Breath of Fire
"Breath of Fire is a heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure. Amanda Bouchet's talent is striking."NALINI SINGH, New York Times bestselling author
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...more
I enjoyed this, but it took me over a week to get through it - which is always indicative of what?
That I enjoyed it...but had no problem putting it down.
Why, you ask?
Trials, trials, trials...
No, not a jury trial, but a trial of performance AKA constant battles and fighting scenes.
Now, I love me some action scenes...but this book felt like one crusade after another.
One test of ability after another.
One more opportunity for Cat to suddenly "find" new ...more
You're the shield, and I'm the sword. Together, we'll forge a new world.
A spellbinding, utterly delicious fantasy romance novel!
I can hardly put into words how much I loved Breath of Fire, or why I loved it so intensely and reverently. It wasn't just the accurate depiction of greek mythology (which was obviously the result of thorough research), combined with a unique and whimsical world full of magical creatures and heart-pounding battles. Nor just the wonderful characters whose banters, ...more
I have some issues, but I also really liked it. What can I say. The fantasy aspects are REALLY good, but the relationship angst finally started to get on my nerves. I saw some typical romance drama-llama that I wish hadn't been included. The Agon Games section made up for most of it. That part was truly a page-turner (about 70% in).
Kato was a highlight. I am becoming a Kato fangirl. Yes.
So was Lycheron, the well-endowed centaur/Ipotane ...more
The adventure continues with Cat's real identity revealed and Griffen is pissed! *Anyone else slightly annoyed main characters have literal 'pet names'?*
So we got the whole evil mother queen, kingdoms tearing apart, bloodthirsty beasts, brutal leaders But guys like omg CAT AND GRIFFEN are having RoMaNcE troubles sooo obviously we need chapter after chapter ...more
A buddy read with the MacHalos!
It was OK. There is a reason I started it several months ago and put it on hold for later, hoping that maybe it was my mood making me not properly appreciate it. The second book in the Kingmaker Chronicles started where the first one left off. I thought, having had the two paramor hook up and pledging eternal love, the author would get to the business of Fantasy, prevail against the evil nobility and Queen, while having Cat and Griffin's romance in the ...more
So anyway, summed up, 3.5 stars because the world and supporting characters are still awesome, but Cat is really starting to get on my nerves. She's ridiculously overpowered in every respect, but still messes everything up with her self-pity and -hate.
Unnecessary drama and inner dialogue make the book drag in a lot of places.
I'm willing to bet most who pick up this series will love it. It's either lusty romance (way too much for me) or pure bat shit crazy action on every page. SO much happens and there's rarely a dull moment. Okay but that's the problem... WAY too much weird action and icky smut. I'm so over this.
I read the first book and didn't hate it though I personally felt it was full of relationship issues (oh lordy don't get me started.) I guess with ...more
It was so.. long! And it dragged and dragged and then guess what: dragged some more.
This whole book is about the lead characters and their sidekicks going through a series of trials in order to obtain a variety of things like help from magic creatures, to develop Cats powers and take down enemies strategically. All in their quest to eventually rule over all three territories..
It was honestly boring and I skimmed over so much of it that I dont know if it qualifies as reading ...more
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Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Book Two of the Kingmaker Chronicles
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: January 3, 2017
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley
***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***
Summary (from Goodreads):
SHE'S DESTINED TO DESTROY THE WORLD...
"Cat" Catalia Fisa has been running from her ...more
She may think we didn't notice, but we did.
Now, since I loved the Midnight Games, and anything Kate Daniels, and I'm not a lawyer, I enjoyed this recycled idea. I mean, really, when are death-sports NOT fun? You know, other than ...more
Youre the shield, and Im the sword.
What an action packed and thrilling series!
Breath of Fire begins where A Promise of Fire left off, and with one of Cats big secrets revealed. It becomes clear that Griffin and the team need more to protect their city from outside. From there they go on a quest to a wizard to tell them what they need to achieve this, and the adventure begins from there
Its time to be the person you were meant to be, Cat. You dont just have to make decisions and ...more
You wake up and say loving things to your mate, he goes into a rage over something you meant to tell him but never did but really should not affect your relationship. He destroys every bit of furniture in the room, including some things you really loved, then physically abuses you a bit and leaves saying he cant be with you anymore. You do what?
Times up! If your answer is apologize for making him mad and admit that everything is your fault because now he is ...more
I enjoyed Promise of Fire immensely. It had huge potential, snappy comebacks and great action scenes with almost Kate Daniels' flair, so I was understandably looking forward to the second installment in the series.
What the heck happened? It seems that we hit the dreaded second book syndrome.
First of all, Breath of Fire has a lot of sex. A LOT. Usually, I am all up for it, but I've already lamented that the sex in book #1 was badly written and really ...more
(and unfortunately, the belly of the dancer resembles too much like mine... oh, I'm feeling those Cheetos I just ate right around my middle now...)
Enough happy, heated, intense love-sex to please me, so check that. Lots of fast-paced battles and legendary trials, in the tradition of Greek mythology. Check. Made me smile almost the entire way through the novel ...more
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*It Went Downhill*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱
A LOT OF RANTING COMES! NOT GOOD NEWS *FOR ME*!
