Welcome to our stop on the Empire Of Dust tour for Eleanor Herman. This tour is hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.
Empire Of Dust
Author: Eleanor Herman
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: June 28 2016
Review Source: Harlequin Teen
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.
Legacy of Kings. Empire of Dust. Alexander wants to prove that he is fit to be king. Heph wants to prove that he is still Alex's right hand man. Kat wants to kill the queen. Zofia isn't sure what to believe or if she can even trust her feelings anymore.
It's been a year long wait for this sequel - and in the book it picks up a little bit after where the last one ended. Jumping back into this world was so easy, and such an enjoyable ride for myself. I couldn't stop flipping the pages, I couldn't stop getting deeper and deeper into this world.
All the relationships that you will start rooting for. I am still a firm believer that Heph and Kat were meant to be together. Empire of Dust almost forces them to get together - in a good way - but they're to proud to admit their feelings for one another....well....one of them is.
Zo's relationship though. This concrete relationship that Legacy Of Kings set up for her, and made us root for, gets uprooted and leaves you wondering what just happened. Yet you're still secretly cheering for it. Even with the given evidence that she really just needs to move on.
The action and adventure that Empire Of Dust takes you on, it made me want to join Alexander's men on the battlefield. And Alex, you can't help but feel bad for him. You feel that he needs someone to be there for him. And then - surprisingly - a character comes to his aid....just not in the way anyone would have expected. In all seriousness I'm okay with this though. I don't want to give anything away, but I really liked this little twist.
The twists that liter this book will have you gripping the book in your hand, gasping, dropping your book and staring into nothingness as you comprehend what just happened. The first half of the book everything goes basically how you assume it's going to go. And then there's some bits and pieces towards the end that leave you speechless and sitting there going, but wait. The character's stories were so intricately woven into one another while being so spread apart. And that I loved. You'd find out a bit about Kat's path while you were reading Cyn's path, and vice versa. And that's when the twists come, that's when you get the curve ball before the character themselves even knows what's hit them.
And for that, I loved the book. And I cannot wait for the next one.
2 winners will receive a paperback of LEGACY OF KINGS & a hardcover of EMPIRE OF DUST, US Only.
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