Wednesday, August 9, 2017

#BookReview - Breath of Fire (The Kingmaker Chronicles - Book 2) by Amanda Bouchet

Title:  Breath of Fire (The Kingmaker Chronicles - Book 2)
Author:  Amanda Bouchet
Genre:  Fantasy, Romance, Myths & Legends
Release Date:  January 3, 2017

About the Book:

USA Today Bestseller!
An Amazon Best Book of the Month!
"Breath of Fire is a heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure. Amanda Bouchet's talent is striking."—NALINI SINGH, New York Times bestselling author
"Cat" Catalia Fisa has been running from her destiny since she could crawl. But now, her newfound loved ones are caught between the shadow of Cat's tortured past and the threat of her world-shattering future. So what's a warrior queen to do when she knows it's her fate to be the harbinger of doom? Everything in her power.
Griffin knows Cat is destined to change the world—for the better. As the realms are descending into all-out war, Cat and Griffin risk sacrificing everything they've fought for. Gods willing, they will emerge side-by-side in the heart of their future kingdom...or die trying.
Buy Links: Amazon 

My Review:

And the saga continues!  "Breath of Fire" is Book #2 in The Kingmaker Chronicles, and the action keeps you on the edge of your seat, just like in the first book.  Although I admit that I enjoyed the first book more than this one, I could see the flow that was needed to get to this next phase... and I'm looking forward to the third and final book in this trilogy.

Amanda Bouchet is masterful in creating worlds and action-packed battles with monsters, myths and magic.  I had a movie running through my brain the entire time I was reading.  And I love her characters!  All of them!

I was not fond of the first four chapters, but that's just my own personal opinion.  Not a fan of domestic violence with the rage that poured out of Griffin as he smashed and destroyed everything in the bedroom.  And I'm not a fan of... um... rough sex.  I could have totally done without the spanking and such.  But once I got beyond that part at the beginning of the book, the action and adventure took over and I was once again loving what I was reading. 

Some spoilers here, so don't read more if you don't want to.  Cat and Griffin get married and their quest to bring the different realms together begins, bringing along their group of Beta warriors who become Alpha warriors, fending off snakes and monsters and dealing with labrynths and archers.  They fight in the arena, dealing with more magic and spiders and Cyclops and more.  I don't want to give away any more spoilers, but the outcome you may suspect is actually achieved in a way that may surprise you.

Looking forward to the release of Book #3.

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.

Twitter: @AuthorABouchet

If you would like to meet Amanda Bouchet in person, she will be a featured author at  #CMCon18 Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach in February 2018!


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