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Legacy of Kings

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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, Macedon's sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world, but finds himself drawn to a newcomer... Katerina must navigate the dark secrets of court life while keeping hidden her own mission: kill the queen. But she doesn't account for her first love... Jacob will go to unthinkable lengths to win Katerina, even if it means having to compete with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander's unmet betrothed, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters. Weaving fantasy with the shocking details of real history, New York Times bestselling author of Sex with Kings 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.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 160 x 239 x 41mm | 635g
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 0373211724
  • 9780373211722
  • 158,883

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"Legacy of Kings is fantasy just the way I like it: A mingling of history, intrigue, romance, murder, and magic." -Cinda Williams Chima, New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Realms series"An engrossing combination of fantasy and history-readers who love myth and magic will devour it!" -Alex Flinn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beastly and Mirrored"Action and fantasy lovers will gobble it up." -School Library Journal"Thoroughly researched and absolutely modern." -Kirkus"The writing of historical figures such as Alexander the Great in a new way in this story was brilliant. The plot will keep readers interested throughout the whole book and the unique writing style is entertaining." -VOYA"Legacy of Kings is wow! History buffs and fantasy fans won't want to miss out on this mind-blowing new series that's bound to be a huge hit." -San Francisco Book Review"Herman mixes real history with magic, mystery and intrigue, putting the 'epic' in epic fantasy." -Maria V. Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of the Study series"A richly detailed world full of romance, magic, and intrigue. Eleanor Herman blends the historical and fantastical seamlessly in this thrilling YA debut." -Amy Ewing, New York Times bestselling author of The White Rose"A terrific reimagining of one of history's greatest tales. Alexander and his companions and rivals are brought to life in vibrant detail. This is a rich world full of peril and plots and world-shaking adventure."-Arwen Elys Dayton, author of Seeker"Power dynamics abound in Legacy of Kings...rich in court intrigue." -RT Book Reviews
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4,205 ratings
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2 9% (373)
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