Waiting on Wednesday – Week 142

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It’s to spotlight upcoming books that I’m DYING to get my hands on!

This week’s WoW is:
Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

Imagine a time when the gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn, and in their ashes, empires rise.

Alexander, Macedonia’s sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world but finds himself drawn to newcomer Katerina, who must navigate the dark secrets of court life while hiding her own mission: kill the Queen. But Kat’s first love, Jacob, will go to unthinkable lengths to win her, even if it means competing for her heart with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander’s unmet fiancée, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.

Weaving fantasy with the salacious and fascinating details of real history, New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman reimagines the greatest emperor the world has ever known: Alexander the Great, in the first book of the Blood of Gods and Royals series.

August 25, 2015 ● Goodreads

Um, AN ALEXANDER THE GREAT RETELLING??!?!?!?! YES PLEASE. I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while now, and I can’t WAIT to get my hands on it. And it’s gonna be a series *SQUEEEEE*!

What are you waiting on?


  1. Oh, I am SO excited for this book. Love the cover, and the sound of the book, too!

    Stop by my WoW

  2. Interesting. I've never heard of Eleanor Herman before. Worth checking out?

  3. I just requested this on NetGalley, hopefully they accept my request because this book has so much potential to be such a great read. Awesome pick :)

  4. This one is new to me. It sounds really interesting.I hope you enjoy reading it!
    My WoW

  5. Saw this a few times last week too, sounds great!

    Joana @ The Boundless Book List

  6. This is the first time I hear about this book but it seems really good.
    I'll have to check it out.

  7. Oh wow! I think I want to read this too!

  8. Oh, wow!!! What a cool idea for a retelling!!! Sounds amazing! I definitely want to read this one, too.

  9. this book sounds amazing! I got to meet the author at BEA, and her having a historical nonfiction background, I'm sure she's gonna nail it. Great pick. :)


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