Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Empire of Dust

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine and is a fun way to see what books other bloggers just can't wait to get their hands on!

Blood of Gods & Royals #2
Eleanor Herman
YA Historical/Fantasy
Releases June 28th from Harlequin Teen

From Goodreads:
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.

I have a feeling this series is one that's best experienced in binge-reading fashion, so while I haven't yet read the first book, I'm still really looking forward to diving into this series as a whole. With the various POV's and the rich historical and fantasy elements, I know I'm going to want as little time as possible in between books to help me keep track of everything, so as soon as this bad boy is out in June I'm going to get my grabby hands on the first one and read them back to back.

Also, though I haven't met Zofia yet, I have to admit to being most intrigued by her plotline and the mention of this handsome and deadly captor. I feel either an antagonistic and/or forbidden romance coming on and I'm all for either of those!



  1. series sorry, too soon and French is coming out lol

  2. I wonder, but if they are not sticking to real historical facts then I get angsty

  3. Jenny, you always put on my radar new to me intriguing books. But I prefer to start series when all installments are released, so looking forward to your binge read updates in June.

  4. I love this cover. I wasn't a big fan of the first book, but I hope you'll love this series, Jenny! :)

  5. Oh nice! Seeing this one a lot lately, but not sure I've heard of the first book.

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. I DNFed the first so I'll be hitting you up when you read both book so you can spoil eveything for me and tell me what happens, because I'm curious but cannot be arsed to back to reading!

  7. This genre is one of my favs so I think this will be a must for me as well Jenny!

  8. Seems adventurous. I haven't started this series but I'm feeling motivated now after seeing this cover and blurb. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  9. Oh this sounds good! I'll have to look up the first one!

  10. Oh, this is my WOW next week, lol! I hope you enjoy book one as much as I did, Jenny. I can't wait for Zofia to be a bit more of the focus and traveling to Egypt as well. Enjoy your reads!! :)

  11. I can't even recall the first book. Fail. Love the key on the cover.

  12. Oh I do like binge reading. :) I haven't read the first one either but it does sound like something I would enjoy. Brilly pick!

  13. I love a good binge-reading series! You'll have to let me know if this winds up being as good as it sounds, Jenny!

  14. This sounds amazing! It doesn't sound like my thing, but I may try it!

  15. I've been trying to hold off on books so I don't have to wait so long between releases. Especially with this genre.

  16. Hmm, I am quite anxious to see if these deliver Jenny. Don't wait to long to read them :)