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A Reaper at the Gates
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
The highly anticipated third book in Sabaa Tahir's New York Times bestselling EMBER QUARTET. 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.
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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
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3½⭐Ɱ◎◎ĐႽ…
»Fantasy w/ an epic high fantasy feel
»Inspired by the Ancient Roman Empire
»3 POVs
»War, strife, & death
»Magical powers, supernatural beings, & a splash of romance

Overall, this series has been brutally devastating yet ultimately satisfying. You never know what‘s going to happen or far she‘ll go with any given aspect of the story. With that being said, I‘m never able to be fully immersed in each book until I‘m at least 2/3's into it.

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damselsgotballs
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Book 54

mavey Yay!!🤩🤩 This is another gem of a series!! 2mo
damselsgotballs @Mavey 🤩🤩😩😩 2mo
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sarahgreatlove
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Been doing a reread of the whole Ember series in preparation for book 4. I have really enjoyed the audiobooks and I‘m super grateful for the refresher so that I can really enjoy the finale! These books are harsh and brutal but the characters are lovable and you root for them. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Catsandbooks
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Pretty proud of my bingo board for September! This is most squares I've had filled in! 🎉 Maybe I can get a bingo next month! 🤞🏼 #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fantastic month!!! 8mo
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Catsandbooks
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5/5 ⭐️ I don't know how Sabaa Tahir does it but she is the master at weaving plot twists! I absolutely love this series and am excited to see how it ends!

Zola kept me company as I finished the book 🥰

#bookspinbingo

WJCintron 😍 😍 😍 8mo
Traci1 Zola is lovely 😍 8mo
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Emmybird01
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5/5 for the third in this series. Wow that ending the whole book actually! There were things revealed that were just woah! I need to know all the things. So many different things are going on with everyone. I will be continuing this series!

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Catsandbooks
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My goal is to read A Reaper at the Gates for the #20in4 Readathon this weekend.

Thanks for hosting @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 11mo
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deliasson
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This book has been on my TBR pile since Christmas and I finally picked it up and remembered how much I love this series! Done in just a few days 😎

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Ash.on.the.line
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My #doublespin is complete! Started slow but once I got about halfway I couldn‘t stop! I love this series. I love the relationships between multiple people. Just amazing world that has me on the edge of my seat about what is going to happen. Truly don‘t want to read the last one for it to end!! 😭🤣 #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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Nalbuque
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I‘ve listened to this non stop. Baking, cleaning, transferring seedlings, driving. It was hecking great!!!

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SilverShanica
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And the story just keeps getting better. Sabaa Tahir is a fantastic author, able to keep building the tension, gives some excellent story climaxes, while still giving just a hint of cliffhanger to keep you wanting to get the next book.

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FantasyChick
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I forgot to turn my timer off for most of the weekend so I got 78hrs in for #20in4 🤣🤣

I think my actually reading time was around 13hrs and most of that was spent with this one. It's getting interesting guys....I'm not sure I'm ready for the final book 😔

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65

TheAromaofBooks I've given up almost completely on timing myself for readathons 😂 I mostly do page-count goals now as they are somewhat easier for my brain to remember to track!! 1y
FantasyChick @TheAromaofBooks Haha that seems to be the method for a lot lately. I listen to so many audiobooks that page counts don't work for me but obviously neither is time 🤣 I need a new system! 1y
Andrew65 That‘s a lot! 🤣🤣🤣 Well done 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂🍾🥂 1y
TheAromaofBooks Well, I sometimes do complicated percentage conversations haha I don't do audiobooks, but I do read Kindle books, so I'll see how long the (paperback) book is according to GR & then figure out how much I've read from there - like I'm at 32% and there are 364 pages, so I've read 116 pages that day, or whatever. I get wayyy too geeky about it 😂 1y
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I really enjoyed, probably more so that books 1 & 2

The direction of Elias story was really enjoyable & we get to see more of Helene as well & the struggles she experiences. I didn't enjoy Laia's POV as much in this book & she started to get on my nerves a bit

Helene is starting to become a character I admire as she never gives up & is single-minded in her objective & doesn't allow her grief & sorrows to overcome her

Another sold 4 star read

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behudd
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️This was the book in the series that feels like where everything that can go wrong, does go wrong.This made it a little more difficult to enjoy reading, though Tahir‘s writing &storytelling was still very well done.The end of the book was fast paced & brutal & fascinating, and made up for the difficult journey that was the beginning of the book.I am really looking forward to finishing the series with book 4.& hoping for some happy endings!

