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Eleanor Herman

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New York Times best-seller Eleanor Herman's new non-fiction book, The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul, is set to come out in June 2018. Think royal palaces were beautiful places to live? Think again!

Herman offers a rare combination of skills for a historian – her research is intensely scholarly, yet she writes the story in a colorful, witty manner. “History is so fascinating that it never has to be presented in a boring way,” she explains. “These were flesh and blood people, just like you and me, facing war and plague, falling in love, living among splendid art and gut-wrenching poverty. Sometimes people ask me if I plan to write novels. And I say, with all the things that really h
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Eleanor Herman Legacy of Kings Book One will come out in September of 2015. Now I am working on Book Two, to come out in September 2016 and a novella to come out…moreLegacy of Kings Book One will come out in September of 2015. Now I am working on Book Two, to come out in September 2016 and a novella to come out some time in between.(less)
Eleanor Herman I have been writing non-fiction history for years--mostly Renaissance to the present--but I know so much about the ancient world I really wanted to…moreI have been writing non-fiction history for years--mostly Renaissance to the present--but I know so much about the ancient world I really wanted to use that heretofore useless knowledge. I mean, I was always a great hit at cocktail parties with my charming little stories, but it is nice to turn that into a career. Alexander the Great changed so much, created so many possibilities, achieved so much. He was like a meteor streaking across history. What was he like at sixteen? Legacy is the answer.(less)
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Chapter 2

He is nothing but sweat and heat and movement. Sand sprays into his eyes as Hephaestion throws him to the ground, but he catches himself, grit digging into his palms. Alexander quickly flips himself upright. Sitting on bales of hay, their friends Telekles and Phrixos cheer loudly.
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