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?