Ruis Elder never asked for his unusual trait - the ability to neutalize other's psychic talents. Because of it, he has always been hated in his own homeland, destined to roam the harsh planet alone. But trouble finds him in front of the ruling Council - and face-to-face with the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. There's only one problem: Ailim is on the opposite side of the bench...

Ailim has never before felt such passion coursing through her as she feels in Ruis's presence. And she never thought she would - at least not with a man so far beneath her station, a man who does not even have psychic powers. But even on the planet Celta, love is blind to such details. Separately, Ailim and Ruis must forgo their old lives. But together the can take on the world...

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"Owens outdoes herself with the sequel to her award winning Futuristic Fantasy debut!"
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted May 8, 2003

Following on the heels of her award winning debut HEARTMATE, is HEART THIEF, the second book in the Celta series. Robin D. Owens has outdone herself. This is the tale of Ruis Elder a Null in a world where flair determines status. Not only does Ruis lack any Read more...

"Tremendous science fiction romance"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 21, 2003

In Druida City, Celta, Ruis Elder feels worthless, yet remains diligent trying to stay alive knowing his uncle sends assassins to kill him. Ruis also struggles to avoid the destructiveness of self pity as he bitterly thinks of how he should have been the Heir and ultimately the Lord of Read more...

"The complex emotional and relational conflicts build a memorable story"
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted June 12, 2003

The planet and society of Celta is again the setting for power struggles and the need for justice. Ruis Elder is a Null. More than NOT having flair (psi-power), his presence negates the power of those he is near. He has saved his sanity by restoring the old Earth Read more...

"Ms. Owens really outdid herself with HEART THIEF!"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 8, 2003

Druida City, Celta, 400 years after Colonization:

Ruis Elder has had a hard life. Banished from his family home because his nullness (the dampening of other Flair powers by his presence) would destroy even the most powerful spells that sustain the house over months of his presence Read more...

"Robin D. Owens shows us a 'familiar' side of romance!"
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted January 18, 2004

Robin D. Owens has created a fabulous world in Celta and continues to fascinate us with this culture in her second novel Heart Thief. Ms. Owens weaves an intricate story of suspense, love and prejudice by telling us the story of Ruis, the Null that stole the heart gift Read more...


Heart Thief
(Celta series, Book 2)
by Robin D. Owens

Berkley Pub Group (Sensation)
June 1, 2003
Available: June 3, 2003
ISBN #0425190722
EAN #9780425190722
352 pages
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Robin D. Owens

Enchanted Again
Enchanted No More
Heart Journey
Heart Change
Echoes in the Dark
Heart Fate
Keepers of the Flame
Heart Dance
Protector of the Flight
Heart Quest
What Dreams May Come
Sorceress Of Faith
What Dreams May Come
Heart Choice
Guardian of Honor
Heart Duel

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