Breath of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #2)
by Amanda Bouchet (Goodreads Author)
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.
This is book two of the Kingmaker and I’ve arrived to the party late only hearing about this series through netgalley. My thought of from reading it almost as a stand alone.
An action packed, knife wielding romance about a young woman overcoming her past and finding a true love that is more powerful that she ever thought possible. Where fighting for what you believe in may change for the better. You just need to believe.
Each character is strong in their own way and vital for the outcome. To succeed they need everyone ~ no one person can drive change. Griffin’s unwavering belief in Cat, that she can and will change the world for the better if she just had a faith in herself. Cat’s strong need to protect those she loves and she realises that she would sacrifice herself to save Griffin. The rest of the team believes that any danger they may face is worth it for the chance of a better world. A kingdom ruled by the justice and not the greedy.
We see Cat struggle with her belief that she is the “harbinger of the end“, that she will destroy Griffin and so she hid her fears. She’s forced to face those demons and in doing so Griffin is able to change her opinion that yes she’ll bring the end but the End of destruction currently in place. That she brings hope and salvation.
We see a visual change for Cat, she’s now full of hope and her life is going to change even more. Jocasta has developed in this instalment. She has purposes and will fight for her beliefs alongside her brothers.
This plot driven read has you moving briskly from event to event. Each turn of the page opens to another action packed scene. The fast paced event-driven plot creates a build up of tension. Will our motley crew succeed in their endeavours? And what will it cost them? In this case, a lot blood will be spilled and death is inevitable.
Breath of Fire for me was a turbulent read, it had some ups and down for me. In parts the sex scenes seem unrealistic, obviously in the situation tension will be high. It’s a life and death situation there will be sexual tension.
The author explores the mythical era of Greek gods but with a slight twist. We see Cat the far far distant removed granddaughter of Zeus fulfil a prophecy with the support of her ancestors. Breathe of Magic is ALL about the greater good, the need to create a better world, to conquer the evil of the world.
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