Breath of Fire
Breath of Fire continues Catalia Fisa’s trials and tribulations as she attempts to overcome the trauma of her past and come to grips with her destiny as Kingmaker.
For those not familiar with Amanda Bouchet’s Kingmaker Chronicles, A Promise of Fire and Breath of Fire are intricate fantasy and mythology melded with steamy romance into one engaging read. Bouchet’s two novels are easily the most interesting, creative romances I’ve read all year. This is coming from someone who reads upwards of sixty books annually, most of them romance.
From Cat’s misunderstandings with gods and demi-gods to her relationship woes to her struggles within herself, it is the persistent, roiling conflict that keeps the story moving. Even in the face of danger or on the brink of death, Cat still manages to be plucky, smart, and independent. That’s something every romance reader should want in their heroine.