Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Empire of Dust (Blood of Gods and Royals #2) by Eleanor Herman

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting.  I've picked another sequel this week.  Last year I was lucky enough to get an ARC to the first book in the series, Legacy of Kings, and I LOVED it!  I have been patiently or maybe somewhat impatiently waiting and hoping and wishing for an ARC of this second book to match my first ARC, but haven't received it yet.  :-(  If you  have it and would be willing to trade, you can go to my Have You Seen This post and see if I have anything you'd trade for.  Anyway, here is the blurb from Goodreads for this book and I'm sure you can see why I'm so excited!

In Macedon, war rises like smoke, forbidden romance blooms and ancient magic tempered with rage threatens to turn an empire to dust

After winning his first battle, Prince Alexander fights to become the ruler his kingdom demands—but the line between leader and tyrant blurs with each new threat.

Meanwhile, Hephaestion, cast aside by Alexander for killing the wrong man, must conceal the devastating secret of a divine prophecy from Katerina even as the two of them are thrust together on a dangerous mission to Egypt.

The warrior, Jacob, determined to forget his first love, vows to eradicate the ancient Blood Magics and believes that royal prisoner Cynane holds the key to Macedon's undoing.

And in chains, the Persian princess Zofia still longs to find the Spirit Eaters, but first must grapple with the secrets of her handsome—and deadly—captor.

New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman entwines the real scandals of history with epic fantasy to reimagine the world's most brilliant ruler, Alexander the Great, in the second book of the Blood of Gods and Royals series.


Doesn't it sound like it's going to get even  more twisted and awesome?  I just loved the first one and all the different twists and turns it took with the bits of history that it covers.  

So, what book are you eagerly awaiting this week?

34 comments:

  1. Legacy of Kings was one of my most anticipated releases at the end of last summer. Why I haven't read it yet is beyond me but seeing this makes it stand out much more on my shelves! I won't read the synopsis for the sake of spoilers but I'm excited about this, too! Great feature, and thanks for bringing it to my attention!

    Jessie Marie Reads - My WoW

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    1. I had an ARC of Legacy of Kings and loved it so much! I think once you pick it up, you won't be able to put it down! And will be as excited about this second one as I am. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I was so incredibly hyped for Legacy of Kings but I STILL haven't read it yet and I have no idea why! Maybe I'll read it soon because it all sounds so freaking awesome!
    Here's our WoW!

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    1. You're the second person to comment that they haven't read the first one, even though they were very excited for it! You totally need to read it, it is awesome! I felt it was a very original story. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Sounds intense, and probably not for me...but I hope you love it! Here's mine: “IT ENDS WITH US”

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    1. It is a very intense story so far. And I can't wait to read it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. This doesn't sound like my type of read. I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as you did the first one.
    My WoW

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    1. I can say that it would not be for everyone, there were definitely some parts that made it not such a historical fiction, but more fantasy. But I loved it! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. I really want to read Legacy of Kings and my library just got it in so I may put it on reserve. I am really loving this cover and hope it's something I enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You definitely should! I loved the first one. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. New to me series but it sounds really interesting and I am going to check it out!!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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    1. You definitely should, it is one I really enjoyed the first part. Thanks for returning the stop!

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  7. I still need to read book 1 but this one sounds amazing! Plus, it has a gorgeous cover <3
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
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    1. I really like the cover of this second book even better than the first one! Thanks for returning the stop!

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  8. This is a new series to me, but it sounds pretty cool! Hope the book is as awesome as it sounds! Thanks for sharing (:

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    1. It is very unique and was so good I could barely put it down to do anything else! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I can't wait to read this one as well! I liked the first book (though I gave it three stars). I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous week, Lisa. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Wow, only 3 stars? I wonder what aspect caused you to kind of grade it down. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for an ARC, but it hasn't arrived yet. :-( Thanks for returning the visit!

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  10. This one sounds awesome! That could be because I am a history teacher.

    My Swoon

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    1. Even though the history is not completely true, obviously the fantasy and magic stuff, there is enough in there to make it intriguing. You should check the series out if you haven't yet! Thanks for visiting!

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  11. Don't know the series but it does have that twisted sound to it. I so love your wiener banner! My Hershey dog would approve and fit right in.

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    1. It definitely had some twisted parts to it. Thanks! Although at some point I'll be switching the banner to a new one I had made that has my current wiener dogs along with the one above on there! I love the name Hershey! :-)

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  12. Looks like a good historical. Fun way to learn a bit of history.

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    1. It has some intriguing historical bits mixed in with some magical fantasy, but the history is very fascinating! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. I love the sound of this one - I'll have to go and check out No.1.
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    Lynn :D

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    1. You definitely should! Thanks for visiting!

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  14. I haven't heard of this series but it sounds good. I hope you get the ARC that you are looking for. Enjoy!

    Carole @ Carole's Random Life

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    1. I've not received it yet, but still have my fingers crossed and have been praying to the goddess of ARCs! :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Great pick Lisa! I haven't read Legacy of Kings yet, but I heard great things about it. I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance too read it. Finger crossed that you received the arc soon! Here is my WOW for this week http://katibookaholicrambligreview.blogspot.com/2016/04/waiting-on-wednesday-32-queen-of-blood.html

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    1. The first one was so great and unique! Hope you can try it soon. Thanks for visiting, and I'll be sure to check out your WOW as well!

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  16. I haven't read the first one yet, although I've had it in my bookshelf since itäs release. I'll definitely need to read it asap. And I hope you get to read, and enjoy, this soon. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW earlier. :)

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    1. You should pick it up soon, it was so good! Although you can wait and then just read the two right in order. :-) Thanks for returning the stop!

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  17. I don't think I have any on my radar right now. This one sounds wonderful. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. I loved the first one, and I can't wait to get back to the world.

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