The Smoke Thief

The Smoke Thief

eBook - 2005
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For centuries they’ve lived in secret among northern England’s green and misted hills. Creatures of extraordinary beauty, power, and sensuality, they possess the ability to shape-shift from human to dragon and back again. Now their secret–and their survival–is threatened by a temptation that will break every boundary....

Dubbed the Smoke Thief, a daring jewel thief is confounding the London police. His wealthy victims claim the master burglar can walk through walls and vanish into thin air. But Christoff, the charismatic Marquess of Langford, knows the truth: the thief is no ordinary human but a “runner” who’s fled Darkfrith without permission. As Alpha leader of the dra´kon, it’s Kit’s duty to capture the fugitive before the secrets of the tribe are revealed to mortals. But not even Kit suspects that the Smoke Thief could be a woman.

Clarissa Rue Hawthorne knew her dangerous exploits would attract the attention of the dra´kon. But she didn’t expect Christoff himself to come to London, dangling the tribe’s most valuable jewel–the Langford Diamond–as bait. For as long as she could remember, Rue had lived the life of a halfling–half dra´kon, half mortal–and an outcast in both worlds. She’d always loved the handsome and willful Kit from the only place it was safe: from afar. But now she was no longer the shy, timid girl she’d once been. She was the first woman capable of making the Turn in four generations. So why did she still feel the same dizzying sense of vulnerability whenever he was near?

From the moment he saw her, Kit knew that the alluring and powerful beauty was every bit his Alpha equal and destined to be his bride. And by the harsh laws of the dra´kon, Rue knew that she was the property of the marquess. But they will risk banishment and worse for a chance at something greater. For now Rue is his prisoner, the diamond has disappeared, and she’s made the kind of dangerous proposition a man like Kit cannot resist....In this bewitching novel, Shana Abé transports us into a world of exhilarating romance and magic.


From the Hardcover edition.

Baker & Taylor
Kit, the young leader of a mysterious tribe possessing the power to transform themselves into dragons, journeys to London to find a rogue drâkon who has been using his abilities to steal a fortune in jewels, but when he sets a trap for the culprit, he comes face to face with a beautiful and enigmatic young woman. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2005
ISBN: 9780553901986
0553901982
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 292 p

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sorenkrane Apr 08, 2015

Fast paced and enjoyable. The dragon/human transformations and descriptions were believeable and the approach accessable. Sometimes in these transformative books it can get silly. I never found that with this story.

The character of the Smoke Thief was delightful. Every thief-like action made me smile with excitement.

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Yippy
Sep 02, 2012

1. smoke thief
2. dream thief
3. queen of dragons
4. treasure keeper
5. time weaver

emerald2pac Sep 08, 2011

Amazing but wonderful start to the Dragon series it hooks ya and leaves you wanting more. I recommend reading the books in order. The Smoke Thief, The Dream Thief, Queen of Dragons, Treasure Keeper and The time weaver

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ScorchingSun
Mar 09, 2010

Juicy fantasy, action and romance. Well paced.

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