Review – A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet

December 30, 2016 Review 1

Review – A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet

Catalia "Cat" Fisa is a powerful clairvoyant known as the Kingmaker. This smart-mouthed soothsayer has no interest in her powers and would much rather fly under the radar, far from the clutches of her homicidal mother. But when an ambitious warlord captures her, she may not have a choice…

Griffin is intent on bringing peace to his newly conquered realm in the magic-deprived south. When he discovers Cat is the Kingmaker, he abducts her. But Cat will do everything in her power to avoid her dangerous destiny and battle her captor at every turn. Although up for the battle, Griffin would prefer for Cat to help his people willingly, and he's ready to do whatever it takes to coax her…even if that means falling in love with her.

Title: A Promise of Fire
Author: Amanda Bouchet
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: A Promise of Fire, Breath of Fire, Heart on Fire
Series: Kingmaker Chronicles #1
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: A Promise of Fire, Breath of Fire, Heart on Fire
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source: Publisher
Published: August 2nd 2016
Genres: Fantasy Romance, Mythology, Paranormal Romance, Romance
Pages: 448
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Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
300 Review

A Promise of Fire is an epic tale of Olympian gods, magic, and a very reluctant heroine.

Poor Cat.  Talk about a dysfunctional childhood.  She’s had the misfortune of being raised by one of the most evil people one can imagine.  Somehow she’s managed to hold on to her humanity through it all and to escape.  In her new life, she has forged close alliances and is loved by her friends even though she’s never had a role model for healthy interactions.  When fate catches up with her, it’s not her mother as she’s always feared.  Instead, it’s a handsome, intriguing stranger who drags her from the life she’s made in the circus.  He needs her to help him conquer the world, literally.

Griffin is the ultimate alpha male warlord and yet he’s kind and gentle with Cat and those he loves.  He’s had the exact opposite in life from hers.  His family is intact, loving and supportive.  His team, with one exception, would do anything for him including risk their lives in what promises to be a very hard war.

Somehow Griffin kidnapping Cat isn’t creepy when it’s destined by the gods and you know he’s doing it to save the world from the petty, evil dictators who currently have control.  He never oversteps propriety either even as their attraction grows.

Bouchet creates an amazing world.  She weaves Greek mythology into a highly imaginative setting.  Her description of the people, places and monsters allowed me to see the action and really get to know the characters.  I was completely embroiled in the suspense and enjoyed every minute of the book.  I dove right into the next book because I have to see what the future holds for this group, especially Cat and Griffin.  What great mythic beast(s) must they confront next, how will they conquer the despicable humans who currently rule, what have the gods got planned for this intrepid group, will they all find their happily ever after?

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