5bat! Review: A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet

August 4, 2016 Review 4

5bat! Review: A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda BouchetA Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Series: Kingmaker Chronicles #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on August 2, 2016
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
Source: Publisher
Sexual Content: Sex scenes
Reviewed by: Julia
5 Stars

Catalia "Cat" Fisa is a powerful clairvoyant known as the Kingmaker. This smart-mouthed soothsayer has no interest in her powers and would much rather fly under the radar, far from the clutches of her homicidal mother. But when an ambitious warlord captures her, she may not have a choice…

Griffin is intent on bringing peace to his newly conquered realm in the magic-deprived south. When he discovers 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. Although up for the battle, Griffin would prefer for Cat to help his people willingly, and he's ready to do whatever it takes to coax her…even if that means falling in love with her.

A PROMISE OF FIRE is Paranormal Romance with the sweet, freshness of YA, a traditional adventure with the snappy wit of Urban Fantasy.   Hitting the sweet spot between so many already wonderful genres, this is a funny, sexy, un-put-downable book.

Cat is ferocious and hilarious, and allowed to grow out of her prickly shell in an organic way. While she and Griffin buttheads and throw sparks from the get go, their chemistry is given room to build in a lovely way. This romance has the freshness of young love mixed with the passion and fire of two headstrong adults resisting compromise. In other words, a devastatingly sexy combination.

Offering the slow burn of a YA romance with the satisfying consummation of an adult romance, A PROMISE OF FIRE fulfills a craving I didn't even know I had. Book one was exciting, sweet, and an enormous amount of fun, I can't wait to read more of this series. 

Series Titles:
  1. A Promise of Fire
  2. Breath of Fire
  3. Heart on Fire
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4 Responses to “5bat! Review: A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet”

  1. Alyssa

    Sounds kind of interesting, though I’m worried that the romance might become a bit over-the-top. Thanks for sharing!

    • Julia

      I couldn’t say one way or another, Alyssa, without knowing your preferences. It’s certainly a romantic story (meaning the relationship is a significant focus), and the sex scenes are explicit (not fade to black). That being said, it’s no where near as consuming or explicit as the average PNR, or even some UF.

  2. Elise

    I couldn’t put this book down! All day at work, I just wanted to get home to continue reading. This has been one of my favorite books all year! I definitely think its more of an adult romance but I loved that about it and also loved the added Greek mythology and magic elements.

    • Julia

      Yaaas, Elise, I feel your pain. I was up to 3 am finishing this book, despite being in a hotel room with my co-bloggers (thank you for your patience and heavy sleeping, ladies). This book just takes over, doesn’t it?