A Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (The Kingmaker Chronicles Book2): 4.5/5!
SHE’S DESTINED TO DESTROY THE WORLD…
BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT
“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.
Breath of Fire is a great sequel in a compelling series! In my opinion, the second book in any series is very hard to write well. The reason people read the second book is probably because they loved the first and are expecting a book just as good, if not better, than the first. Amanda Bouchet clearly has no problem keeping readers enthralled in her world. Breath of Fire had the same intense action, adorable and steamy romance, and heart warming camaraderie as A Promise of Fire. The story progresses at a nice pace and Bouchet continues weaving in the magical mythology that truly makes this story an original in the New Adult/Fantasy genres.
Cat, our leading lady, proves her strength time and time again, while learning how to lean on her new friends and family. I very much enjoyed the secondary characters as well; they have dimension and are crucial to the story. Griffin is of course strong and protective towards Cat, but we see him come to terms with the fact that he can’t always be their for her.
I loved this book and can’t wait for the next!