Date: 3rd January 2017
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
SHE'S DESTINED TO DESTROY THE WORLD...
"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 girl to do when she knows it's her fate to be the harbinger of doom? Everything in her power.
BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT
Griffin knows Cat is destined to change the world-for the better. As the realms are descending into all-out war, Cat and Griffin must embrace their fate together. Gods willing, they will emerge side-by-side in the heart of their future kingdom...or not at all.
Breath of Fire is the second book in the Kingmaker Chronicles by Amanda Bouchet. Much like the first one it is full of magic, Greek mythology and action.
Cat is now well accepted and even loved in Sinta, and Griffin and herself now set their sights on Tarva and Fisa, their aim is to unite these three into one and rule with care and justice. In this book Cat reveals more about herself to Griffin and his family. There are some fireworks between the couple, but really Griffin has one true love and that's Cat and it's not about to change.
They travel on a long arduous journey to seek help, and while Cat might have the gods on her side, it is not always certain they'll show up and support when the going is rough. And just when one journey is completed, the action takes on an even more deadly course. Tarva is hosting a games where teams fight to the death. Reminded me a little of The Hunger Games!
There is always something happening in this book, be it the relationship between Cat and Griffin, the many fights and tight corners the team finds themselves in, or the people who show up at opportune times.
I enjoyed seeing Jocasta - Griffin's sister, taking more of a role in this book and would really like to see her have a stable relationship develop with Flynn one of Griffin's team. There is news for Cat that she doesn't see coming, although Griffin has an inkling and plenty of hints are dropped for the reader to pick up on. And I enjoyed the way Griffin helps Cat to see herself as she truly is, so that as the story moves on, she grows as a leader and a person. She can also be pessimistic so his optimism is refreshing and healing for her as well.
I will certainly be looking forward to the third book in the trilogy as they turn towards Fisa, and Cat's wily, tyrannical mother who needs to be dealt with.