Empire of Dust
by Eleanor Herman
Book: Blood of Gods and Royals #2
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pub Date: September 2016
Genre: Young Adult
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.
My Review: I have no idea what happened with this book. I loved the first one, I was excited to dive into this one. It started off well, then it slowed down and stayed that way. But I was still into the story. The details were there and the author knew her stuff.
After a while it finally picked back up, but there was always something that seemed to be missing for me to give it that perfect score. But overall I stilled loved the characters. Watching Alex be in charge, doing what he needs to protect those he cares for. Rebuilding the city. And when his best friend finds a scroll about a destiny, he must make sure no one sees it. Not even Alex. Though it would also be nice if Alex would notice him, their friendship is getting rocky.