EMPIRE OF DUST
Adult and teen Game of Thrones fans will appreciate the complexity of relationships and detailed magic that define this finely crafted fantasy world, with historical figures who jump from the page as they face the temptations of power, boundaries of loyalty and challenges of impossible love.
Heph is struggling with the strain on his relationship with Alex while dealing with his feelings for Kat, along with the solitary knowledge of a prophecy that could harm them all. As Heph and Kat travel to Egypt on a mission to make a military alliance for Alex, Alex must lead Macedon into battle with the Aesarians without his best friend at his side. While guarding an imprisoned Cyn, Jacob discovers a truth about himself that works against all he is fighting for. (HARLEQUIN TEEN, Jul., 384 pp., $19.99, ISBN: 9780373211920, HC, 14 & Up)