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A Promise of Fire
by Amanda Bouchet


Overview -

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 Books

KINGDOMS WILL RISE AND FALL FOR HER...  Read more...


 
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Overview

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 Books

KINGDOMS WILL RISE AND FALL FOR HER...
BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT

Catalia "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 is striking."--NALINI SINGH, New York Times bestselling author on Breath of Fire

More 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


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781492626015
  • ISBN-10: 1492626015
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
  • Publish Date: August 2016
  • Page Count: 448

Series: Kingmaker Chronicles #1

Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Romance - Paranormal - General
Books > Fiction > Fantasy - Epic
Books > Fiction > Romance - Fantasy

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-07-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

Debut author Bouchet makes a very strong start to her Kingmaker Chronicles, combining a richly developed political landscape defined by the influence of powerful ruling families, meddling gods, and destiny with a broad exploration of the relationship between might and magic in a social context. In a fantasy world where access to magical power is tied to geography and bloodline, Warlord Griffin, second in command of kingdom Sinta, is guided by a oracular dream from Poseidon to soothsayer Catalia Fisa, who’s hiding in a traveling circus from her family history and her magical role as Kingmaker. Griffin hopes to use Cat as a tool in his challenge of the status quo, in which the minority Magoi rule the hoi polloi. Their smoldering erotic burn hits charged love/hate buttons without falling too far into glorifying Griffin’s abduction of Cat, and by the end of the novel, they become a powerful team well situated for the fights ahead. Bouchet writes believable camaraderie, dramatic fight scenes, and moving personal angst, but worldbuilding purists will hate the insertion of the Greek gods into this secondary-world fantasy context. Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary. (Aug.)

 
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