The Treasure Keeper
The Drákon Series, Book 4
ISBN-10: 0553591223 ISBN-13: 978-0553591224
Something Dark is
coiled around your heart.
Something scaled and
glistening, and ferociously beautiful. It has been with
you all your days and nights, all your years, in all
your thoughts, shaping every single movement: your hands,
your lips, your respiration.
It lives because you
live. It lives because magic is real.
You are a dragon.
The lush green shire of Darkfrith,
England hides a sparkling secret: a tribe of shapeshifting
creatures who have the ability to Turn from human to
smoke to dragon. Fierce, lovely, and dangerous, they've
lived for centuries disguised as people, undetected
by the human beings surrounding them. Until now.
The sanf inimicus, human dragon
hunters, have found the shire. And now members of the
tribe are going missing, one by one: a little girl.
A devoted fiancé. And the reckless, handsome youngest
son of the Alpha of the drákon: Lord Rhys Langford.
Zoe Lane is only the village seamstress.
Her intellect and ice-cold beauty has left her isolated
even amid her own kind. Her final chance to fit in among
the tribe was the promise of marriage to Hayden James,
a loyal drákon scout sent out into the world
to help battle the sanf.
When Hayden vanishes without word,
Zoe at last lets loose the Gifts she's kept hidden from
her clan: the power to Turn invisible. The ability to
see ghosts in glass, to hear the voices of the dead.
To read thoughts.
She's determined to find her fiancé
and bring him home again if she can. But when she reaches
glittering, simmering eighteenth century Paris, she
discovers the ghost who haunts her every move isn't
Hayden, but Rhys.
Her childhood love.
Rhys's world has gone gray and thin;
he isn't even certain if he's alive or dead. His existence
is focused solely around Zoe, the only spark of color
and true life left to him. Protecting her is going require
all of his drákon skilleven as a ghostbecause
she's determined to strike a blow against the sanf
they won't soon forget.
She's his last lifeline to the living
world. And he's the one drákon who ever touched
Only together can they discover the
true fate of their kind, and save them all from the
traitor in their midst who would destroy them in a heartbeat....
A Romantic Times BOOKreviewsTop Pick
A Main Selection for the Rhapsody Book Club, and a Featured
Alternate for the Science Fiction Book Club, Doubleday
Book Club and the Book of the Month Club
Nominated Best Historical Vampire/Werewolf/Shapeshifter
Romance by RT Book Reviews
Finalist for the Favourite Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic
Award by the Australian Romance Readers Association
Finalist for the Golden Quill Award
"Readers fell in love with Abé's drákon
(dragons) in The Smoke Thief, and the infatuation
continues in the fourth book in the series. Complex,
enthralling and captivating, Abé's storytelling has
you soaring through wild adventures and spellbinding
scenes made possible by the power of love and the forces
of magic. You'll believe in these fabled creatures and
let your imagination take flight."
Romantic Times BOOKreviews
"Denver author Shana Abé's fourth installment
in her series of fantasy novels about the drákon,
a race of dragons who masquerade as human beings, but
who can shift to smoke or dragon forms, is the best
one so far. In the 18th century the drákon in
Darkfrith, an isolated village in England, originally
thought themselves safe, but they have discovered that
human hunters in an organization called the sanf
inimicus are out to destroy them. In The Treasure
Keeper, Zoe Lane, a drákon seamstress discovers
that, though she is unable to turn to a dragon, she
has the unique power of invisibility. Zoe travels to
Paris to save her fiancé and the man she truly loves
from these dark forces.
Final Word: In this fantasy/romance
Abé again proves that she is better at the fantasy and
the romance—and the adventure—than most of the other
authors in the genre."
Rocky Mountain News
"Author Shana Abé has written three other
stories about the Drákon: The Smoke Thief, The Dream
Thief, and Queen of Dragons, all equal in
excellence. While each stands alone as a story-there
is enough back-story skillfully woven into each tale
for easy understanding-you will certainly want to read
them all upon reading your first. Skillful writing,
excellent characters, fascinating setting and outstanding
story earn The Treasure Keeper a Perfect 10."
Romance Reviews Today
"With intense feelings and emotions,
Ms. Abé has once again written a sensual and remarkable
fantasy. The Treasure Keeper continues the story
about a world filled with men who have the special ability
to Turn into dragons and the women who have special
gifts of their own. What I love most about Ms. Abé's
stories is that each of her novels is intertwined but
can still be read as a standalone. Zoe comes across
as such a strong woman, something unique within the
drákon clique, and Rhys is an alpha male who
can still show great emotions. A wonderful story filled
with suspense, love, spicy sex, and heartfelt emotions,
this book will have you aching for more."
Coffee Time Romance & More
"Shana Abé is an extraordinary storyteller
who weaves a compelling tale of romantic fantasy unlike
any other. The Treasure Keeper is probably the
darkest and most intense addition to this series with
an intricate plot and complex characters who stay with
you long after finishing the book."