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Breath of Fire (The Kingmaker Chronicles) Mass Market Paperback – January 3, 2017
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"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
"Bouchet sets the bar for high-concept fantasy romance. Simply brilliant." - Kirkus
"[Bouchet's] world-building reaches new heights . . . [a] page-turning addition to the series." - Booklist
"Bouchet ramps up the excitement . . . with high-intensity passion; adrenaline-fueled battles of wits, magic, and might; a host of magical creatures; and enough politics and world-shaking to keep readers eager for the final volume." - Publishers Weekly
"A rising new star in the romantic fantasy genre . . . snap up this series ASAP! (4.5 stars, TOP PICK)" - RT Book Reviews
"Read it and rejoice" - Heroes and Heartbreakers
"Romance readers will love this combo of action and romance . . . phenomenal. TOP PICK" - Night Owl Reviews
"Exciting" - BookPage
"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
"[Bouchet's] novels are easily the most interesting, creative romances I've read all year" - Seattle Book Review
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Amanda Bouchet grew up in New England and studied French at the undergraduate and graduate levels, first at Bowdoin College and then at Bowling Green State University. She moved to Paris, France, in 2001 and has been there ever since. She met her husband while studying abroad, and the family now includes two bilingual children, who will soon be correcting her French. Connect with her at www.amandabouchet.com.
Top Customer Reviews
Cat’s heinous upbringing with an abominable mother, who is around causing major trouble, creates a big learning curve in her relationship with Griffin. His ability to love her despite all she has seen and done astounds Cat as she believed herself unworthy of the love now so deeply rooted in her soul. Their relationship gives this book tremendous heart that balances well with all of the fierce action of the story. They undertake, thanks in part to the whims and pleasure of the gods, breathtaking adventures and quests. The bond Cat and Griffin forge is strong and unbreakable; they work together as equals in their missions as Griffin tells her: “You are the shield and I am the sword. Together, we’ll forge a new world.” Even though Cat and Griffin go through some dark and difficult times, their conversations are imbued with fun and humor to lighten the load.Read more ›
As excited as I can be about a series, I'm always wary about a second book, specially one that follows a first that I couldn't love any more. With time and experience, you start trusting the authors and your nerves diminish. But Bouchet is a new author,A Promise of Fire was her debut, so I was worried... well, from now on, I will never doubt her again. To put it simply: I. ADORED. THE. BOOK. In fact, I'm still reeling from it, but I think once this post-amazing-book haze goes away, I will like it more than book one.
There were many things I loved, and in no particular order:
1. Bouchet didn't do the typical second book scheme of separating the main couple. Or of adding a third person to "spice things up". I cannot find the words to express how thankful I am for this. Instead, she focused on making this relationship, so new and still fragile, into one of pure steel. By the end of Breath of Fire, you cannot imagine anything petty separating Cat and Griffin. This, along with the superb writing, is one of the reasons she joins C.L. Wilson as my favorite Fantasy Romance authors.
2. The Heat Level! Book one was sweeter, more tame, which goes perfectly with that Cat, with that moment in their time, with the context of the book. THIS Cat, THIS Griffin, THIS moment required more desperation and hotter sexual levels. And she delivered.
“I will never leave you,” I vow, feeling the magic in my words bind me. “Only death can tear us apart, and even then, I will wait for you at the edges of the Underworld until you come to me again.”
3. The Deux Ex Machina device. I know some people dislike this and I generally do too, but... it's perfect for this trilogy.Read more ›
The book starts with a massive argument between Cat and Griffin where he completely destroys their bedroom, physically assaults her, says he can't take anymore and he walks away. That part was fine. My heart ached for Cat. When she moves back to the barracks to try and hold herself together, he thinks she has run away. Then he storms the room, says it was all a misunderstanding (basically thinks she's stupid for thinking otherwise), she buys it and they have makeup sex. What the heck?
The world-building and background building in this book is mind-numbing!
Plus Cat comes across as whiny and flippant. And she continues to hide key facts from Griffin and just blows it off as a minor fluke. Her POV as the narrator is annoying.
I will update this when and if I finish the book - right now, I just can't waste anymore time on it and will be moving on to another title.
This book is a thorough dissappointment.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Breath of Fire started right where A Promise of Fire left off, with some fairly significant…revelations about Cat’s past coming to light. Read morePublished 15 hours ago by Amazon Customer
MS Bouchet is an excellent story teller and I love the integration of Greek mythology with a grand quest and a hot love story... Read morePublished 20 hours ago by J. L. Noble
Let me start off by saying that I absolutely loved the first book in the series. It's going to my list of re-reads because it's just that good. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Janna
I like this author just wish the next book availability was not so far away. As she is new, there is nothing available by her to read.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
It was fast paced, a lot of action and romance. The writting was amazing. I totally recommend this book.
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Starting with a heart-dropping scene right out of the gate, Amanda Bouchet brings us an exceptionally balanced sequel to A Promise of Fire. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Wkonsunshine
The books are such great stories! Can't put it down! Again the storyline is spot on with it's adventure, romance, and humor. Cat is such a great heroine. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jillian Goldstein