Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
A Reaper at the Gates
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
170 posts | 118 read | 7 reading | 82 to read
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.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
review
sgornick
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
Pickpick

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

review
js0315
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image
Mehso-so

Not quite as good as the first two.

blurb
Catsandbooks
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

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 2w
Lovesbooks87 Can't wait for The Testaments to come out in a couple of weeks! 2w
Catsandbooks @Lovesbooks87 me too! I'm nervous though that it won't live up to the hype 😬 2w
Eggs Thanks for playing 🤗👏🏻📚 2w
32 likes5 comments
blurb
instalovewithbooks
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

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! ❤ 2mo
instalovewithbooks Thank you @AutumnRLS and @CoffeeNBooks! 💖💖💖💖 2mo
See All 8 Comments
TheLudicReader Welcome. 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺👏🏻 2mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 2mo
15 likes8 comments
review
sprainedbrain
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image
Pickpick

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 😢 2mo
sprainedbrain @Melissa_J Yes... I *think* just one more... 2mo
86 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
feminismandyoga
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image
Pickpick

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.

review
Mentallofilth
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image
Mehso-so

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.

review
SimplyShelia
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image
Pickpick

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.

review
essayareayaitch
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image
Pickpick

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

review
loriCB
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
Pickpick

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

blurb
TheBookbabeblog84
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

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

blurb
Bookgoil
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

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

review
elyseh
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image
Pickpick

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 6mo
60 likes1 comment
blurb
TheBookbabeblog84
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

Curling up with a new book always helps me to relax. #books #booklover #happiness #reader #reading

review
Kristy_K
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image
Pickpick

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. 7mo
53 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
edennugget
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image
Pickpick

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 😭

blurb
edennugget
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

My first ever audiobook!

Lauram How did it go? 6mo
edennugget @Lauram Amazing!! 6mo
1 like2 comments
blurb
Ashley_Nicoletto
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

I was wide awake at 6:20 this morning.

So I read for a while, went grocery shopping, got Starbs, made breakfast, and now I‘m spending the rest of the afternoon finishing up this book.

I‘m about 100 pages from the end and so far this has been such a great end to this series.

Edit: just got to the end and realized this can‘t be the last book only to google it and find out that it‘s a quartet. 😭

Cortg Yeah, I thought it was a trilogy but noticed a 4th book in the works. I just finished the 2nd book and hope to to start the 3rd in a couple weeks! 7mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @Cortg for whatever reason the second book kind of dragged for me and wasn‘t my favorite. I almost didn‘t read this third one, but I‘m glad I did. It was amazing. 7mo
Cortg I loved the beginning and the end. It definitely slowed down a bit in the middle. I have the 3rd book checked out from the library on my kindle but have a book or 2 to get to before so I‘m just gonna keep the wi-fi turned off so it won‘t “disappear” when the loan expires 😂 7mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @Cortg Lol. I had to do the same thing. Plus it‘s long and took me a while to finish. 🤣 7mo
66 likes4 comments
quote
edennugget
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir

'Hope is stronger than fear. It is stronger than hate.'

quote
edennugget
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir

'I wonder if my entire life will be a series of moments in which I realise I'm an idiot, long after I can actually do anything about it.'

quote
edennugget
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir

'Strange how monsters can reach from beyond the grave, as potent in death as they were in life.'

quote
edennugget
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir

'The cruelest anger comes from the deepest pain.'

blurb
Ashley_Nicoletto
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

True life: I can‘t eat take out anymore and the hotel I‘m staying in this week has a grocery store across the street.

Hello dinner. 😍

Side note: that sweet swelling in my foot/ankle is called I got hook worms in my foot six years ago on a camping trip and none of my doctors had seen it or new how to treat it. My lymph system will never be the same again in that leg. 🙄

umbrellagirl Breakfast for dinner is always a good call! 7mo
MicheleinPhilly WTF??? Has it been swollen like that for 6 years? 7mo
CouronneDhiver Yummy! 7mo
See All 7 Comments
Ashley_Nicoletto @MicheleinPhilly It used to be worse. This is WAY better. For years it was swollen so badly it hurt constantly. My doctor suggested regular exercise. Which I was pretty eye rolly about but has really helped. But the swelling never goes completely down. The infection was so bad at the time. It was very disgusting. 7mo
mcipher Oh that sucks - I have a messed up knee from a horse falling in me, but you win for gross. 😆😕 Good that if you have to travel so much, you at least have options that aren‘t takeout! 7mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @mcipher gah. A messed up knee is in my top fears list. I love running and I cannot imagine not being able to do it. How did a horse fall on you?! 7mo
mcipher It‘s not that bad - it‘s just lumpy and weird, but it doesn‘t stop me from doing anything. He got super excited and reared and lost his balance. It was actually pretty hilarious! 7mo
70 likes1 stack add7 comments
blurb
Ashley_Nicoletto
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

Another book another hotel night.

