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

A Promise of Fire Book Cover A Promise of Fire
Kingmaker Chronicles #1
Amanda Bouchet
Fiction, Fantasy Romance
August 2, 2016
No, read in order

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.

Val’s Review

Solid Start.

This was a great start to what I hope will be a super decent trilogy.

This is my first (I think) Amanda Bouchet and I was really impressed, actually. The world building was well done and she managed to get it done without the usual first book info dump.

I really like the female MC, Cat, although she does whine a lot and I sometimes wanted to punch her right in her cantankerous mouth. I am a sucker for super powers and/or magic of any kind though, so I’ll let it slide.

I also enjoyed all the Greek Mythology integrated into the story, although I’m not sure how accurate it all is…does Hades really cheat on Persephone? (Ana?) Also, a few other details seem a little hazy in this regard, but I am willing to suspend my misgivings for the sake of the story in this case.

I really need to brush up on my Greek mythology though, yo. I used to know this shit, but apparently the brain only has so much room and I’ve simply read too much smut.

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Anyway, looking forward to book two.
Hope my library has it too since it had this one!

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