She's destined to destroy the world…
Catalia "Cat" 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.
©2017 Amanda Bouchet (P)2017 Recorded Books
I loved the first book in this series, so much that I read the book and then later bought the audiobook version, and I preordered this book as soon as I saw it was available. But this book is nothing like A Promise of Fire. It begins with Griffin cursing and berating Cat as she cowers naked in the corner thinking how easily he could kill her. He leaves her feeling worthless then 15 minutes further on in the audiobook he comes back sorry for how he treated her and he really didn't mean it. She just so grateful that he still loves her, even though he is so much better than her. Then they have sex for the next 10 minutes of the book. This is abuse and to have such a strong female protagonist from the fist book accept this treatment as her due is disgusting. I hoped that would be it and the story and plot would go on to be more like the first book but it didn't. They continue having sex about every other chapter in the book and it's not even well written or enticing, just boring. So is the trip they take into the Ice Lands with team beta. I kept quitting the book and then I'd try again later hoping it would get better but I finally just gave up about halfway through and I'm returning the book.
The 2nd book of the Kingmaker Chronicles; is a very enjoyable journey. The main characters are very likeable.
I enjoyed the way Cat had to let go of all her secrets/ fears and set herself free. Her family was a very tough family to be born into and the image she had of herself was not true. I enjoyed the journey evolution, growth and self acceptance.
In my opinion Cat was an amazing girl and I recommend the book.
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was a really good book and addition to the trilogy. Cat and Griffin have a lot facing them in this book with the power play between the 3 kingdoms escalating. I will admit that the beginning of the book kind of messed with me a bit. There was a secret that came out and a misunderstanding about the repercussions of that reveal. TBH, I saw it the way Cat saw it and was a bit flummoxed at the turnaround and the fact that the blowup was a misunderstanding. Outside of that, the story moved pretty smoothly and progressed nicely, I guess I just thought it was a weird way to start out the book.
Once past the initial misunderstanding, the story was great and quickly delved into Cat, Griffin and his family trying to figure out how to hold onto the power they have when they seem to be in the weakest position of the 3 Kingdoms. In order to find help in securing their power base, Cat, Griffin and Beta team go off to foreign lands to deal with dangerous people and try not to get killed by big, bad monsters. It's rough but thankfully, Cat and Griffin have some powerful allies that help things along and move them towards their destiny (whether they want it or not). The story ends with another big battle won and Cat and Griffin happily (and solidly) together but there's still more they have to accomplish in book #3.
This was a really enjoyable book. I still like Cat and Griffin and think they make a great couple. Cat's finally starting to realize some things about herself and coming to accept herself and her destiny and that's a good thing. I also liked that this story gave us a bit more insight into some of the secondary characters, making the story even more enjoyable. Overall, I really like the story and the characters so I'd recommend the trilogy (I wouldn't say they're standalone stories so I'd recommend reading book #1 before this one). :D
Love these butt kicking heros and the elegant use of words to draw you in. If you like Game of Thrones and women who destroy and love in equal measure you'll love this escape. I did. I hope the next book is out soon.
If you read the first book in this series you know the foundation of this series is based on Greek mythology. The author successfully weaves an adventurous tale with just enough romantic interludes to keep you totally mesmerized!
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 1/2
Again, another amazing story from Ms. Bouchet. I am so in love with the world and her characters both good and bad. Breath of Fire picks up shortly after the end of the events in A Promise of Fire. So many things happen in Breath of Fire that will make you love the characters even more than you did before. But I will say that I think Kato my be my favorite of Beta Team. Cat & Kato form an amazing friendship in this story that at times broke my heart. Seeing Kato behind that wall of ice *tears*. While sad I think it might have been my favorite part of the book.
I so can not wait for the next book in this series. I do truly hope that Ms. Bouchet will continue this world. Because Kato, Flynn and Carver all need their stories told!! Oh and the girls too!!! Oh I can’t wait for Heart on Fire.
Again I let the very talented Mia Barron read this amazing book to me!! I really can’t wait to jump into the next book with her. If you are an audiobook fan I would suggest listening to the sample and judge for yourself.
But whether you buy in paper, ebook or audio you really really really need to read this series. Ms. Bouchet’s take on mythology is epic!!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley & SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
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