'A heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure that swept me away.' Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author
Who is Catalia Fisa?
With the help of pivotal figures from her past, Cat begins to understand the root of her exceptional magic, her fated union with Griffin Sinta, and Griffin's role in shaping her destiny.
Only Cat holds the key to unlocking her own power, and that means finally accepting herself, her past, and her future in order to protect her loved ones, confront her murderous mother, and taking a final, terrifying step - reuniting all three realms and taking her place as the Queen of Thalyria.
What doesn't kill her will only make her stronger . . . we hope.
'Absolutely fabulous. I didn't want to put [Breath of Fire] down. Amanda Bouchet is now on my auto-buy list! I highly recommend her books to my readers and to anyone looking for a great blend of fantasy and romance.'
C.L. Wilson, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Winter King
'This book is utterly breathtaking!' Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Charley Davidson series
'A Promise of Fire made me laugh out loud more than once.' Thea Harrison, New York Times bestselling author of the Elder Races series
Bouchet's relentlessly intense conclusion to her Kingmaker Chronicles trilogy (after A Breath of Fire) goes unabashedly big with a plot involving the fate of the world of Thalyria and the direct involvement of the Greek pantheon, but its best moments deal with one-on-one conflict. Fans will swoon for the escalation of mutual devotion between Catalia a powerful Magoi of the bloodline of Titans and Olympians, central to "a Power Bid that could reunite the realms," and now also "the personification and spirit of hope" and "domineering... overprotective... and deliciously jealous" warlord Griffin. Their romance justifies the divine orchestration of their match and amplifies their possessiveness-fueled sexual heat. Family is a primary theme: Griffin's army's importance wanes as Cat's sadistic mother rises as a formidable enemy, using mind control and psychological torture as her most powerful tools, and Griffin's protectiveness surges as Cat's pregnancy with "Little Bean," their already-powerful daughter, increases the risk of personal loss. A notable lack of practical governing detail may frustrate fans of fantasy politics, but Bouchet's series ends strongly with a hopeful vision of leadership balanced with divinity and humanity.
Good book and average ending to the series. I needed more. I needed our heroine to really put on a display of how strong and powerful she is after all that self doubt. Too repetitive. Loose ends needed tying. Still a gripping page turner!
2/3 ain’t bad
No where near as great as the first two in the series (they are amazing). Overall a solid read though.
Dull and a drag
The first two books were gripping and fast moving. Unfortunately this last book fell way short of them and was a struggle to get through. Cat’s endless self pitying and doubt became tiresome and repetitive. Then after all that self pity the ending was so rushed!
On another note the romantic monologues and speeches seemed to never end as well! I’m always one for romance in books but once again it became repetitive and I found myself skipping over pages.
A disappointing ending to an otherwise great story line.