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Arc Review | Empire of Dust (Legacy of Kings #2)

ALERT!!! Empire of Dust releases next week!! Have you read the first book, Legacy of Kings yet? You’ll definitely want to check out this epic fantasy about one of the most famous men in history, Alexander the Great!

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I loved Legacy of Kings and so I was eagerly anticipating the sequel, Empire of Dust. I absolutely loved the sequel! There is magic, betrayal, murder, attempted murder, a little romance, and a lot of surprises. There were some plot twists that I didn’t see coming and I love that! There were also some unanswered questions and I hate that! I need book three stat!

One thing I love is how Eleanor Herman weaves a lot of factual history into the story. For example, one of the (minor) characters in this story was Artaxerxes, ruler of Persia, who in his youth, murdered eighty of his brothers to win the throne. Hephaestion and Alexander did actually have a close relationship with one another in real life. Just knowing these little facts makes me appreciate how hard it must have been to weave to together this epic fantasy with historical facts.

“This is the most enduring and most magnificent thread in literary weavings both old and new—the indestructible bond of our collective history.” -Eleanor Herman

This book had me turning the pages to see what happened next. It was very disappointing when I had to put it down to go to bed.


Do you love fantasy? Do love history? Do you love historical fiction? You will love this book.

I received an arc copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: 5/5 stars


“For all know that arsenic is the king of poisons, the poison of kings. And queens.”

“I don’t know where I belong.”

“True strength is not hiding who you are,” Kat said once when he was complaining about his leg. “It’s accepting it, and working to improve it if you can.”


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