Title: The Dream Thief
Author: Shana Abé
Series: Drakon - #2
Genre: Historical Fiction, Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 368 Pages (MMP)
Pub. Date: Published in 2007 by Bantam Books
In the remote hills of northern England lives a powerful clan with a centuries-old secret. They are the drákon, shape-shifters who possess the ability to Turn—changing from human to smoke to dragon. And from the very stones of the earth, they hear hypnotic songs of beauty and wonder. But there is one stone they fear....
Buried deep within the bowels of the Carpathian Mountains lies the legendary dreaming diamond known as Draumr, the only gem with the power to enslave the drákon. Since childhood, Lady Amalia Langford, daughter of the clan’s Alpha, has heard its haunting ballad but kept it secret, along with another rare Gift....
Lia can hear the future, much in the way she hears the call of Draumr. And in that future, she realizes that the diamond—along with the fate of the drákon—rests in the hands of a human man, one who straddles two worlds. Ruthlessly clever, Zane has risen through London’s criminal underworld to become its ruler. Once a street urchin saved by Lia’s mother, Zane is also privy to the secrets of the clan—and is the only human they trust to bring them Draumr. But he does nothing selflessly. Zane’s hunt for the gem takes him to Hungary, where he is shocked to encounter a bold, beautiful young noblewoman: Lia. She has broken every rule of the drákon to join him, driven by the urgent song of Draumr—and her visions of Zane.
In one future, he is her ally. In another, her overlord. In both, he is her lover. Now, to protect her tribe, Lia must tie her fate to Zane’s, to the one man capable of stealing her future—and destroying her heart....
I was a little disappointed when I first started this book, because it focuses on Rue's daughter and I wanted more of Rue's story - but I quickly forgot as I was drawn into Lia's whirlwind adventure.
She has always known her future - the one she would fall in love with, and who would ultimately destroy her. She hears him in her dreams every night. Lia is fighting fate, trying to get to Draumr before it's too late. Will falling in love with Zane seal her fate, or help to shift it?
Another great book in the series. Well written and painted in a beautifully crafted world. I am on to the next!
My Rating: 5/5
~ You'll like this series if you liked ~
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger, The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook, or Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur
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