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Heart on Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #3) by Amanda Bouchet

Heart on Fire Book Cover Heart on Fire
Kingmaker Chronicles #3
Amanda Bouchet
Fiction, Fantasy Romance
January 2nd 2018
No, read in order

The riveting conclusion to the Kingmaker Chronicles, available January 2018!

Who is Catalia Fisa?
With the help of pivotal figures from her past, Cat begins to understand the root of her exceptional magic, her fated union with Griffin Sinta, and Griffin's role in shaping her destiny.

Only Cat holds the key to unlocking her own power, and that means finally accepting herself, her past, and her future in order to protect her loved ones, confront her murderous mother, and taking a final, terrifying step--reuniting all three realms and taking her place as the Queen of Thalyria.

What doesn't kill her will only make her stronger...we hope.

Val’s Reviews

4.5 Solid Stars

This was an incredibly satisfying ending to a series I really enjoyed.

In this third installment, a lot of questions left by the first two books were finally answered; questions about Cat, questions about the Gods, and questions about stuff I don’t necessarily want to even mention because it would tip you off (and possibly spoil something) by mentioning it so blatantly.

Griffin and Cat are definitely one of my favorite romance couples. They truly are made for each other and I loved that we got three complete books in which to bask in their luuuuurve.

I really liked the way Amanda Bouchet weaved Greek mythology and some of the gods so seamlessly throughout both the foundation and plot lines of this series. I mentioned in my review for book one how something about that bothered me…well, it all makes sense in this book and then some.

I’ve read books depicting the gods before and it can be difficult to include them as characters without either, 1) making them cruel and unrelatable because you don’t want to make them seem weak or inauthentic, or 2) make them totally lame and powerless because you are trying too hard to make them seem more human and relatable.

I personally thought Bouchet managed to perfectly straddle that line of making them both powerful and authentic, but still relatable and actually likeable. Not an easy feat.

I loved all the gods and how they were portrayed throughout this series.

I’ll stop here so I don’t ruin anything for anyone, but I will say this.


I need more of this series so we can find out what happens to the peripheral characters.

You will know exactly what I mean when you read it.
Seriously though. I need to know what happens with Ianthe/Lycheron, Carver/Bellanca, and of course, my Kato.
I hope all those waiting for this one enjoy it as much as I did.