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.A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Also in this series: Breath of Fire
Series: Kingmaker Chronicles #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on August 2nd 2016
Genres: Fantasy Romance, Mythology
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.
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.
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!!
A Promise Of Fire is stimulating, powerful, and fully engaging from beginning to end!!! It will keep the reader on their toes!