An Evening with Sabaa Tahir and Renée Ahdieh

Two favorite bestselling YA authors together for one magical evening!

Sabaa Tahir returns to the Martial Empire in A Reaper at the Gates, the third book in her Ember Quartet. Joining her on our Main Stage is Renée Ahdieh, who concludes her Flame in the Mist duology with the thrilling Smoke in The Sun.

Presentation is completely FREE; priority signing line tickets available with paid online pre-order of either new title (links to books below). Signing line tickets grant the bearer and a friend priority access to the signing line after the event. The authors will sign and personalize all books.

First 20 people to order A REAPER AT THE GATES and SMOKE IN THE SUN will get VIP tickets to attend A SPECIAL MEET & GREET with Sabaa and Renée prior to the main event (6:30pm). Snacks provided. VIP notifications will be sent out by 6/4/18. All tickets after that will be lettered according to signing line priority group (As go first, then Bs, etc). UPDATE: VIP TICKETS SOLD OUT. NORMAL SIGNING LINE TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE WITH PRE-ORDER OF EITHER TITLE.

Join us on our Main Stage as these two dynamic authors and friends talk about their new books, their series, their process, and answer your questions!


A Reaper at the Gates
The highly anticipated third book in #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir's Ember Quartet

Beyond the Martial Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.

Helene Aquilla, the Blood Shrike, is desperate to protect her sister's life and the lives of everyone in the Empire. But she knows that danger lurks on all sides: Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable and violent, while Keris Veturia, the ruthless Commandant, capitalizes on the Emperor's volatility to grow her own power--regardless of the carnage she leaves in her path.

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 in the hunt to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would help 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 demands his complete surrender--even if that means abandoning the woman he loves.

Smoke in the Sun
The highly anticipated sequel to New York Times bestselling Flame in the Mist—an addictive, sumptuous finale that will leave readers breathless from the bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn.

After Okami is captured in the Jukai forest, Mariko has no choice—to rescue him, she must return to Inako and face the dangers that have been waiting for her in the Heian Castle. She tricks her brother, Kenshin, and betrothed, Raiden, into thinking she was being held by the Black Clan against her will, playing the part of the dutiful bride-to-be to infiltrate the emperor's ranks and uncover the truth behind the betrayal that almost left her dead.

With the wedding plans already underway, Mariko pretends to be consumed with her upcoming nuptials, all the while using her royal standing to peel back the layers of lies and deception surrounding the imperial court. But each secret she unfurls gives way to the next, ensnaring Mariko and Okami in a political scheme that threatens their honor, their love and the very safety of the empire.


Sabaa Tahir is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes and its sequel, A Torch Against the Night. She grew up in California's Mojave Desert at her family's eighteen-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.

Renée Ahdieh is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time, she likes to dance salsa and collect shoes. She is passionate about all kinds of curry, rescue dogs, and college basketball. The first few years of her life were spent in a high-rise in South Korea; consequently, Renée enjoys having her head in the clouds. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and their tiny overlord of a dog. She is the author of Flame in the Mist as well as the #1 New York Times bestselling The Wrath and the Dawn and its sequel, The Rose and the Dagger.


To reserve your signing line tickets, click below on EITHER A Reaper at The Gates OR Smoke in the Sun to order your copy today!

Each signing line ticket allows the bearer and one friend priority access to the signing line to meet Sabaa Tahir and Renée Ahdieh. You may get additional signing line tickets by ordering more than one copy of either book (i.e., multiple copies of the same book, or of both). Signing line tickets not available with purchase of any other titles. Tickets will be available for pickup on June 11. We will begin seating at 6pm and seats will be available on a first-come basis. We appreciate your support and encourage you to order backlist titles through us—we're happy to help! Signing line details to be announced shortly: bookmark this page and check back for more information, or call the store at (206) 366-3333.

A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780448494500
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Razorbill - June 12th, 2018

Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the Mist #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524738143
Availability: Backordered
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

An Ember in the Ashes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781595148049
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Razorbill - February 9th, 2016

A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101998885
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Razorbill - August 29th, 2017

Flame in the Mist Cover Image
ISBN: 9780147513878
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Penguin Books - May 8th, 2018

The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780147513854
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Books - April 5th, 2016

The Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780147513861
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 1-5 days
Published: Speak - April 4th, 2017