Eleanor Herman is a New York Times bestselling author of several highly acclaimed works of nonfiction, including Sex with Kings, Sex with the Queen, Mistress of the Vatican, and King Peggy. Eleanor is also a frequent commentator in the media about royal scandals and has hosted episodes for The History Channel’s show Lost Worlds. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Eleanor graduated with a degree in journalism from Towson University, studied languages in Europe, and worked for NATO’s Nations & Partners for Peace magazine. Fascinated since childhood by the ancient world, she has visited most of the well-known sacred sites, palaces, and arenas still in existence, from Homer's Troy to the great temples of the oracles. She lives in McLean, Virginia, with her husband and four very dignified cats. Legacy of Kings is her first novel.