Review: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

Posted September 2, 2016 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 1 Comment

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Review: A Promise of Fire by Amanda BouchetA Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Series: Kingmaker Chronicles
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on August 2nd 2016
Pages: 448
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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Also in this series: Breath of Fire
Also by this author: Breath of Fire

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.

There is so much to love about this book.  It was everything I could have hoped for and so much more.

The Characters

I loved Cat. She’s feisty, determined, and refuses to let her guard down. Not that I blame her. She had a pretty crappy childhood. She has insecurities and things she is scared of, and I think that made her more relatable.  But I still love the fact that she can completely kick ass.
Griffin is an absolute Alpha male. He’s used to taking what he wants, and not having to explain himself.  He has a kind heart, but is very persistent when it comes to Cat. I do appreciate that he doesn’t push to hard when she lets her wishes be known. He respects her, and that is a great thing!
The secondary characters were pretty fantastic, too.  You could tell their friendship was strong and I hope we get to see more of them in the next book.

The Setting

This book takes place in a Grecian world.  I loved seeing the reference to the Greek gods, and seeing who their champions are.  There are also people who have magic, and those that don’t.  There’s a definite division between the two that I hope comes together throughout the series. I felt like I was in traveling with the characters throughout the land.  And there may be DRAGONS!!!!! Okay, so there are. And I want one!

The Plot

I would tell you… But I’m going to wait until you read it to say anything. I loved it, and the whole insane world. I can’t imagine going through everything these characters go through, especially Cat. And it was interesting figuring out everything that is going on.
Overall, this a book you should add to your TBR. It’s got action, magic, DRAGONS, Greek Mythology, sexy times, and a myriad of fantastic relationships. I’m going to need to sequel ASAP.

About Amanda Bouchet

Award-winning author Amanda Bouchet grew up in New England and studied French at the undergraduate and graduate levels, first at Bowdoin College and then at Bowling Green State University. She moved to Paris, France in 2001 and has been there ever since. She met her husband while studying abroad, and the family now includes two bilingual children, who will soon be correcting her French.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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