"Tremendous science fiction romance"

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 the GreatHouse rather than an outcast thief just because he has no psychic Flair except to nullify everyone else's abilities.

Celta Judge Ailim D'SilverFir heads her house, but as a telepath hates "hearing" the avaricious thoughts of her family. She pleads with the FirstFamily Council to loan her money to save her near bankrupt house. She meets incarcerated thief Ruis there and surprisingly finds his Null refreshing, as she does not have to wearily turn up her Flair powers to ignore feelings and thoughts. As they both wonder if they have found their HeartMate, each worries about what step to take to insure they become one.

HEART THIEF is a tremendous science fiction romance that affirms what many fans thought after reading the prequel (Heart Mate) that Robin D. Owens is one of the sub-genre's giant stars. The story line is faster than the speed of light, but more important is this world's society seems so real that psychic powers feel genuine. The lead couple is a star-crossed duo as their opposite ends of the psychic spectrum make them the least likely to pair yet love and the polarizing powers actually leads to a perfect coupling. Though the hero's uncle is too vile of an antagonist, readers will appreciate this richly textured other planetary romance.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 21, 2003


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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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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Other Books by
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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