Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Empire of Dust (Blood of Gods and Royals #2) by Eleanor Herman (WOW #16)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!

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.

Empire of Dust releases on June 28, 2016 from Harlequin Teen

So, I'm still not sure about these new covers. The original one for the first book felt so epic fantasy but these new ones, while nice, feel a bit too Historical Fiction, for how epic the series is so far. While I do have characters I couldn't care less about *cough* Jacob *cough* I am really interested to see where all of these characters end up, especially Zofia who's story I sort of felt cheated out of in the first book.

So, what are you waiting for this Wednesday?



  1. I can't wait to read this one either. Such a great title and synopsis. :)

    My WoW post.

  2. I need to start this series. I have a hard time connecting this series due to covers though - they are both so nice but seem like they belong to different series. Great choice and I hope you love it!

  3. This sounds like an awesome series, I'll definitely have to check it out soon!

    Katie @ The Queen of Teen Fiction

  4. YESSSS! This looks amazing, BUT I STILL NEED TO READ THE FIRST BOOK (I'm terrible, I know!) I bought it as soon as it came out yet I still haven't read it. Great pick :)
    Here's my WoW!!

  5. sounds awesome! ive never heard of this series, it seems that i need to get into it soon!

    my wow: https://foxingpages.wordpress.com/2016/04/13/waiting-on-wednesday-the-hidden-oracle-the-trials-of-apollo-1-by-rick-riordan/