A Promise of Fire

A Promise of Fire

The Kingmaker Chronicles Series, Book 1

eBook - 2016
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"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 (coming January 2017) Heart on Fire (coming Fall 2017) More praise for A Promise of Fire: "Fantasy romance at its finest!" -Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Charley Davidson series "A sexy, mysterious fantasy that straddles the line between mythic adventure and paranormal sizzle." -Damon Suede, award-winning author of Bad Idea
Publisher: 2016.
ISBN: 9781492626022
9781492626039
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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barbaralouisa
Feb 11, 2018

During the first chapter, I almost thought I was not going to continue on, but I thought, no, give it a bit of a chance - thank goodness I did - this story turned out to be amazing!!! LOVED it!!! Entire series is so extremely worth it. Highly entertaining, especially if you read the whole series.

DBRL_KatieL Jul 10, 2017

I was surprised by the unexpected depth I found in this book. I thought it would be a romance set in a fantasy world, loosely based on ancient Greece-and it is. But is is also the start to what I think will be a great series. The characters all seem well developed, and the plot is not your typical 'I'm powerful but in hiding/he only wanted me for my power but now we are in love but resisting it till we admit it in a dramatic way while facing our greatest enemy together' kinda plot.

I enjoyed this book, for the setting, the story between the two main characters, and the story that will continue though the series.

KateHillier Jun 28, 2017

This not a book I would usually go for. Honestly, I didn't realise it was heavy on the romance and less on the fantasy until I started reading the book since the review didn't mention it. I read it anyway and I actually had a pretty good time reading it. I mean I was more into the fantasy that the romance, some bits sort of made me roll my eyes, but it was a bit of nice light reading with a happy ending (and promise of more conflict to come in other volumes).

romance_nerd Jun 23, 2017

This was a fantastic book with the perfect blend of fantasy and romance and I loved Cat as the narrator. She's sarcastic, tough, and knows how to take care of herself. Lots of great action and interesting characters.

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nidofito
Apr 11, 2017

God, this was so boring. I'm mad at myself for even reading it. Reminded me too much of the Kate Daniels series, and not in a good way.

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ctpete
Feb 05, 2017

Heavy emphasis on romance, of the type I dislike. Female, kidnapped by male for his own purposes, of course falls in love with him. Haven't we gotten over this with "No means no"? Disappointed that this kind of thing was praised by so many.

MichelleShim Oct 05, 2016

I really enjoyed this book. I loved the characters. I got really attached to them and in to their struggles to understand themselves and to learn to trust one another. The world Bouchet created is one we know bits about but she adds her own elements so you can't really predict what she might pull out of her hat. I'm looking forward to the second book!

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martha_w
Aug 10, 2016

This was a really interesting read, overall. It's a hybrid fantasy-romance, and the fantasy world is, in my opinion, really intriguing -- it's based on ancient Greece, and they actually worship the Greek gods (who are real and interfere in the characters' lives in various ways), but it's set in a fictitious country with a complicated political landscape shaped by a bunch of families who are constantly struggling for power. The romance between the hero and heroine is satisfying -- particularly once the hero starts really respecting the heroine's abilities -- and I'm interested enough in the world Bouchet has built to ensure that I'll be reading the next installment.

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