And yes, that is a glass shower that looks into the room.

I‘m in a terrible reading slump. Please let this be the answer.

BookishMarginalia Some of these hotel designs are just baffling. I once stayed in a hotel in Switzerland where the bathtub and sink were literally back to back with the bed. 🤔 7mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @BookishMarginalia 🤣🤣 That‘s crazy. I walked in and was like well... I guess the shower and bathroom are glass. Surprises everywhere you look. 7mo
mcipher Crazy! I hate the hotel showers that only have glass half doors. You always get water all over the floor. It‘s such a stupid design. Hope you got to travel someplace good for work! 7mo
See All 10 Comments
CouronneDhiver I‘ve stayed in a room like that before... the toilet, at least, was in a separate space. Super unromantic otherwise. Lol 7mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @CouronneDhiver the toilet has a frosted glass wall in front of it. 🤣🤣🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 7mo
CouronneDhiver Ha! Good gracious. 🤦🏽‍♀️ 7mo
DannyHattan If you haven‘t already read it The Wheel of Time will pull you out and absorb half a year of your life 😂🤗 7mo
AlaMich @CouronneDhiver So have I...It was uh, interesting. 7mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @DannyHattan I haven‘t read it. I can‘t get myself to take the leap. The books are just so long. Is it really that good? 7mo
DannyHattan If you like fantasy books and in particular epic fantasy then your in for a treat. I wish I was starting it for the first time again 🥺😂😂😂 7mo
74 likes10 comments
blurb
Caffeinated_Reader
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

Going to finish this series finally 🙌🙌🙌 book 13 of my year 📚🤓

Caffeinated_Reader Omg that ending though 🤯🤯🤯

That was so intense and brutal and extremely marvelous. I loved this world so much. I am so happy I read this series. I wish there was 3 more books.
7mo
6 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Loric
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image
Pickpick

Not my favorite book in the series, a bit slower, but loved the character development... now to wait for book 4. The audio of this series is amazing.

blurb
ladyshmelton
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

Thank goodness for audiobooks to make the mindless tasks of teaching go by a little quicker! #TeachersofLitsy #audiobookstotherescue

review
Stephaniereads1
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image
Pickpick

Book 4 of the readathon complete! #24in48

blurb
Stephaniereads1
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

So close. I hope you are all doing well. I‘m tired but I got this. #24in48

RadicalReader @Stephaniereads1 you will do wonderfully there is honestly no better way to dive into reading than to surround and immerse yourself in books 8mo
Stephaniereads1 Thank you. I‘m definitely surrounded! 8mo
allthingskayla I‘m at 21 hours and 25 minutes. I took a break because I need to talk to my grandmother on the phone. 8mo
71 likes3 comments
review
PaulaNovotna
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image
Pickpick

A bit slower paced than its predecessors but still intriguing and utterly amazing in the way the story is built and how the world changes based on characters actions and decisions. I always appreciate when the characters evolve and grow stronger. Sabaa Tahir achieved just that and more in her books. The mental progress of the characters was believable and I was able to imagine doing just the same had I been put in their stead.

quote
PaulaNovotna
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

Curse this world for what it does to the mothers, for what it does to the daughters. Curse it for making us strong through loss and pain, our hearts torn from our chests again and again. Curse it for forcing us to endure.

review
jmtrivera
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image
Pickpick

I'm not sure I was as enthralled by this volume of the series as I was by the previous books. All the protagonists are on different courses. Without their interaction, a lot of the story is in their heads, which slows things down. Still, the characters are as awesome and badass as ever, and the books continue action-packed. I'm not sure how I'm going to hold on until the final volume.

review
Rissalee
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image
Pickpick

The ember in the ashes series I happened upon by mistake. I spent way too much on it in an airport bookstore on my way to see my finance, but I was desperate for something to read for my 3 hour layover and 2 hour flight. Although they are young adult and easy to read they are also filled with challenging new words and compelling stories. I couldn‘t get the characters or their stories out of my head. 10/10 would recommend. #amazingbook #10/10

