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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

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Customer Reviews

JustHereForTheReview9 ,

Loved it

I realy enjoyed this book, all the ups and downs

Orange Mayhem ,

It’s Flawed but Worth It

This is one of those stories where the descriptions pull you in. The heroine is flawed, sometimes annoying but understandably does what she does because of her past history—not farfetched. The people around her are flawed. It has battles and adventure. It has romance—if you can stomach it. I don’t want to spoil it, but heroine pretty much gets kidnapped and falls for her kidnapper as he smiles at her, and more or less bullys her, and tries to force her to be loyal to him. And she hates it, till she kind of doesn’t. If you can stomach that, then you can get to the juicier plot points—most of which are predictable but the fun is still there. My issue is how abruptly this books ends though. If I didn’t get into it now when there’s already three books out I would have been mad. Though I am not amused by that $7.99 pricing for book 3 :P All in all, it’s what I want from a fantasy and adventure story. It’s steamy bits do the job. It was a fun read I didn’t want to stop.

Rybecbensmom ,

A great read

I normally don't read in the fantasy genre but I came across this book and it sounded interesting so I gave it a try. It was a very good decision. The book has humor, romance, sarcasm, myths and Cat's life will tear at your heartstrings. As soon as I finished I bought book 2 so that I could continue the story. The only bad thing is now I have to wait until next January for the 3rd book.

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