Thursday, January 12, 2017

Blog Tour 'A Promise of Fire' by Amanda Bouchet

Today I’m excited to participate in the Blog Tour of ‘A Promise of Fire’ by Amanda Bouchet. ‘A Promise of Fire’ is a Romantic Fantasy novel and the first book in the Kingmaker Chronicles series.

About the Book: award-winning fantasy debut with snappy dialogue, a kick ass heroine and a warlord who’s not quite as ruthless as he seems, set against a world on the brink of battle, full of gods, magicians, dragons, giants, and endless possibilities.

Kingmaker. Soothsayer. Warrior. Mage. Kingdoms would rise and fall for her . . . if she is ever found.

In the icy North, where magic is might, an all-powerful elite ruthlessly guided by a glacial Queen have grown to dominate the world. Now rebellion is stirring in the rough, magic-poor South, where for the first time in memory a warlord has succeeded in uniting the tribal nations.

Stuck in the middle is Cat – circus performer and soothsayer – safely hidden behind heavy make-up, bright colours and the harmless illusion of the circus. Until someone suspects she’s more than she seems . . . 

Captured by the Southern warlord Griffin, Cat’s careful camouflage is wearing thin. For how long can – or should – she conceal the true extent of her power? Faced with dragons, homicidal mages, rival Gods and the traitorous longings of her own heart, she must decide: is it time to claim her destiny and fight?

The Facts:

Publication Date:
January 12th 2017 by Piatkus
Kingmaker Chronicles #1
Fantasy, Romance
eBook, Paperback
Available at:

My Review:

A view weeks ago I received an invitation about the blog tour for A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet. This is the first book in the new Fantasy series called the Kingmaker Chronicles. This book sounded really good, but I was a little reluctant because I havent been liking Fantasy as much as I used to. But without thinking too much about it, I decided to sign up for the tour. 

It has been a while this happened to me, but from the moment I started reading A Promise of Fire I was completely hooked. The characters, the story, the scenery, the writing.. There wasnt anything about this book that I didnt love from the very beginning. And I literally devoured every single page of this book. Yes! It is that good. 

A Promise of Fire is the story of Cat. Cat has been hiding almost all her life. For the last view years Cat has been a part of a traveling circus, as a soothsayer. For the first time Cat has been feeling at home. That is until a handsome warlord called Griffin finds his way into her circus. Griffin sees more than Cat is comfortable with. And before she knows it Griffin has captured her and is taking her to his home. But soon Cat and Griffin find themselves in danger and they are forced to work together. But Griffin doesnt begin to understand the extinct of Cats powers and her troubling past.

From the moment I started reading about Cat, I loved her character. Cat was such a strong and funny character. Cat has been through a lot and she is really careful about trusting people. But from the moment she meets Griffin everything changes. The moments between Cat and Griffin are really good. There is a lot of chemistry and they really push each other to the limits. The romance was just soo good and really gave me butterflies just reading about it.

Griffin was this hardworking, tough guy that totally fell for the beautiful mystery woman Cat. I loved how grumpy and jealous he could be. But most of all I loved how protective he was of Cat from the very beginning. Sigh.. Its probably too early to say.. But Cat and Griffin may be my favorite book couple of 2017!

Next to Cat and Griffin there were some other fun characters I enjoyed. The man of Griffins team Carver, Kato and Flynn. The people from the circus. Griffins family.. I just loved all the different characters.

A Promise of Fire was a very very good read. I really cant wait to get my hands on the next book. Amanda Bouchet did a great job with this fantasy story, but most of all with the romance. I loved Cat and Griffin and cant wait to read about what happens next for them. 

My Rating:

About the Author:

Amanda Bouchet grew up in New England where she spent much of her time tromping around in the woods and making up grand adventures in her head. It was inevitable that one day she would start writing them down. Drawing on her Greek heritage for the setting and on her love of all things daring and romantic for the rest, her debut trilogy, The Kingmaker Chronicles, took form. She writes what she loves to read: epic exploits, steamy romance, and characters that make you laugh and cry.

A French master’s graduate and former English teacher, Amanda lives in Paris, France. She met her husband while studying abroad, and the family now includes two bilingual children who will soon be correcting her French.

For more information about Amanda Bouchet please visit her website. Or visit her on Facebook and Twitter.

I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.

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