Treasure Keeper

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Treasure Keeper

Drakon

Zoe is a lovely heroine and her interactions with Rhys are a pleasure to read about. However, it was never quite made clear why Rhys gave up on her so quickly and seemingly so thoroughly. That little altercation between her sister led to her separation with Rhys. It was never quite well explained – especially as when she had a later conversation with her sister, it never came up that her sister was aware that Zoe essentially gave up Rhys for her. Very odd. I thought the sequences where Shana Abe attempts to convey Rhys' feelings as he is kept chained up and his spirit roams free were both very effective and very disorienting. If that was her goal, she certainly succeeded. Zoe's relationship with Hayden is also more than slightly problematic. I'm not quite sure why Zoe feels so ostracized within her own community and it's never precisely explained. It felt like something of a copout when Hayden was suddenly taken out of the picture. Oh look, large dramatic situation suddenly defused! Also, the entire reason for the sanf and their motives was never quite explained, nor why the dream weaver was at the head of their machinations.
 
All that said, this was quite an enjoyable read and I'll be waiting for more books in this series. Especially as I want to know what happened to and what happens to the time weaver. Her story is the one I really want to read.
 
Originally Reviewed on 2009-02-18 - Book is now in paperback, hardback and eBook formats
 
Paperback: 9780553591224
Hardback: 9780553806854

Book Blurb for Treasure Keeper

With such novels as Queen of Dragons and The Dream Thief, Shana Abé has created a unique and vividly imagined world that exists side by side with our own—a realm populated by a race of supersensual men and women whose power to change shape permits them unlimited acts of pleasure…and ever-present danger. Now the survival of the drákon rests in the hands of a young woman with untried and unexpected powers—and the powerful Alpha male she must break every drákon law to save.

The drákon are at war, surrounded by an enemy they have every reason to fear. The sanf inimicus are no ordinary human beings but the most dangerous of hunters. They’ve sworn to exterminate the shape-shifters whose presence they now can detect, and they’ve already claimed a prize prisoner: Lord Rhys Langford.

It’s a blow the drákon clans feel from Darkfrith, England, all the way to the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania. But it strikes no one harder than Zoe Cyprienne Lane. A mere seamstress’s daughter, Zoe isn’t even in the same league as Rhys. In fact, as an unwed male in the Alpha line, according to drákon custom, he owns her. So nothing could be more outrageous—or personally ruinous—than the mere notion that she might set out on her own to find her childhood friend...and first true love.

But the unexpected is exactly what Zoe intends to do. For years she’s been hiding two extraordinary Gifts that have set her apart from other drákon females: the power to become invisible and the power to feel others’ emotions. Now, guided by a link to Rhys—his presence and touch as electric as if he were beside her in the flesh—Zoe uses both Gifts to infiltrate the sanf inimicus. And for Rhys, whose time is running out, Zoe is his last lifeline to a world—and a love—he never thought he’d regain. Only together again, hunter and huntress, can they save the drákon from the traitor in their midst who would destroy them all.


Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2010 4.00