Debut Novel "Ember in the Ashes" Draws Comparisons to "Game of Thrones"

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Sabaa TahirAuthor Sabaa Tahir grew up in California's Mojave Desert at her family's motel, with fantasy  novels and comic books for a refuge from isolation.  Later, working nights as a copyeditor at the Washington Post, the countless stories of tragedy and violence inspired her to write "An Ember in the Ashes," a novel set in a fantasy world with echoes of ancient Rome. The characters in this epic novel find hope and love in their quest for freedom from slavery, violence and cruelty.Ember

Tahir's debut novel has been compared to "Hunger Games" and "Game of Thrones" - not too shabby company. It has been reviewed in the New York Times and selected by Amazon as the best Young Adult book for May. And I can tell you, it is a hard book to put down. It has been sold in 24 countries and counting and optioned by Paramount for the director of the "Chronicles of Narnia" films.  If you've ever wondered what it might be like to write a book that takes the world by storm, tune in to Writer's Voices this week to find out!