Tuesday, October 04, 2016

REVIEW: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

Book one of The Kingmaker Chronicles.


“Cat” Catalia Fisa lives disguised as a soothsayer in a traveling circus. She is perfectly content avoiding the danger and destiny the Gods—and her homicidal mother—have saddled her with. That is, until Griffin, an ambitious warlord from the magic-deprived south, fixes her with his steely gaze and upsets her illusion of safety forever.


Griffin knows Cat is the Kingmaker, the woman who divines the truth through lies. He wants her as a powerful weapon for his newly conquered realm—until he realizes he wants her for much more than her magic. Cat fights him at every turn, but Griffin’s fairness, loyalty, and smoldering advances make him increasingly hard to resist and leave her wondering if life really does have to be short, and lived alone.

My Review: I have been hearing about this book since before it came out and I have been wanting to read it. However I was not prepared for the awesomeness of it. I had read reviews where they said the main heroine seemed weak to them because she supposedly gave in to the hero with whatever he wanted to do. I didn't find this to be the case at all. She fought him on everything and didn't give in. So they must a read a completely different book from the one I read. I couldn't put this book down and I lived for when I could go home after work and continue to read it.

The thing that really got me was the tension between Cat and Griffin. I was extremely happy when they finally got together at the end of the book. Plus all the problems in the land didn't miraculously disappear at the end. You will fall in love with all of the characters and will want to see them happy. This is intended to be a series and it's treated as such. I'm definitely looking forward to the next in the series.

Rating: 4½ stars out of 5


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