Waiting On Wednesday: Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases that we're excited about! It's a fun way to share with others the books that you're eagerly awaiting to be released and you are excited about. This week's pre-publication that "I-Can't-Wait-To-Read" selection is:

Legacy of Kings   
by Eleanor Herman
Series: Blood of Gods and Royals 
On Sale: August 18, 2015 
Juvenile Fiction 
Fantasy & Magic
Harlequin TEEN 
Hardcover, 432 pages

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 newcomer Katerina, who must navigate the dark secrets of court life while hiding her own mission: kill the Queen. But Kat’s first love, Jacob, will go to unthinkable lengths to win her, even if it means competing for her heart with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander’s unmet fiancée, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.

Weaving fantasy with the salacious and fascinating details of real history, New York Times bestselling author 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.
Summary from Goodreads.

A mix of fantasy and history used in a retelling of Alexander the Great - you know, the guy whose legends are so mixed with historical fact - that  it's like reading something out of a fantasy book. Alexander is the male counterpart to the vixen Cleopatra! I so want to meet these characters. Deadly Spirit Eaters, rich settings, danger and romance - Yes, Please!