A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Catalia “Cat” Fisa lives disguised as a soothsayer in a travelling 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… Read more.
Trigger & Content Warnings
- Child abuse
- Intimate partner abuse
- Murder & attempted murder
- Torture recounted
- Death of a pet (puppy)