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behudd
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“You love too much, my king.”

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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DyAnne
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Steve West reads the Elias POV chapters in the audio version of the Ember in the Ashes series. I would like for him to read all the things to me. 💗

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NAM99
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If you haven‘t read The Ember in the Ashes series, I don‘t know what you‘re waiting for. I did a reread by audio of Reaper in preparation for A Sky Beyond the Storm. It‘s such a good listen/read.

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DyAnne
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Listening to this to get ready for book 4. I read it so long ago that I can‘t remember enough. Besides, the people who read these books are excellent!

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BookwormAHN
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This is the 3rd book in the Ember In The Ashes series. It was brilliant. I love how this series is going. The last book, A Sky Beyond The Storm comes out in December. I can't wait to read it 💚
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

teebe I read the first one and still haven‘t gotten to the others. I really need to start this series again 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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CaraTK
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1. Getting my cold weather clothes out of the attic, buying Macoun apples from the farm, and that extra hour of sleep! 2. Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir. 3. Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (read it last month, but way creepier than what I‘m reading now). #WondrousWednesday

Eggs Farm apples 🍎!! Have a great weekend & thanks for playing 👏🏻📚🍁🤗 2y
CaraTK @Eggs yes, nothing from the supermarket has given me that fall “crunch” I‘m truly craving! 2y
Eggs I know what you mean! I love getting apples at orchards In Wisconsin 🍎❤️🍎 2y
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js0315
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Finished this today, and definitely enjoyed it more this second time around. Totally ready for the next installment. P.S. I really dislike this cover.

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Samreamer
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Why did no one warn me?! I NEVER start a series unless I know that it‘s already been completely published (thanks fantasy authors for doing this to me). Y‘all didn‘t tell me the fourth wasn‘t out yet! I raced through this book (not as good as the first two, but obviously still good) only to find I have to wait until December! The night bringer was an interesting twist, and I‘m hoping that Elias has better luck (I said that with book 2 though) 8/10

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Meghan1
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I can‘t wait for the 4th book in December!!

ReaperOfTerrasen Agreed. 2y
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Heideschrampf
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I loved the first, I liked the second, but the third I couldn‘t really relate to. The insufferably teen love story really annoyed me and kept the focus off the political and familial storylines. Also world building got a bit too ambitious for me. But I kept reading since I thought this would be the series finale, and then there was the cliff-hanger.... will i continue? Not sure... maybe if the cover goes back to the pretty design...

Linsy That‘s too bad... I was hoping I‘d like the third more than the second because the first was my fav! 2y
Heideschrampf @Linsy i mean, it wasn't BAD, but it can't keep up with the first by far :/ 2y
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HeatherBlue
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Reading in the park 💚

ReaperOfTerrasen I‘m so very ready for the next one. 2y
HeatherBlue @ReaperOfTerrasen Same here! November needs to hurry up! 🤣 2y
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Genstl3
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Can‘t get enough of this story, still no end in sight. It leaves on a cliff hanger with the 4th book out in dec. 2020. It has some unexpected twists and I love that this story is keeping me on my toes.

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MicrobeMom
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Doing a little deck reading tonight in the beautiful weather!

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MicrobeMom
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#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl
“You love too much, my king.”

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Skeeterisme
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Ready for the next one, please

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CaitlinSiem
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I enjoyed the third installment of this series. I didn‘t love Elias‘s storyline as much this time around but the other two storylines kept things interesting.

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BookishBelle
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Honestly, this was between a pick and a so-so for me. I decided on pick because I didn‘t reread the first two before I read this one and I feel like some of my confusion stemmed from that (and my super busy life lately).

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amsu311
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#Goodreads2019ReadingChallenge

I pity all the characters. Even the Commandant and the Nightbringer. Everybody has their sadness.

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sgornick
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Now I‘m just mad that there‘s a whole other story to read and it‘s not released yet. 😭

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js0315
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Mehso-so

Not quite as good as the first two.

