Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Smoke Thief

I know Shana Abe's The Smoke Thief has been out for over a year, but I just got to it on my TBR pile. Wow - I wish I'd read this sooner. I wish it had been twice as long. I wish the sequel, The Dream Thief, was already out. Delicious, wonderful, captivating, rich, elegant, imaginative. A must read for writers and readers.

Her writing is beautiful, lyrical, poetic...almost dream-like (much like the beautiful covers). These books are historical romances with a delicious paranormal element, so if you read historical or paranormal, I think you'd love them.

The Dream Thief comes out Sept. 26th, 2006. I've already pre-ordered it from Amazon and there aren't many hardbacks I can say that about.

Nicely played, Ms. Abe...nicely played.

9 comments:

  1. I agree. Her writing is beautiful :)

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  2. Totally agree. I loved TST and can't wait for TDT!

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  3. I'd never actually heard of her before... wow. Sounds awesome, I'll definitely hafta check into that. :)

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  4. Gee, I'm hiring you to do my promo. :-)

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  5. I just bought The Smoke Thief and cannot wait to read it!

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  6. I looked at this at the bookstore the other day and finally decided to buy it in ebook and download it to my Ebookwise. I've heard such high praise of the book!

    If you like fantasy, you might try Poison Study by Maria Snyder, which was just released in Mass Market from Luna. It's fabulous. I was fortunate to get the sequel, Magic Study, which releases in October, at BEA, and it is just as good. So if you're looking for another satisfying read, try those. Very well written, vivid, strong characters and interesting story.

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  7. I haven't read her's but from your endorsement will have to look for them now! :)

    Cole

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  8. Haven't read those books. Look very interesting though.

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  9. YAY! I didn't know she had a sequel coming out! The Smoke Thief is one of the very few hardback romances I own and it was worth every penny.

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