an ember in the ashes

Author: Sabaa Tahir

Publisher: Razorbill

446 pages

The field of battle is my temple. I mentally chant a saying my grandfather taught me the day he met me, when I was six. He insists it sharpens the mind the way whetstone sharpens a blade. The swordpoint is my priest. The dance of death is my prayer. The killing blow is my release.

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