I started to lose my interested when a certain someone (view spoiler)[Griffin (hide spoiler)] made another one (view spoiler)[Cat (hide spoiler)] Alpha. I didn't like that. I want (view spoiler)[Griffin (hide spoiler)] in power. (view spoiler)[Cat's too damn reckless and frankly, in my eyes, hadn't earned the right. She's been hiding, while Griffin's been fighting for the chance of a better world... He should be ...more
OMG what an exhilarating ride!!!!!
You are my heartbeat and my every breath..
Amanda Bouchet didn't hold back and started immediately were A Promise of Fire ended. And pretty much almost gutted me with anxiety when Griffin found out who Cat really was. And he was PISSED. OMG!!! I only thought no, no, no, please, not Griffin and Cat.
But, I should never have doubted the mastermind of Amanda Bouchet.
This book was one thrilling rollercoaster ride. Monsters, a vindictive mother, an icy lake, quests, ...more
Title: Breath of Fire
Series: Kingmaker Chronicles
Author: Amanda Bouchet
Release date: January 3, 2017
HEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]
Youre the shield, and Im the sword. Together, well forge a new world.
Phew!! What a ride these two books have been-almost nine hundred pages of pure adrenaline, angst, and adventure. This high fantasy world filled with ancient Greek Gods, awe-inspiring magic, and battles against impossible odds will have you completely spellbound. I'm not even ...more
Rather disappointing sequel to the much loved A Promise of Fire. I was shocked by how much of a slog I found this to get through.
It felt as though the novel simply flitted from one boring and repetitive sex scene to the next. There was no tension or passion. It was as if the sex was a filler for the lack of plot.
I believe it was around 65% before I felt that anything truly worthwhile happened in the story, and then only in the last 15-20% where I was actually enjoying myself.
The ending was ...more
Youre the shield, and Im the sword. Together, well forge a new world.
:) I :) AM :) IN :) PAIN :) THINKING :) ABOUT :) WAITING :) 11 :) MONTHS :) FOR :) THE :) NEXT :) BOOK :)
I feel this is the type of series that you either LOVE or absolutely despise. Its definitely one that I predict a lot of mixed reviews on. The romance is either going to drive ...more
Read these books.
Breath of Fire started right where A Promise of Fire left off, with some fairly significantrevelations about Cats past coming to light. To be honest with this one, I had already guessed it about halfway through A Promise of Fire. But, it was sure interesting to see how those Cat has come to love react to the news. Hint: Griffin does not take it well at first.
But seeing Cat attempt to come to terms with her past and her role in the future of the ...more
I didn't know what to expect when I started this story. The first book had everything in it I've honestly come to dislike in fantasies. All the old and tired cliches and tropes and predictability and yet the book, the story, the characters they all worked and not only worked but completely drew you in, caught you up in everything that was happening, and there was always a lot happening. It was fabulous and shocking and completely took me by surprise.
The blend of fantasy with mystery ...more
This is just my kind of book! This one really has it everything from excellent characters to an exciting plot that rarely slows down. I am loving this new fantasy romance series and already know that this is a book that I will most likely read again. This book picks up right where the first book, A Promise of Fire, leaves off so you really do want to read this series in order. From the moment I finished the first book, I couldn't wait to ...more
Griffin is willing to stand by Cats side, but what will be the cost of Cat trying to take her place?
Unexpected allies, strength from friends and a love that won't ...more
I will always come back to you.
I lean forward and kiss him because hes my hunger and my food, my thirst and my water, my air and my every breath.
I love this series and this characters SO MUCH❤
*First read February 2017*
I will never let you go, and I will never leave you. I would defy creatures, and Gods, and terrible, brutal queens to keep you safe and by my side. I would move Mount Olympus itself to hold you in my arms and feel your heartbeat against mine. You are my soul, ...more
Annnndd why on earth hasn't the author given the sidecharacter POV'S!!!???!?!?
This would be so much more interesting. SO, SO MUCH MORE INTERESTING. And hellooo there's all this side character ...more
A heart of iron means I do not break. You cannot break me. I may not be the strongest, or the fastest, or the best, but I will fight. I will fight for everyone I love. I will fight for myself.
If Bouchet had managed to do the same with the second book, she would have joined the ranks of Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs and Karen Marie Moning. Her writing is still snappy, but unfortunately the ...more
Unfortunately, within the first few pages it bit me hard. Cat's been keeping HUGE secrets for her whole life, it's not something that's changed despite her love for Griffin. I knew that he had to find out - it's one of the things that I was hoping for instead of more sex at the end of the last book - but the way that it all went down didn't work so well for me. ...more
What Didn't work for me- The first half of the book.
The first chapter set the story was a bitter pill for me. It was a horrible misrepresentation of these characters that I grew to love in book 1. It was hard to feel the love they had developed over a great time. How can I witness such nastiness/abuse and just accept it was okay ? What ...more
|YA Buddy Readers'...: Kingmaker Chronicles by Amanda Bouchet - starting from Breath of Fire 10th April 2018||15||14||Apr 17, 2018 04:26AM|
Amanda is a French master's graduate and former English teacher. She lives in ...more