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

A Promise of Fire - Amanda Bouchet

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.




There is a reason everyone is talking about this book. It is good. Really Really Good.


It has just the right balance of world building, character development, action, and romance.


You like everyone you are suppose to like and really dislike everyone you are suppose to hate.


It is a fun book with a resilient heroine and a steadfast hero. The world is grand with its mixture of traditional fantasy epic and the greek myths slathered in magic.


This going to be a series where we fall the hero and heroine into the next book. What kept it from being a 5 star for me was that there is a secret that seems so obvious I am mad the hero hasn't figured it out and that the heroine hasn't told him. I am also annoyed that it is going to cause undue drama when it is revealed. The first book could have ended less sequel batity.


But those are quibbles. This is a wonderful reader from a writer who is giving us a gift when she sits down at her computer. And the publisher has done a great job with the exquisite packaging of the book in paperback as well as the devine cover art. Thank you!


I was given this book for my honest review. So, there you have it.