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As you know from time to time we will share with you some reviews or musings from the “Non Indie” world so here are Gladys’s thoughts on Legacy of Kings (Blood of Gods and Royals #1) by Eleanor Herman
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Title: Legacy of Kings (Blood of Gods and Royals #1)
Author: Eleanor Herman
Published Date: August 18th 2015
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
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 a newcomer…
Katerina must navigate the dark secrets of court life while hiding 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 for her heart 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 Timesbestselling 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.
If you look through my reviews, it’s very rare that I give a bad review. A book would have to lack world building, character development and a certain magic that would ensnare its reader. Legacy of the Kings does NOT lack in any of those categories. It’s the good stuff that (ummmmm) Legend are made of!!
Now this book is loosely based on the teenaged life of Alexander the Great and his rise to power so to speak. You don’t have to know about him to enjoy it and it is a slow upbuild. BUT FAIR WARNING… most historical based fantasy fiction are slow at first, so that they can introduce you to each and every character and bring the world to life. If you enjoy this genre you will enjoy how Eleanore Herman navigates through her novel.
Each character assist in the world building through their own POV and yes it does switch around so be prepared. I do like having the world described to me by the characters and even though there are 4 main characters there are a few more tossed in side characters that add more to the intrigue.
If you like the magic and beauty of Sarah J Maas, Victoria Aveyard and indy author B Lynch (King Callie), you will enjoy the multifaceted YA historical fantasy that Herman has woven.
I give you 4 stars and a tip of my Nerd Girl hat!! I even purchased a 1st edition for my collection. :-)
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