Breath of Fire

The Kingmaker Chronicles

Book 2
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A USA Today bestseller!

"Breath of Fire is a heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure. Amanda Bouchet's talent is striking."—NALINI SINGH, New York Times bestselling author

I AM CATALIA FISA,
AND I DO NOT BREAK

Deep breath in. Long breath out. The Gods are telling me I'm some sort of new Origin, which apparently means it's my job to give Thalyria a fresh start. Griffin crowned me with the symbols of the three realms.

If I'm supposed to be not just a queen but the Queen, I'd better start acting like it.

The Kingmaker Chronicles:
A Promise of Fire (Book 1)
Breath of Fire (Book 2)
Heart on Fire (Book 3)

More praise for Breath of Fire:
"Bouchet sets the bar for high-concept fantasy romance. Simply brilliant."—Kirkus STARRED Review
"[Bouchet's] world-building reaches new heights ... [a] page-turning addition to the series."—Booklist, STARRED Review

Readers are raving about the Kingmaker Chronicles
"Give this to your Game of Thrones fans."—Booklist STARRED Review
"Loved it!"—ELOISA JAMES, New York Times bestselling author
"Utterly breathtaking!"—DARYNDA JONES, New York Times bestselling author
"Masterful worldbuilding."—Kirkus STARRED Review
"Absolutely fabulous."—C.L. WILSON, New York Times bestselling author of The Winter King
"Easily my favorite book of 2016!"—Bookriot
"I think you all should just go read it now."—Smexy Books
"Simply awesome!"—The Romance Reviews

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USA Today bestselling author Amanda Bouchet grew up in New England and studied French at the undergraduate and graduate levels, first at Bowdoin College and then at Bowling Green State University. She moved to Paris, France, in 2001 and has been there ever since. She met her husband while studying abroad, and the family now includes two bilingual children, who will soon be correcting her French. Connect with her at www.amandabouchet.com.

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Sourcebooks, Inc.
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Jan 3, 2017
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448
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ISBN
9781492626053
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English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Fiction / Fantasy / Romantic
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / General
Fiction / Sagas
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A USA Today Bestseller!

One of Entertainment Weekly's 27 Female Authors Who Rule Sci-Fi and Fantasy Right Now!

GODS. I'M AN IDIOT.
Without Griffin—and apparently a few meddling Gods—to push me along, I'd still be telling fortunes at the circus, lying about my past, ignoring my future, and living as far away from my tyrant mother as humanly possible.

True understanding thuds into place. Hope isn't just an abstract concept; it's me. Flesh and blood me. Griffin knew it all along. Probably everyone did. I'm an idea in human form.

I have the power of the Gods at my fingertips.
The only thing ever stopping me has been me.

The Kingmaker Chronicles:
A Promise of Fire (Book 1)
Breath of Fire (Book 2)
Heart on Fire (Book 3)

Praise for the Kingmaker Chronicles:
A NPR Best Book of 2016
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016
A Washington Post Best Romance of the Month
A Bustle Best Romance of 2016

Readers are raving about the Kingmaker Chronicles
"A heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure. Amanda Bouchet's talent is striking."—NALINI SINGH, New York Times bestselling author
"Give this to your Game of Thrones fans."—Booklist STARRED Review
"Utterly breathtaking!"—DARYNDA JONES, New York Times bestselling author
"Bouchet sets the bar for high-concept fantasy romance. Simply brilliant."—Kirkus STARRED Review
"Loved it!"—ELOISA JAMES, New York Times bestselling author
"Absolutely fabulous."—C.L. WILSON, New York Times bestselling author of The Winter King
"Easily my favorite book of 2016!"—Bookriot
"Top-notch. A fantasy romance that will blow your chest plate off."—Adrian Lang, Amazon.com's Omnivoracious
"I think you all should just go read it now."—Smexy Books

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016!
An NPR Best Book of 2016!

"A perfect blend of adventure and love story with a fantastic hero and heroine at its center, this is a not to be missed story of gods and goddesses, magic, prophecies and the power of true love."—Heroes & Heartbreakers

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 (Book 2)
Heart on Fire (Book 3)

Praise for The Kingmaker Chronicles, a fantasy romance series:
"Breath of Fire is a heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure that swept me away. Amanda Bouchet's talent is striking."—NALINI SINGH, New York Times bestselling author on Breath of Fire

More Praise for A Promise of Fire:
"I can say, without a doubt, that A Promise of Fire is going on my keeper shelf...I cannot remember the last time I wanted to both savor and devour a book." — Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
"An exquisite high-fantasy romance with masterful worldbuilding." —Kirkus STARRED Review
"Fantasy romance at its finest! You will fall in love with these delicious characters." —Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Charley Davidson series
"Bouchet skillfully melds the genres while crafting a sexy, emotional romance."—Sarah MacLean, The Washington Post
"A Promise of Fire made me laugh out loud more than once."—Thea Harrison, New York Times bestselling author of the Elder Races series

A USA Today Bestseller!

One of Entertainment Weekly's 27 Female Authors Who Rule Sci-Fi and Fantasy Right Now!

GODS. I'M AN IDIOT.
Without Griffin—and apparently a few meddling Gods—to push me along, I'd still be telling fortunes at the circus, lying about my past, ignoring my future, and living as far away from my tyrant mother as humanly possible.

True understanding thuds into place. Hope isn't just an abstract concept; it's me. Flesh and blood me. Griffin knew it all along. Probably everyone did. I'm an idea in human form.

I have the power of the Gods at my fingertips.
The only thing ever stopping me has been me.

