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



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.

My Review:

Well, to say I enjoyed this book would be a wild understatement. I loved it. LOVED it.

A Promise of Fire is the debut book from Amanda Bouchet and the first in a trilogy. It’s a high fantasy romance that will keep you turning pages well into the night. It’s a little bit Game of Thrones, a little bit Percy Jackson, and a whole lot of sexual tension. And I mean, right from the time Cat and Griffin meet. At the circus, no less. But don’t worry—no creepy clowns!

Startled, I tilt my head back and find him looking down at me, his thundercloud eyes shaded by thick, dark lashes. His eyes flare a heated silver, something shockingly possessive roaring to life in his hooded gaze.

Heat sizzles through me, coiling deep in my belly. My lips part on a silent gasp, and his eyes drop to my mouth. Stark hunger hardens his striking features, and an unexpected thrill skims down my spine. The low sound that rumbles out of him is raw, primal, and utterly male. He looks ready to slam his mouth down on mine.

The sexual tension is ramped up until you’re begging the pages to give you what you want. You’ll love Cat. And Griffin. And all the members of his team. Together they’re like a wisecracking, always-have-each-other’s-backs, Dungeons & Dragons version of The Avengers.

I can’t recommend this book enough. I have a digital version and I’ll be buying two physical copies—one for the keeper shelf and one to loan out to everyone I come in contact with.


Five Loves

Stacey Sig

Book Links:

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About the author:

Amanda Bouchet grew up in New England where she spent much of her time tromping around in the woods and making up grand adventures in her head. It was inevitable that one day she would start writing them down. Drawing on her Greek heritage for the setting and on her love of all things daring and romantic for the rest, her debut trilogy, The Kingmaker Chronicles, took form. She writes what she loves to read: epic exploits, steamy romance, and characters that make you laugh and cry.

A French master’s graduate and former English teacher, Amanda lives in Paris, France. She met her husband while studying abroad, and the family now includes two bilingual children who will soon be correcting her French.

Find out more on her website


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