HEART ON FIRE  by Amanda Bouchet
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From the "The Kingmaker Chronicles" series, volume 3
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Cat and Griffin continue their divinely orchestrated odyssey to unite the three realms of Thalyria through tragic losses and dangerous obstacles.

Having pledged her heart, body, and soul, as well as every magical and material weapon at her disposal, to her husband, Griffin, Cat is pleased with their progress in overthrowing the violent, capricious, and self-interested governance of the magic class in the three regions of Thalyria. “He took Sinta with an army….Then we took over Tarva together, with our own blood, sweat, and agony.” Now they are turning their sights on Fisa, Cat’s own homeland, ruled by her vicious, power-hungry mother. Griffin and Cat lost a cherished ally in their battle for Tarva, and they’ll lose two more before they can march on Fisa, sending Cat into a tailspin of emotions that lands her in Tartarus, the misty valley that houses doomed souls like Prometheus and Tantalus. Cat has a lot to live for: she’s carrying her first child, she loves her husband and her new family, she’s the embodiment of hope for the people of Thalyria. But first she must save herself from the harrowing prison ostensibly designed to last forever, and in order to do that, she has to embrace her magic and step into the full glory of who she is, learning to forgive herself and to believe she is worthy of everything good she has wrought. Then she must confront her mother with all the magic, strength, self-possession, and compassion she has learned along the way and step fully into her destiny as the queen of a united Thalyria, with King Griffin by her side.

Bouchet’s stunning Kingmaker Chronicles trilogy ends the way it began, with creativity, brilliance, and a breathtaking balance of heart-pounding adventure and heart-wrenching emotion.

Pub Date: Jan. 2nd, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-4926-2607-7
Page count: 416pp
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 2017


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