Published: August 18th
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
How it came into my possession: bought
“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.”
My Gif Reaction to the book:
Ever since I heard about this a while ago, I knew I’d love it. An author who knows her history writing a historical fantasy novel? That’s right up my alley.
The characters were done with so much detail. Even though there were about 5 main characters, Eleanor did a wonderful job of making sure each character was well known and was spotlighted.
My favorite character was Kat. I loved how she was so brave and amazing throughout the novel.
And THAT ENDING!!!! I need book two. It’s not even funny how much I need it. Hopefully I can snag an arc at Bookcon or BEA if I go next year.
The plot progressed nicely. It flowed together easily so it was east to tell who’s voice it was, or who we were focusing on, in each chapter.
This book is a new favorite!!!!!!!
“Weakness, he has learned, isn’t in the arm or the leg or the back. Weakness is in the mind.”
My Rating: 5/5 Hot Aliens
About Eleanor Herman
Eleanor Herman is a historian with a witty sense of writing. She believes that history is fascinating and that it shouldn’t be presented in such a boring way. She travels around the world learning the history for her next novel. She’s fluent in four languages which helps with her research. Eleanor currently resides in McLean, VA.