Book Review: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

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Genre: Fantasy/Sci-Fi – Fantasy Romance – Fantasy Action

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?An award-winning fantasy debut with an unforgettable heroine, set against a luminous world on the brink of battle, this is for those who love Ilona Andrews, Laini Taylor or Victoria Aveyard.

 

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In a time of Gods and Fantasy, A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet takes the reader on an amazing journey of one woman’s fight to survive. The imagery the author provides allows the reader to be transported to a whole new universe. I loved reading all about it, and whilst it was new and fictional, it felt so real. The author sets up worlds of Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades. Her detail is intricate, yet not overzealous. I felt like I was reading about fantasy worlds that reminded me of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. 

12928126_1188398664506664_1864033951376649510_nCat and Griffin have an amazing push/pull relationship, and I really enjoyed the way the author built up the tension, the relationship, and the enduring fight they both must endure for the worlds to come together. The additional characters are exceptional and fun, and complimented the main story line well.  This is by far one of the better fantasy romance novels I have read. It wasn’t always about the romance, and I appreciated that so much. There was action, drama, and, romance. A perfect trio!  I can’t wait to read the next books in the series, because I won’t lie…..the end had me hanging for WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!?!!!! 

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