Amanda Bouchet grew up in New England where she spent much of her time tromping around in the woods and making up grand adventures in her head. It was inevitable that one day she would start writing them down. Drawing on her Greek heritage for the setting and on her love of all things daring and romantic for the rest, her debut trilogy, The Kingmaker Chronicles, took form. She writes what she loves to read: epic exploits, steamy romance, and characters that make you laugh and cry.
A French masters graduate and former English teacher, Amanda lives in Paris, France. She met her husband while studying abroad, and the family now includes two bilingual children who will soon be correcting her French.
KINGDOMS WILL RISE AND FALL FOR HER…
BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT
Catalia “Cat” Fisa lives disguised as a soothsayer in a traveling circus. She is perfectly content avoiding the danger and destiny the Gods-and her homicidal mother-have saddled her with. That is, until Griffin, an ambitious warlord from the magic-deprived south, fixes her with his steely gaze and upsets her illusion of safety forever.
Griffin knows Cat is the Kingmaker, the woman who divines the truth through lies. He wants her as a powerful weapon for his newly conquered realm-until he realizes he wants her for much more than her magic. Cat fights him at every turn, but Griffin’s fairness, loyalty, and smoldering advances make him increasingly hard to resist and leave her wondering if life really does have to be short, and lived alone.
The Kingmaker Chronicles:
A Promise of Fire (Book 1)
Breath of Fire (coming January 2017)
Heart on Fire (coming Fall 2017)
A clever debut novel, somewhat outside my normal read, with beautiful cover art. The author has clearly put a lot of time and effort into the building of this world, she mixes this with some fast paced and amusing dialog guaranteed to draw in the reader. Her piece de resistance is her characters, a wonderfully real imagining that coupled with the dialogue brings the book to life. There is a great plot here that in many respects is just beginning to unfold, I will be very interested to see where the series goes next…
1. A Promise of Fire (2016)
2. Breath of Fire (2017)
3. Heart On Fire (2017)