In the remote hills of northern England lives a powerful clan with a centuries-old secret. They are the drAikon, shape-shifters who possess the ability to Turnachanging from human to smoke to dragon. And from the very stones of the earth, they hear hypnotic songs of beauty and wonder. But there is one stone they fear.... Buried deep within the bowels of the Carpathian Mountains lies the legendary dreaming diamond known as Draumr, the only gem with the power to enslave the drAikon. Since childhood, Lady Amalia Langford, daughter of the clanas Alpha, has heard its haunting ballad but kept it secret, along with another rare Gift.... Lia can hear the future, much in the way she hears the call of Draumr. And in that future, she realizes that the diamondaalong with the fate of the drAikonarests in the hands of a human man, one who straddles two worlds. Ruthlessly clever, Zane has risen through Londonas criminal underworld to become its ruler. Once a street urchin saved by Liaas mother, Zane is also privy to the secrets of the clanaand is the only human they trust to bring them Draumr. But he does nothing selflessly. Zaneas hunt for the gem takes him to Hungary, where he is shocked to encounter a bold, beautiful young noblewoman: Lia. She has broken every rule of the drAikon to join him, driven by the urgent song of Draumraand her visions of Zane. In one future, he is her ally. In another, her overlord. In both, he is her lover. Now, to protect her tribe, Lia must tie her fate to Zaneas, to the one man capable of stealing her futureaand destroying her heart.... From the Hardcover edition.In another, her overlord. In both, he is her lover. Now, to protect her tribe, Lia must tie her fate to Zaneas, to the one man capable of stealing her futureaand destroying her heart.... From the Hardcover edition.
|Title||:||The Dream Thief|
|Publisher||:||Bantam - 2006-09-26|