Day 100 – A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
I’m sure, somewhere along the way, you’ve heard of Amanda Bouchet’s Kingmaker Chronicles. This is Book 1 and it is amazing. The whole series is amazing. Amanda Bouchet is amazing.
When I first picked up this book I thought, “Oh good grief, first person present tense, fantasy, no way….”
And after two pages I was absolutely captivated.
The writing is beautiful, the story is simply breathtaking, and the intelligence, creativity and originality that are evident throughout the book are just jaw-dropping.
(Then I was worried to pick up Books 2 & 3, because how could she maintain that level of excellence? But she does. I’m still in awe.)
She’s started a new series now, Nightchaser, which is sci-fi rather than high fantasy – Book 2 comes out in early January I think – and it’s also fantastic. But there’s something so unique and brilliant about Kingmaker that makes it remarkable to me.
Top of the line, friends.
A Promise Of Fire
KINGDOMS WILL RISE AND FALL FOR HER… BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT
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)
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