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Catsandbooks
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1. Tagged. I don't want to rush through the series and then have it be over. Also I heard there's a 4th book coming!
2. The Handmaids Tale. I rarely reread.
3. Around 250 I think. It's always growing.
4. Unbecoming: A Memoir of Disobedience 4⭐️
5. 💕 @AkashaVampie @mklong @Avanders 💕

#wonderouswednesday

AkashaVampie Thanks sweetie for the tag. I need to do this since u are the second to tag me. Haha 3y
Lovesbooks87 Can't wait for The Testaments to come out in a couple of weeks! 3y
Catsandbooks @Lovesbooks87 me too! I'm nervous though that it won't live up to the hype 😬 3y
Eggs Thanks for playing 🤗👏🏻📚 3y
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instalovewithbooks
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Currently buddy reading A Reaper At The Gates (though I keep wanting to say A Reaper Against The Gates for some reason?) and I am truly enjoying it. Best to read with instrumental music! 🖤

AutumnRLS Welcome to Litsy! ❤ 3y
instalovewithbooks Thank you @AutumnRLS and @CoffeeNBooks! 💖💖💖💖 3y
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TheLudicReader Welcome. 3y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺👏🏻 3y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 3y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 3y
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sprainedbrain
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I liked this more than book 2, but I dislike endings that leave me hanging, even in a series. Still, this book moved a lot of different storylines forward and had plenty of action and some delicious tension.

I listen to these books because Steve West is my favorite narrator, and I‘m pretty sure I wouldn‘t care at all about Elias at this point if it wasn‘t for Steve reading his POV. 😍😂

Now to wait almost a year for the next book!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Melissa_J There‘s another book? I was hoping this was a trilogy 😢 3y
sprainedbrain @Melissa_J Yes... I *think* just one more... 3y
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literarymermaid
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I love this whole series! I can't wait for the fourth o e to come out. I. Definitely binging through the first three before I read it. As with the first two books, the world and the story and the characters are just amazing.

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Mentallofilth
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Probably my least favorite of the series to date, though still, I think, worth reading. The Elias stuff just relentlessly bored me; Helene and Laia remain as compelling as ever. Still, when fully a third of a book isn‘t landing for you....

It is a great setting and I‘m jazzed for the final book in the series, but I really hope they find a more compelling third POV character.

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Bookish.Leftist.Auntie
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Character development! Great book, interesting characters.

I cared more about the Blood Shrike story than most of the rest in this one although I did get invested in the Cook's storyline.

Also, I'm hoping the last book will give Keris' full story.

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sarahs.thoughts.on.books
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I like being tortured? Love/Hate with this one. Loved the book, hate the wait. More tears. Yay to the 'ships I've been rooting for since Torch. Laia has grown more confident since the first one; still seems easily persuaded, but finally starting e opinions, and not annoying. The Blood Shrike, why are you so noble. This better pay off in Book 4

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loriCB
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3rd book- possibly last- not a complete finale. Wraps up a number of plots.

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TheBookbabeblog84
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It is really taking me some time to get to the end of this. #reading #unshelf2019 #recentlyacquiredbook

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Bookgoil
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Well I wish I could have stayed up later for the #readathon but I did pretty good with some distractions! Finished three books and made progress in my audiobook and a fourth physical book. almost 11 hours of reading!
Only up early because these dogs annoyed me until I got up lol.
#deweyapril

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elyseh
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I absolutely loved this series highly recommend!!! Have you read it??

thebookishtype15 Ome of my favorites. I cant figure out what I love but I just know that I do. I'm not big on fantasy either. I liked this more than Strange the Dreamer 3y
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TheBookbabeblog84
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Curling up with a new book always helps me to relax. #books #booklover #happiness #reader #reading

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Kristy_K
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If it wasn‘t for The Blood Shrike this would have been a so-so or pan. I wasn‘t a fan of Laia in the last book either and I really struggled with hers and Elias‘ POV this time too. Mainly b/c I didn‘t care. But Helene‘s, nay, The Blood Shrike‘s, POV was full of action, emotion, and a tad of fantasy. I would have preferred this wholly in her POV.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

#ya #fantasy #action

Ashley_Nicoletto I am also a blood shrike lover. 3y
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edennugget
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My first ever audiobook! Definitely wasn't a short one but gosh it was good. A Reaper At the Gates is the third instalment in the Ember Quadrilogy and gives us so much more background to the characters. The relationship development and world-building in Tahir's work is incredible, and I cannot wait for the fourth and final book. I'm sure it'll destroy me like the ending to this did 😭

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edennugget
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My first ever audiobook!

Lauram How did it go? 3y
edennugget @Lauram Amazing!! 3y
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