Avatar: The Last Airbender meets Gladiator in the first book in this epic fantasy duology in which two warriors must decide where their loyalties lie as an ancient war between immortals threatens humanityA??from Sara Raasch, the New York Times bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes series, and Kristen Simmons, acclaimed author of Pacifica and The Deceivers. Perfect for fans of An Ember in the Ashes, And I Darken, and The WinnerA??s Curse.
Ash is descended from a long line of gladiators, and she knows the brutal nature of war firsthand. But after her mother dies in an arena, she vows to avenge her by overthrowing her fire god, whose temper has stripped her country of its resources.
Madoc grew up fighting on the streets to pay his familyA??s taxes. But he hides a dangerous secret: he doesnA??t have the earth godA??s powers like his opponents. His elemental gift is something elseA??something that hasnA??t been seen in centuries.
When an attempted revenge plot goes dangerously wrong, Ash inadvertently throws the fire and earth gods into a conflict that can only be settled by deadly, lavish gladiator games, throwing Madoc in AshA??s path. She realizes that his powers are the weapon her rebellion needsA??but Madoc wonA??t jeopardize his family, regardless of how intrigued he is by the beautiful warrior.
But when the gods force MadocA??s hand, he and Ash uncover an ancient war that will threaten more than one immortalA??it will unravel the world.