Would it be ok if I just said this trilogy (and this final story, Heart on Fire) by Amanda Bouchet is mega awesome? Because I don’t think I will have the words …
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1396.0 KB
Print Length: 418 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492626074
Publisher: Piatkus (2 Jan. 2018)
Who is Catalia Fisa?
With the help of pivotal figures from her past, Cat begins to understand the root of her exceptional magic, her fated union with Griffin Sinta, and Griffin’s role in shaping her destiny.
Only Cat holds the key to unlocking her own power, and that means finally accepting herself, her past, and her future in order to protect her loved ones, confront her murderous mother, and taking a final, terrifying step – reuniting all three realms and taking her place as the Queen of Thalyria.
What doesn’t kill her will only make her stronger . . . we hope.
I thought Heart on Fire was the perfect ending to Cat’s quest of understanding her magic and her place in the world (you can read my reviews of A Promise of Fire and Breath of Fire on the blog).
All through the story, Cat is moving towards who she should be and acceptance of the shades of grey and opposites which gives us plenty of action … a family betrayal, Cat’s sister being used to bargain (willingly) with the Ipotane, an epic fight at FrostFire and a knock down from Zeus that leads to banishment. Cat’s banishment felt barren, heavy and saturated with failure and loss. This is one quest she has to take on her own without the help of the pantheon of Greek Gods/Goddesses and without Griffin by her side. I felt everything alongside her.
Through Cat’s maturity there’s more understanding for her about the relationship she has with her mother. I didn’t think for one moment this would end the way it did. Cat is certainly a force to reckon with once she’s come into her power …
I didn’t want this world to end – and was excited to find out that Amanda Bouchet will indeed return to this world. I need to know about Kato and want to see what happens with Little Bean. What will happen with Ianthe? and so many other questions. I’ve subscribed to the author’s newsletter so I don’t miss a thing 🙂
The Kingmaker Trilogy has been awe inspiring and one hell of a ride through myth and magic, love and hate, the gift of death, new life growing. I’ve experienced a whole gamut of feelings and these characters feel like they’re family. I’ve been with them through their triumph and their losses and seen them grow. I’m not ready to let them go yet …
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