A Promise Of Fire by Amanda BouchetA Promise Of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

A Promise Of Fire

byAmanda Bouchet

Mass Market Paperback | August 2, 2016

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A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016! An NPR Best Book of 2016!I can say, without a doubt, that A Promise of Fire is going on my keeper shelf? I cannot remember the last time I wanted to both savor and devour a book." - Smart Bitches, Trashy BooksKINGDOMS WILL RISE AND FALL FOR HER? BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP ITCatalia "Cat" Fisa lives disguised as a soothsayer in a traveling circus. She is perfectly content avoiding the danger and destiny the Gods-and her homicidal mother-have saddled her with. That is, until Griffin, an ambitious warlord from the magic-deprived south, fixes her with his steely gaze and upsets her illusion of safety forever. Griffin knows Cat is the Kingmaker, the woman who divines the truth through lies. He wants her as a powerful weapon for his newly conquered realm-until he realizes he wants her for much more than her magic. Cat fights him at every turn, but Griffin's fairness, loyalty, and smoldering advances make him increasingly hard to resist and leave her wondering if life really does have to be short, and lived alone. The Kingmaker Chronicles: A Promise of Fire (Book 1) Breath of Fire (Book 2, coming January 2017) Heart on Fire (Book 3, coming Fall 2017) Praise for The Kingmaker Chronicles "Breath of Fire is a heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure that swept me away. Amanda Bouchet's talent isstriking."-NALINI SINGH, New York Times bestselling author on Breath of FireMore Praise for A Promise of Fire:"I cannot remember the last time I wanted to both savor and devour a book." -Smart Bitches, Trashy Books "An exquisite high-fantasy romance with masterful worldbuilding." -Kirkus STARRED Review"Fantasy romance at its finest! You will fall in love with these delicious characters." -Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Charley Davidson series"Bouchet skillfully melds the genres while crafting a sexy, emotional romance."-Sarah MacLean, The Washington Post"A Promise of Fire made me laugh out loud more than once."-Thea Harrison, New York Times bestselling author of the Elder Races series"
USA Today bestselling author Amanda Bouchet grew up in New England and studied French at the undergraduate and graduate levels, first at Bowdoin College and then at Bowling Green State University. She moved to Paris, France, in 2001 and has been there ever since. She met her husband while studying abroad, and the family now includes tw...
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Title:A Promise Of FireFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 6.88 × 4.19 × 1.24 inPublished:August 2, 2016Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1492626015

ISBN - 13:9781492626015

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Good! I loved this book! 10 out of 10 would recommend for someone looking for some adventure.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Addicting Read Entertaining. Loved the incorporation of Greek gods into an alternate fantasy world. Characters were relatable and easy to love. Very difficult to put down
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excited Enjoyed the book a lot. Definitely now a fan of the author.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A lively story Cat is far more than the circus performer and fortune teller that she appears to be. Turns out, she has skills that exceed even her expectations. She is the Kingmaker, the presumed key to a power struggle about to erupt between her adopted home and the neighbouring kingdoms, and Griffin, the warlord of Sinta, intends to have her on his side. She wants to stay out of it, stay hidden, but others want her for her powers, worst of all her mother wants her back and it not out of parental love. Now add to the mix a number of gods, including Poseidon and Hades and we have a volatile cast sure to bring mayhem to the quietest of towns. The story was a little slow starting while I was getting used to the characters and their world. Once it started picking up speed, it didn't slow and wouldn't let me go. It became a fast paced read that gave me no time to sit back and ponder what had happened because I couldn't wait to see what would be happening next. Cat is a strong female character who grows and learns about herself during the tale. I totally enjoyed the Greek mythology tie ins. It helped to ground the fantasy with something familiar. Families play an important role in both Cat and Griffin's lives, both those families we are born with and those be grow to become part of. This is a lively story with lots of action, but plenty of tender moments as well.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Promising Beginning A couple of positive reviews led me to A Promise of Fire. I wasn't as hooked as other readers were but this was an exotic and intense read. Despite my waning interest, the story had a solid start. For the most part, A Promise of Fire was an interesting book. The beginning was such a thrill with Cat journeying alongside her captors to Sinta. It was fraught with danger and taunt with dramatic and sexual tension. Highly enjoyable. However, the story turned a bit bland and the excitement fizzled out for me after the group arrived at their destination. At that point, the story felt too easy and I was disappointed. Cat is snarky and snappy but she also has a bit of a comedic side. Don't get me wrong, she's fierce and stubborn till the very end but her constant inner monologues were hilarious. Especially when they concern Griffin- she's always mentally chastising herself for noticing him and liking the things he does. She's still absolutely a force to be reckoned with so you don't want to get on her wrong side. The romance in A Promise of Fire was hot. From the very beginning, Cat and Griffin circled each other. She fought hard to resist the attraction between them but anyone can see that it was useless. It was only a matter of time before she succumbed and when she did, they were on fire. Their feelings went surprisingly deep but is so welcome in the face of the negativity that surrounded them. Griffin doesn't seem to know what he's getting himself into by getting involved with Cat but he is an honourable man through and through. I'm a bit baffled at how he can't seem to figure out who she is when the clues were literally everywhere. I guess love really makes a person blind? Once he realizes, will the truth of her identity change them? So I was very happy with the first half of the book until I felt like Cat was hurdling every obstacle too easily. I mean when you have the Gods on your side obviously you're bound to be luckier than others but it made things feel too convenient. I didn't like that and found myself not caring very much for the story anymore towards the end. I will say that I'm interested in continuing the series. I am very curious to find out more about the characters, to witness them carry out their ambitions and accomplish their goals. A Promise of Fire has potential so I wouldn't put it off completely yet.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Promise of Fire Bouchet has created a fantasy with a solidly exciting plot and characters that you love to love (and at times hate). It was a fantastic mix of the everyday and your wildest dreams. My imagination ran wild as the characters travelled through lands and the chemistry of the tale ramped up. Bouchet’s vivid descriptions lend themselves to the in-depth world building that she has woven. There were so many different aspects to this world. It was fascinating and complex. It made the plot even more enjoyable, as I was really able to get into the world as a whole. I absolutely love this mix of fantasy and Greek mythology. It added an extra layer to the tale. Cat and Griffin were a blast to get to know. Griffin’s tough yet caring nature along with his strength and intelligence made him the type of man that you find yourself drooling over in all senses. Cat’s snark and bravery made her easy to like, while her past had me feeling for her. The simultaneous antagonism and chemistry between Griffin and Cat served to heighten the tension and to illustrate the difficult places that they both find themselves in. But Bouchet didn’t stoop with just these two. The rest of the cast was quite well developed and a blast to get to know. They each had a definite role in the story and I felt as if I’d actually met them in person by the end of the novel. This novel was an absolutely breathtaking start to Bouchet’s new series. I know that I can’t wait to see what comes and and I feel that it is a must read for all those who enjoy fantasy romance. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2016-07-12