Review: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

Promise of Fire

Publication Date: August 2, 2016       *     Published  by Sourcebooks Casablanca

ISBN13: 9781492626015           *         Series: Kingmaker Chronicles #1

Rating: 5*

Catalia “Cat” Fisa is a powerful clairvoyant / soothsayer known as the Kingmaker. Smart-mouthed Cat has no interest in her powers and would much rather keep herself under the radar, far away from the clutches of her homicidal mother. But when an ambitious warlord captures her with a magical rope even she can’t escape from,  she may not have a choice…

Griffin is determined to bring peace and prosperity to his newly conquered realm in the magic-deprived south. Discovering that 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.  Griffin has put up a lot along the trail from Cat’s insults and punches and has treated her as kindly as possible.  Griffin would prefer for Cat to help his people willingly even as it appears he’s falling in love with the little wildcat!

Through out the entire book I was totally immersed in the story and was thrilled with each nugget of Cat’s magical abilities as they came out.   However right up until the last, the secret of who Cat truly is was never revealed. Other than the horrendous childhood Cat had endured from her maniacal insane mother and the fact that Poseidon was her father, who and what Cat truly is was never revealed.  [A really good teaser because you know I have to get future books to discover the secret!]

Not that following this series is going to be anything but a pleasure based on the writing, the characters, and the fast pace. I can definitely say this was an awesome first book in the Promise of Fire; Kingmaker Chronicles  and I can’t wait to read more of this wonderful series.

Bottom line:   A great start to what appears will be a captivating new series!  Highly, highly recommended.

Marilyn Rondeau

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