Genre: Fantasy Romance
Series: Kingmaker Chronicles
Book number in series: 2 of 3
I really adored the first book in this series A Promise of Fire. I really feel like Amanda Bouchet has created a really amazing world here. It’s a beautiful blending of mythology and a new fantasy world of sorts. The sequel wasn’t as good as the first, but I’m still left interested.
I’ll preface this by saying sequels usually never rate as high as a first book for me. I think that is a general trend for most readers right? The first book blew you away. The sequel left you wanting more and slightly sad. That’s my norm for reading.
I finished up Breath of Fire this month and found myself feeling okay about it. We definitely see a lot of dragging through way too many battle scenes. Some things could have been better developed like side romances instead of way overdone fight scenes.
Bouchet really crafted an interesting world here though and at the end of the day keeps me coming back for more with this series. I want to see where Griffin and Cat end up at the end of book three. Hopefully in a good place and not a bad one. Where does their team end up as well. I can’t help but be rooting for them all as I read the book. Overall this was a good read, but not amazing. I’m definitely finishing the trilogy though and reading Heart on Fire sooner than later.