really heartbreaking how people are attacking each other. </3 But, as you, I'll be buying this book (and most certainly the previous book with the new cover art to have a matching setsbecause it is my fav ongoing series. And, Sabaa is always so kind and lovely.

      Happy readings, Brittany. :)