Thursday, June 25, 2015

Name the Fandom: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Name the fandom! I'm sure you've seen this type of post around the blogosphere already, so bear with me and spread the love! I'm slightly late in posting this. Today, we're going to come up with names for the fandom of the amazing An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir!

If you have not read this novel yet, read my review! Read a swoony excerpt, while you're at it! It's totally worth the read, especially now that we know a sequel is in the works :D

Now, on to the naming!

I'm terrible at this:

- Sabaa's Aspirants
- Sabaa's Masks
- Sabaa's Cadets
- Masked Embers
- Sabaa's Embers
- The Aspirants
- The Masks
- The Cadets
- Emberfolk (Hehe)

I really like something with just "Aspirants", like Rachel from A Perfection Called Books stated. What do you think the fandom should be named?

About the Book:

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Book One of the An Ember in the Ashes series
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: April 28, 2015

Official Summary:

Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told.

LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.

When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.

About the Author:

Sabaa Tahir grew up in California’s Mojave Desert at her family’s 18-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother’s comic book stash and playing guitar badly. She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks and all things nerd. Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.


  1. I think I like The Aspirants.. But I saw 'Emberlings' suggested somewhere and I think that one's kinda fun too.

    1. Ooo, Emberlings is a good one! I like that, props to whoever came up with that!

  2. Aspirants sound good, although Masks doesn't sound like a bad idea either!!

  3. Yay :D Awesome post Alyssa. <3 Love your name ideas. I have none yet, as I haven't read the book just yet ;p But soonish :D Thank you for sharing about it sweetie. <3


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