The stakes couldn’t be higher. Angelo and Eva are hopelessly in love. As the horrors of the war close in on them, they find themselves trapped both by their respective beliefs and by their enemies. Angelo must choose Eva or his religious calling—a calling that will ultimately allow him to save the lives of many. Eva must choose whether to go into hiding or risk her life—and Angelo’s—to protect her people.
The heartbreak is that there is no clear path, no right answer. No matter what Eva and Angelo choose, there will be loss. But the beauty of From Sand and Ash is that we also see what they gain as they desperately fight for survival. We see their hope, not to just hold each other again but to remain steadfast in the face of evil, and their hope for a better world. I ached for Eva and Angelo. Months after finishing the book, I still do.
- Jodi Warshaw, Editor