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- September 30, 2016

Sabaa Tahir spins a multifaceted tale

Tahir's "An Ember in the Ashes" series weaves modern-day events with fantasy

by Anna Medina

On a bright day outside of the Starbucks at the Village at San Antonio Center in Mountain View, local New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir nibbled on a croissant, incognito in her oversized sunglasses. She had just recently returned to her Midpeninsula home after a tour for the release of her second book, "A Torch Against the Night" — the much-anticipated sequel to her 2015 young adult fantasy book "An Ember in the Ashes," which debuted at the end of August. Though it's only been a few weeks since her sequel's release, Tahir is already making plans to write two more books in the series, and Paramount Pictures is working on a movie based on her books.

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