Waiting on Wednesday – The Gates of Hell by Michael Livingston
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.
I loved book 1, The Shards of Heaven, so really excited about this. Especially more Selene!!
The Gates of Hell (The Shards of Heaven, #2) by Michael Livingston
Also by this author: The Shards of Heaven
Published by Tor Books on November 15th 2016
Roman history reinvented: “Grounded in history, mythology, and religion.”—PW on Shards of Heaven
Alexandria has fallen, and with it the great kingdom of Egypt. Cleopatra is dead. Her children are paraded through the streets in chains wrought of their mother’s golden treasures, and within a year all but one of them will be dead. Only her young daughter, Cleopatra Selene, survives to continue her quest for vengeance against Rome and its emperor, Augustus Caesar.
To show his strength, Augustus Caesar will go to war against the Cantabrians in northern Spain, and it isn’t long before he calls on Juba of Numidia, his adopted half-brother and the man whom Selene has been made to marry — but whom she has grown to love. The young couple journey to the Cantabrian frontier, where they learn that Caesar wants Juba so he can use the Trident of Poseidon to destroy his enemies. Perfidy and treachery abound. Juba’s love of Selene will cost him dearly in the epic fight, and the choices made may change the very fabric of the known world.
Gates of Hell is the follow up to Michael Livingston’s amazing Shards of Heaven, a historical fantasy that reveals the hidden magic behind the history we know, and commences a war greater than any mere mortal battle.
9 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday – The Gates of Hell by Michael Livingston”
I’ve never heard of this book of the author and it doesn’t sound like my preference but I really hope you like it when it’s released especially as you liked the first one.
Cool pick – the first book was surprisingly enjoyable. Curious to see what else he can do with the clash of mythologies
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I haven’t read Shards of Heaven, but I know lots of people loved it. I do love historical fantasy, so hopefully I can check these out at some point:-)
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I have’t read any of this series, and while I don’t know if it is actually up my alley, it does sound interesting. I sure hope you love it!
Barb(boxermommyreads) recently posted…Waiting on Wednesday
I so loved No.1 – I really can’t wait to read more from this author.
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Great pick. Book one was really enjoyable, And I’m expecting this next one to be even better.
Wendell recently posted…EAGLE IN EXILE
“The Shards of Heaven” to “The Gates of Hell” – I like the book title sequences XD And I do have a copy of Shards, but haven’t had anytime time at all to read it yet. Which is sad, but I am a HUGE fan of Roman history.
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Yes, I’d love to see what happens!
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I can’t wait for Gates of Hell, Shards of Heaven was a really nice surprise! 😀
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