The Kingmaker Chronicles:
A Promise of Fire (Book 1)
Breath of Fire (Book 2)
Heart on Fire (Book 3)

Praise for the Kingmaker Chronicles:
A NPR Best Book of 2016
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016
A Washington Post Best Romance of the Month
A Bustle Best Romance of 2016

Readers are raving about the Kingmaker Chronicles
"A heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure. Amanda Bouchet's talent is striking."—NALINI SINGH, New York Times bestselling author
"Give this to your Game of Thrones fans."—Booklist STARRED Review
"Utterly breathtaking!"—DARYNDA JONES, New York Times bestselling author
"Bouchet sets the bar for high-concept fantasy romance. Simply brilliant."—Kirkus STARRED Review
"Loved it!"—ELOISA JAMES, New York Times bestselling author
"Absolutely fabulous."—C.L. WILSON, New York Times bestselling author of The Winter King
"Easily my favorite book of 2016!"—Bookriot
"Top-notch. A fantasy romance that will blow your chest plate off."—Adrian Lang, Amazon.com's Omnivoracious
"I think you all should just go read it now."—Smexy Books

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016!
An NPR Best Book of 2016!

"A perfect blend of adventure and love story with a fantastic hero and heroine at its center, this is a not to be missed story of gods and goddesses, magic, prophecies and the power of true love."—Heroes & Heartbreakers

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 (Book 2)
Heart on Fire (Book 3)

Praise for The Kingmaker Chronicles, a fantasy romance series:
"Breath of Fire is a heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure that swept me away. Amanda Bouchet's talent is striking."—NALINI SINGH, New York Times bestselling author on Breath of Fire

More Praise for A Promise of Fire:
"I can say, without a doubt, that A Promise of Fire is going on my keeper shelf...I cannot remember the last time I wanted to both savor and devour a book." — Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
"An exquisite high-fantasy romance with masterful worldbuilding." —Kirkus STARRED Review
"Fantasy romance at its finest! You will fall in love with these delicious characters." —Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Charley Davidson series
"Bouchet skillfully melds the genres while crafting a sexy, emotional romance."—Sarah MacLean, The Washington Post
"A Promise of Fire made me laugh out loud more than once."—Thea Harrison, New York Times bestselling author of the Elder Races series

"Makes an early bid for one of the best titles of the year." — Entertainment Weekly

Tess Bailey: the galaxy's Most Wanted.
Captain Tess Bailey is in deep trouble. She and her crew are on the run, pursued by a tyrant who'll take them dead or alive. Tess's best hope is a tall, dark, and much-too-appealing stranger, Shade Ganavan, who says he can help her. But his motivations are far from clear...

Shade Ganavan: arrogance, charm...and that special something that makes you want to kick him.
With the dreaded Dark Watch closing in, what Tess and Shade don't know about each other might get them killed...unless they can set aside their differences and learn to trust each other before it's too late.

Nightchaser Series:
Nightchaser (Book 1)
Starbreaker (Book 2)
Dawnmaker (Book 3)

Praise for the Kingmaker Chronicles:
An NPR Best Book of 2016
A Kirkus Best Book of 2016 and 2017
An Amazon Best Book of 2016 and 2017
A Washington Post Best Romance of the Month
A Bustle Best Romance of 2016

Everyone is raving about Amanda Bouchet's Kingmaker Chronicles:
"Amanda Bouchet blasts off with a series that's full of heart, humor, romance, and action."—JENNIFER ESTEP, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Kill the Queen
"A heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure. Amanda Bouchet's talent is striking."—NALINI SINGH, New York Times bestseller
"Simply brilliant."—Kirkus STARRED Review
"Utterly breathtaking!"—DARYNDA JONES, New York Times bestseller
"I love these books!"—CHLOE NEILL, New York Times bestseller
"A sparkling read."—Washington Post
"Absolutely fabulous."—C.L. WILSON,New York Timesbestseller
"I cannot remember the last time I wanted to both savor and devour a book."—Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

The complete USA Today bestselling trilogy The Kingmaker Chronicles!

KINGDOMS WILL RISE AND FALL FOR HER...BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT

A Promise of Fire
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.

Breath of Fire
The heart-racing Kingmaker Chronicles continues in this second book. The Gods are telling Cat that she's the new Origin, which means it's her job to give Thalyria a fresh start. Running from her fate isn't going to work anymore; fate caught up. Griffin crowned her with the symbols of the three realms...and if she's supposed to be not just a queen but the Queen, she'd better start acting like it.

Heart on Fire
The riveting conclusion, Cat needs to learn how to trust in the Gods, in Griffin, and mostly in herself if she's going to unite the kingdoms and rule Thalyria like her destiny calls. That's when true understanding thuds into place. Hope isn't just an abstract concept; it's her. She has the power of the Gods at her fingertips. The only thing ever stopping her has been Cat herself.

Praise for the Kingmaker Chronicles:
An NPR Best Book of 2016
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016 and 2017
An Amazon Best Book of 2016 and 2017
Amazon Best Book of the Month
A Washington Post Best Romance of the Month
A Bustle Best Romance of 2016
A Barnes & Noble Bookseller Pick

Readers are raving about the Kingmaker Chronicles
"A heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure. Amanda Bouchet's talent is striking."—NALINI SINGH, New York Times bestselling author
"Give this to your Game of Thrones fans."—Booklist STARRED Review
"Utterly breathtaking!"—DARYNDA JONES, New York Times bestselling author
"Bouchet sets the bar for high-concept fantasy romance. Simply brilliant."—Kirkus STARRED Review
"Loved it!"—ELOISA JAMES, New York Times bestselling author
"Absolutely fabulous."—C.L. WILSON, New York Times bestselling author of The Winter King
"Easily my favorite book of 2016!"—Bookriot
"Top-notch. A fantasy romance that will blow your chest plate off."—Adrian Lang, Amazon.com's Omnivoracious
"I think you all should just go read it now."—Smexy Books

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