The Smoke Thief by Shana Abé

Let's meet at Arbor Cafe (recommended by Lindsay :)) for coffee/breakfast and talk romance novels!


From the author's website:

Imagine a world where clouds could be dragons, and dragons could be people...where diamonds beckon with silent songs and a beautiful runaway turns out to be an infamous jewel thief who dissolves into smoke with just a whisper of a thought.

Now imagine the drákon lord sent to capture her.

For centuries they've lived in secret amid the green and misted hills of northern England, shapeshifters who have the ability to Turn from human to smoke to dragon, and back again. They skim the sky and haunt the stars, powerful beyond thought, beautiful, sensual. They are the drákon.

Like any hunted beast, they've survived the centuries by learning silence, by keeping the secret of the tribe absolutely sacrosanct. But one of them has broken the rules, has run to eighteenth-century London and is using his powers to steal fabulous gemstones. Dubbed the "Smoke Thief," he's the most serious threat to the drákon in memory. Christoff Langford, Marquess of Langford and Alpha of the tribe, has sworn to bring the runner home at any cost.

But even Kit doesn't realize that the Smoke Thief is a woman.

Rue Hawthorne is a halfling: half drákon, half mortal, and an outcast in both worlds. As a little girl she loved Kit from afar. As a woman she knows better to trust her heart to anyone, especially the charismatic, ruthless leader of the drákon. She fled her home to escape a forced marriage to him; as the first female in four generations to complete the Turn, she knows she'll be considered Kit's property. Rue, however, has much bigger dreams than that.

A spectacular diamond is missing, Kit's hot on her heels, and Rue's about to find out that even thieves can have their hearts stolen?.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I read the book (I really enjoyed it) but work called me to come in on Sunday so I won't be making it. I promise one of these days I'll make it to the meeting. Till then, read on!

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Tee

    Nghiem, what time did you guys settle on for this event? The details above read 12am...

    November 11, 2013

    • Nghiem N.

      Should be 12pm, noon

      November 13, 2013

  • Suzanne

    I have a pottery class right before so I might be running a bit late... I'll try to get out as soon as possible!

    November 3, 2013

  • Heather E.

    Yay! I can make it now.

    October 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry but can't make the new date.

    October 29, 2013

  • Nghiem N.

    I can move it one weekend if it's easier :)

    October 29, 2013

  • Lindsay S.

    Arbor is actually a good place to go for lunch, too :) It's also cash only, but they do have an ATM there.

    October 28, 2013

  • Heather E.

    Nooo! I am going to be out of town that weekend! Well I hope everyone likes the book. Its one of my favs.

    October 25, 2013

  • Suzanne

    i would love to join but won't be available until after 12pm... =(

    October 25, 2013

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