From Publishers Weekly
Abé's fifth Drákon fantasy romance (after 2009's The Treasure Keeper
) introduces Honor Carlisle, whose time-traveling powers help her fit into a dragon society hidden in the midst of 18th-century England. In an original and ambitious spin on time travel stories, Honor is at once the heroine and, from a future time line, the nemesis who drives the plot. The slow revelation of why and how such a sympathetic character could turn against her values adds dramatic tension, and the drákon's well-meant efforts to avert tragedy lead them to horrific expedients, making a welcome change from stock villains. Despite occasional purple prose and an unsatisfying ending precipitated by a third party who forces resolution on the conflicted protagonists, this story delivers a real sense of wonder. (June)
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“Abé is an immensely gifted storyteller.”—Karen Marie Moning, New York Times
“Stunningly lyrical, sensual, and mesmerizing . . . a stellar addition to [Shana] Abé’s imaginative shape-shifting dragon series.”—Library Journal
“Spellbinding . . . Soar with Abé and be breathless with awe at her talents.”—RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)
“Sumptuous prose . . . The entire series is worthy of a Perfect 10.”—
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