January 6, 2017

Breath of Fire

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Published:Sourcebooks Casablanca
Date: 3rd January 2017
Format: e-ARC
Pages: 448
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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"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.

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.

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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.
page turner well written magical family


  1. One day I will try and read book 1, but right now it is a dnf for me

  2. As you know, I just purchased book one in this series and have high hopes for enjoying it! Glad this one is good also. Did you enjoy book one more than this one?

  3. Nodding my head throughout your review. This book may end up on my favorite of 2017.

  4. "Exquisite, high-fantasy romance"...Oh Kathryn, you know this is exactly my kind of book! I actually really enjoy Greek mythology, too. I could binge on Xena all day. Definitely adding this to read. Great review, and thanks for sharing.

  5. I didn't read this review b/c I still need to read the first one ^__^. I want to be surprised. I try not to read the summary of the next book until I read the one before it.
    And thank you for your recent visit. I do make things with heart. Sometimes I wish for a little more feedback. I try not to be greedy.

  6. This series has such pretty covers, they make me curious about this series every time I see them. It also sounds like a good one. It sounds like there's a lot going on in this book. Great review and I hope you'll enjoy book there as well!

  7. Oh good to see. I have book one on my list that I need to read by Wednesday for book club. eep!

  8. I don't know why but the cover of this book made me think of Wonder Woman. I hope the last book of the trilogy ends it all nicely.


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