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A Promise of Fire

Book 1, The Kingmaker Chronicles

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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


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)
Heart on Fire (Book 3)
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

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 04, 2016 – 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.

Customer Reviews

I flat out love it.

I flat out love it.

I fell in love instantly with the mythology, god based world and found myself captured to the end.

You know when your reading a book and the WOW factor just strikes, A Promise of Fire is just such a book.

Captured by a warlord, Griffin, while hiding in plain site as a circus performer, Cat finds herself thrust back into a world of power, greed and magic. Her abilities are amazing but her blood could be her downfall.

Making many friends and some enemies along the way, anyone in the bid for power would see Cat as a threat or a huge assesst.

The last thing she wants is for her psychotic mother will find her.

There was not one thing I didn’t like about A Promise of Fire, unless you count it ended to soon. The characters and world are well developed but not over described, the plot was vivid and amazingly conceived with twist and turns that kept you enthralled and the sexual tension that develops between Griffin and Cat…makes you want to read on and on.

This one is going on my favorite shelf.

I received this ARC copy of A Promise of Fire from SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca in exchange for a honest review.

Loved it!!

It's hard finding authors who know how to write really greats stories. With characters that are funny and relatable, and with scenes that actually make you laugh out loud and also make you feel like your heart is being torn out along with the characters. There is only a handful of authors that I would buy their book without even reading the back, simply because they wrote it, and I'm excited to say that Amanda Bouchet is now one of them!!

Love & Adventure

I like stories with love, adventure, and humor…There seem to be so few to be found! Most romance novels I find to be lacking in one way or another but this was a wonderfully satisfying story…I cannot hardly wait until January for the next one! Wonderful characters…original story…sexual tension throughout…really - it doesn’t get much better than this!

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A Promise of Fire
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  • Category: Paranormal
  • Published: Aug 02, 2016
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc
  • Seller: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Print Length: 448 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Kingmaker Chronicles
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