If I have said it before, and I have, I'll say it again
Amanda Bouchet is a breath of fresh air and a great addition
to the fantasy world.
After freeing two of the three nations in order to unite
their world Cat and Griffin now face the biggest and most
deadly threat. Cat's own mother. First, however, they must
get past the problems caused by Griffin's brother Piers when
he calls down the God of War, Ares himself. Piers believes
Cat is dangerous to them all, and wants her gone. Sadly he
does not understand the level of her strength or the amount
of influence the Gods have had not only in creating her
life, but in molding it.
Cat is truly the chosen one and Griffin is her soulmate.
They can not be parted and will not be, especially since she
Getting past Piers betrayal is a true test, but they must
for the final battle is still ahead of them. The only person
Cat fears is her mother. Now she must somehow defeat her and
free her country combining all three nations to save the
people of the dimension.
I love this series. I received the first book in a bag at
Fresh Fiction's annual fundraising event, Readers & 'Ritas.
One of the other ladies helping pack bags for the guest said
that she had just started it and it was real good. So I read
it and wow if she wasn't right. How had I missed this
author, then I discovered it was her first book. So I
requested the second book for review and reviewed them both.
I have been waiting for HEART OF FIRE and I was not
Amanda Bouchet has superb world-building skills, character
development, and story writing. Her blend of ancient Gods and
the world so in need to the hero is amazing. Plus the love
story is there and strong, but it does not take away from
the fantasy aspect of the book. HEART OF FIRE has love and
loyalty, but it is not a romance per se, it is a fantasy
with a strong female lead and her equally strong male
partner/husband. Yes, she is chosen, yes, she is powerful,
but they are stronger and great rulers together. You can't
help but love Griffin from the moment you meet him and
watching them grow as a couple has been wonderful.
I believe this was supposed to be a trilogy, but I hope I'm
wrong. At least maybe, we can get some updates about Cat and
Griffin from time to time. Most importantly I trust that
Amanda Bouchet will be able to bring us more great stories,
in more fabulous worlds. We have so much to look forward to
with this author.
The riveting conclusion to the Kingmaker Chronicles,
available January 2018!
Who is Catalia Fisa?
With the help of pivotal figures from her past, Cat begins
to understand the root of her exceptional magic, her fated
union with Griffin Sinta, and Griffin's role in shaping her
Only Cat holds the key to unlocking her own power, and that
means finally accepting herself, her past, and her future in
order to protect her loved ones, confront her murderous
mother, and taking a final, terrifying step—reuniting all
three realms and taking her place as the Queen of Thalyria.
What doesn't kill her will only make her stronger...we hope.