ARC Book Review-A Promise Of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

July 16, 2016 Loverofromance Book Reviews 9 Comments , , , ,

ARC Book Review-A Promise Of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Book Review-A Promise Of Fire by Amanda BouchetA Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Also in this series: Breath of Fire, Heart on Fire
Series: Kingmaker Chronicles #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on August 2nd 2016
Genres: Fantasy Romance, Mythology
Pages: 448
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
ISBN: 1492626015
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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 Updated

Summary 

Catalina “Cat” Fisha, is a young woman with powerful abilities and is known as the “kingmaker” she is in hiding from anyone that would use her or kill her. While working in a circus of performers, a safe haven for her and has built a solid family and friends she would die for. She is steamrolled by a powerful conqueror, the infamous warrior who overtook a powerful enemy and his sister is the alpha and queen. He is a man with no magic, but was able to defeat powerful leaders with just his sword and army fighting for what is right. He kidnaps Cat when he realizes who she really is and that he needs her. Cat is a fighter and she doesn’t take being kidnapped easily. But soon the explosive chemistry changes how she feels about this man that took her against her will and away from the only people she could ever call family. She develops a strong bond with his men and his family. Cat has forgotten what it is like to genuinely care about someone, but her past could destroy every good thing she has and the man who is honorable and good to the core…

Plot And Story Line

 Whew, what a story this turned out to be. Thanks to Alyssa over at Eater of Books Blog. I truly admired everything about this book, and I love a solid fantasy themed romance and Amanda Brouchet definitely delivered where this book is concerned. Its written in first POV, which isn’t my favorite to read but this definitely worked for me. This story mixes elements of a fantasy world and mytholgy involving the Greeks. I loved this twist and when I first heard about this book, I wasn’t sure how you could mix these two elements successfully, but this author whammed her way through it and wrote a story to remember!! We have our heroine, which its in her POV. I liked seeing this character, her passion and what a fighter she is. Our hero is such a alpha male and I loved him. In fact, I think I liked him way more than all the other characters combined. He has a very strong personality, but he sticks with Cat even when she is quite mean to him at times. I understood the reasons behind it, but I did feel like she goes to far and a bit too violent against him for my taste. Once she meets his family, and their relationship takes a delightful turn, she does tone it down a bit but I still had issues with how she handled certain situations. Now the family of Griffin are all quite intriguing, but the one I loved the most was the youngest sister. She is still a teenager, but her excitment for life was so contagious. I did love the magical themes that we are introduced here. Cat is a woman of power, and I did love seeing how she uses her gifts. Griffin and Cat make a powerful couple (once they overcome certain hurdles in their relationship) and I truly felt an emotional connection to these two.

The Cover 

WOW!!! That is all I can say to it to be honest!!! I just love it so much, the mix of bright colors and the fire like theme!!

Overall View 

A Promise Of Fire is stimulating, powerful, and fully engaging from beginning to end!!! It will keep the reader on their toes!

About The Author Updated

About Amanda Brouchet

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.

  • I would love to try this one, cool cover too

  • Michele H

    Fantasy and Greek mythology together? Count me in! 😉 Nice review on this one!

  • Yay!! I’m so glad you loved this too. It was so much fun and I loved the connection between Griffin and Cat too. I’m excited to see what the author does with them in the future books. Hopefully no separation or drama!
    Great review! 🙂

    • oh thanks Nick!!! I adored the connection between these two especially once Cat gets over her anger with Griffin and accepts them being together. I imagine there will be drama but I hope its where they work together and become a solid team.

  • I had a good time with this one, too.

    • YAY!!! This author did a great job right? I am excited for book two.

  • Eva

    Great review! I think this sounds so good and like the beginning of a great series!!