A USA Today Bestseller
" Breath of Fire is a heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure. Amanda Bouchet's talent is striking."--NALINI SINGH, New York Times bestselling author
SHE'S DESTINED TO DESTROY THE WORLD...Read more...
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A USA Today Bestseller
"Breath of Fire is a heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure. Amanda Bouchet's talent is striking."--NALINI SINGH, New York Times bestselling author
SHE'S DESTINED TO DESTROY THE WORLD...
BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT
"Cat" Catalia Fisa has been running from her destiny since she could crawl. But now, her newfound loved ones are caught between the shadow of Cat's tortured past and the threat of her world-shattering future. So what's a warrior queen to do when she knows it's her fate to be the harbinger of doom? Everything in her power.
Griffin knows Cat is destined to change the world--for the better. As the realms are descending into all-out war, Cat and Griffin risk sacrificing everything they've fought for. Gods willing, they will emerge side-by-side in the heart of their future kingdom...or die trying.
The Kingmaker Chronicles:
A Promise of Fire (Book 1)
Breath of Fire (Book 2)
Heart on Fire (Book 3, coming January 2018)
"Bouchet sets the bar for high-concept fantasy romance. Simply brilliant."--Kirkus, STARRED Review
" Bouchet's] world-building reaches new heights . . . a] page-turning addition to the series."--Booklist, STARRED Review
"Bouchet ramps up the excitement . . . with high-intensity passion; adrenaline-fueled battles of wits, magic, and might; a host of magical creatures; and enough politics and world-shaking to keep readers eager for the final volume."--Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review
Readers are raving about the Kingmaker Chronicles
"Give this to your Game of Thrones fans."--Booklist STARRED Review for A Promise of Fire
"Loved it "--ELOISA JAMES, New York Times bestselling author
"Utterly breathtaking "--DARYNDA JONES, New York Times bestselling author
"Masterful worldbuilding."--Kirkus STARRED Review
"Absolutely fabulous."--C.L. WILSON, New York Times bestselling author of The Winter King
"Easily my favorite book of 2016 "--Bookriot
"I think you all should just go read it now."--Smexy Books
"Simply awesome "--The Romance Reviews
- ISBN-13: 9781492626046
- ISBN-10: 149262604X
- Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
- Publish Date: January 2017
- Page Count: 448
- Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds
Series: Kingmaker Chronicles #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-11-28
- Reviewer: Staff
Bouchet ramps up the excitement in her second Kingmaker Chronicles fantasy romance (after A Promise of Fire) with high-intensity passion; adrenaline-fueled battles of wits, magic, and might; a host of magical creatures; and enough politics and world-shaking to keep readers eager for the final volume. Catalia Fisa is the impetuous, reckless, and terrifyingly selfless Lost Princess, inheritor of the bloodline of the gods. She has become both the lover of Sintan warlord Griffin and a key piece of his strategy to unite the three realms of Thalyria under a single ruler. But her powerful, sadistic mother, Andromeda, stands in their way at every turn. Bouchet treads gently as she develops the larger-than-life aspects of her setting, and godly support and oracular wisdom build dramatic tension around the idea of fate without falling into deus ex machina. Griffins good intentions make his possessive alpha jealousy feel loving, Cats sharp tongue and personal insecurities balance her magical powers, and the emotional complexity of the relationships among their fellow fighters supports a feeling of camaraderie that makes the fight scenes really work. Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary. (Jan.)
Romance: A most elegant affair
Fans of “Downton Abbey” will find much to enjoy in Sharon Page’s The Worthington Wife, set in 1925 England. After tragic luck in love, Lady Julia Hazelton has given up on thoughts of marriage. But then she meets the brash American Cal Carstairs, who has inherited the title of Earl of Worthington and the estate next door to Julia. Cal is attractive, passionate and not at all interested in keeping to the customs of his illustrious yet stuffy family. As Julia tries to impress on him the traditions and values of the estate, they find an undeniable passion. Cal curses himself for his keen interest in the aristocrat’s cool beauty, yet finds himself admiring her kindness and caring. Julia tries to keep her distance, knowing Cal might break her heart––but she wants the man enough to challenge an old family curse. This romantic read is filled with drama and style.
HEARTS ON FIRE
Fantasy intertwines with romance in the exciting Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet, the second book in her Kingmaker Chronicles. Cat “Kingmaker” Fisa may have her love, Griffin, by her side, but can their pairing last? He doesn’t know the alarming prophecy that she’s the harbinger of the end of their world––and she dares not tell him. Instead, the two set out with a small team with the ultimate goal of uniting three kingdoms into one and ruling it in a just manner. Their resolve is put to the test time and again as their group comes up against mythical creatures and terrifying magic. Through it all, Cat hopes that her powers can save the day, but it’s the entire team and the steadfastness of Griffin’s love that balance her reckless spirit. Still, Cat worries about the harm she may cause, and as danger closes in, she must learn new things about herself as well as commit wholly to Griffin if they’re to survive.
TOP PICK IN ROMANCE
Ben Sterling is looking to build a family in Mulberry Moon by Catherine Anderson. At his ranch in Mystic Creek, Oregon, Ben seeks the perfect animal-loving woman to become part of his life. His eye is caught by pretty café owner Sissy Bentley, who, unfortunately, makes it quite clear that she can’t stand him. But a chicken’s escape, the mysterious disappearances of shiny items and one sweet puppy bring the two together. Soon Ben realizes it’s not that Sissy doesn’t want him—she doesn’t want to want him. The woman has trust issues, big time. But Ben is a patient man, and he’s determined to chip away at Sissy’s shell. Sissy worries she’s not good enough for handsome, golden-boy Ben, but it’s hard to stop her wayward heart. His deep empathy and gentle ways finally break down her barriers, and their future seems secure—until the past shows up to shake Sissy’s foundations. This is the second book in Anderson’s Mystic Creek series, and it’s a tender, feel-good read that’s perfect for every romance lover.