BooknerdsLife I've heard a lot of good things about this series, think I'll give it a go this year 🤓🤔 8mo
Rissalee You definitely should! I thought it was an amazing series and I‘m itching for the next book to come out 😫 8mo
2 likes2 comments
blurb
MartinaLove
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

My favorite books of 2018! 📚📖

blurb
Rissalee
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

Good book, coffee, and a fluffy blanket... what a great way to start out the morning. I‘m currently devouring the third book of the ember in the ashes series (reaper at the gates) and having great success with my New Years resolution to #readmore

4 likes1 stack add
review
TheBookKeepers
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image
Pickpick

I ❤️this series, but this book was my least fav so far. A lot of world building took place-which I think is setting up the next to be pretty epic. But,it just moved a little slower for me. Also I really want more chapters w/ the Night Bringer POV! But Sabaa creates rich scenery & multifaceted characters so it‘s hard to still not enjoy reading her stuff. PS her recent IG posts have me super concerned for my fav characters in the final installment😬

AutumnRLS This series is on my Christmas wishlist / TBR! 9mo
TheBookKeepers @AutumnRLS I hope you get it!! I really loved book 1 & 2 and really excited for book 4! 9mo
102 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
GrilledCheeseSamurai
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

I totally forgot today was the day I got my audible credit! I've been itching to start this 3rd book! 1 & 2 we're phenomenal so I definitely have the excite for this one. 🤗

Heideschrampf Yepp, i keep meaning to get the razorlight edition 9mo
59 likes1 comment
review
Slajaunie
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image
Pickpick

It was a decent book. The ending was unexpected. I wonder if there will be another or is this it?

Jen_Reads I feel like I‘ve seen it on her instagram that there‘s going to be a fourth book. 9mo
Slajaunie @Jen_Reads Thanks! 9mo
thevictoriousone Yep! There will be a 4th. I really loved this one. Helene is my favorite character. 9mo
75 likes3 comments
blurb
Slajaunie
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

1. Well I pulled the tile off the walls in my bathroom because it was plastic and I hated it. I have yet to do anything else to it.
2. Home alone!! Read and drink 🍷 ☕️
3. Sugar
4. “Westmore and More”
5. @shenanigan913 @thevictoriousone
#friyayintro
@howjessreads

blurb
mangokittty
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

Curled up in bed ready to start this. So excited because I‘ve loved the others! 💖💖

GrilledCheeseSamurai I get my free audible credit on the 10th of this month and this book is what I'm spending it on. 🤗 9mo
mangokittty @GrilledCheeseSamurai I don‘t think you‘ll regret it. I loved it! 9mo
52 likes3 stack adds2 comments
review
hipney
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image
Pickpick

So good

20 likes1 stack add
blurb
Slajaunie
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

1. My precious Coco Girl!
2. The ocean
3. Pasta
4. Reading
5. Nope

@MinDea
#Humptydaypost

britt_brooke 💚🐾 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage “You will pet me. You will pet me. Now. Here.” 10mo
Mimi28 “snuggles please!”” 10mo
MaGoose Ok, you've been reading long enough. Now it's my turn. 10mo
85 likes4 comments
blurb
Claireluana
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

Holiday weekends mean sneaking in some time to read!!! Finally starting this beauty! Happy Thanksgiving all! Hope you spend your day doing something that brings you joy and gratitude.

25 likes1 stack add
blurb
Slajaunie
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

Change in plans. Going to start this instead of the pictured book.

82 likes4 stack adds
blurb
ReviewsMayVary
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

This was an irresponsible trip to the library. At least it‘s not actual crack, I guess.

review
sarahgreatlove
Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image
Pickpick

This is book 3 in a series of 4, I have loved the other 2 books and I did love this one also, I just was a bit lost to start: once book 4 arrives I think I‘ll do a re-read of the first 3 beforehand in order to orientate myself better. These books are set in a fantasy world which is resembling the Roman Empire but in the desert with magic and ghosts and stuff, they are very grim in places but the characters have depth and heart. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

review
Purrsistently
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
Pickpick

Beloved. 😭😭😭😭😭😭

tracey38 Yes, I loved this series!! 11mo
62 likes1 comment
quote
NovelsandWaffles
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

“You are all that holds back the darkness.”

1 like1 stack add
blurb
JhenPlanstoRead
A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
post image

I'm here for Helene-- poor, poor Helene. If you've been in love with the series thus far, there's no reason to believe you won't love this one too.

2 likes1 stack add