The Final Strife (The Final Strife, #1)

by Saara El-Arifi

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The Empire rules by blood

Red is the blood of the elite, of magic, of control.

Blue is the blood of the poor, of workers, of the resistance.

Clear is the blood of the servants, of the crushed, of the invisible.

The Aktibar - a set of trials held every ten years to find the next Ember rulers of the Empire - is about to begin.

All can join but not just anyone can win; it requires great skill and ingenuity to become the future wardens of Strength, Knowledge, Truth and Duty.

Sylah was destined to win the trials and be crowned Warden of Strength. Stolen by blue-blooded rebels she was raised with a Duster's heart; forged as a weapon to bring down from within the red-blooded Embers' regime of cruelty. But when her adopted family were brutally murdered those dreams of a better future turned to dust.

However, the flame of hope may yet be rekindled because Sylah wasn't made to sparkle, she was born to burn.

And it's up to her whether she rules the empire or destroys it.

  • ISBN13 9780008450403
  • Publish Date 23 June 2022 (first published 21 June 2022)
  • Publish Status Forthcoming
  • Publish Country GB
  • Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
  • Imprint HarperVoyager