A Promise of Fire - Amanda Bouchet

Amanda Bouchet A PROMISE OF FIRE is an amazing start to the Kingmaker Chronicles.  This adult fantasy was captivating from start to finish.  Catalia "Cat" Fisa has been in hiding.  She is a rare clairvoyant who only emerges once every two hundred years known as the Kingmaker.  She is captured by a warlord, Griffin, who intends to use her talent to help his recently conquered realm of Sinta in the south.


I loved this story.  Cat is a fantastic and complex heroine.  She had a horrible childhood.  She is strong mentally and magically.  She is a good individual despite her upbringing.  Griffin is an honorable warlord.  He is a skilled warrior with a talent of his own.  Cat and Griffin love to squabble and have great chemistry.


The plot was interesting and had lots of twists.  The magical versus non-magical issues are fascinating.   I love that the Greek gods are part of this story.  The story is mysterious and full of action and conspiracy.  I cannot wait for book two, BREATH OF FIRE.


Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.