Heart Thief (Celta's Heartmates #2)
Setting: This series is set on a distant planet called Celta, settled by voyagers from Earth about four centuries ago. Over the centuries everyone on the planet developed a specialized "flair" or magical ability -- everyone except hero Ruiz, who lives inside a _______. Some interesting scenes in there.
Plot: The plot involved an evil uncle, ...more
Heart Thief is book 2 of the Celtan Heart Mates series. All the books are wonderful but if I had to pick a favorite, this one would probably be it. The hero and heroine are outstanding. Ruis is a fugitive and more than a bit of a rogue. His society scorns him because he is a Null, not only is he unable to use the Flair their society runs on - but he makes it impossible for others to use theirs. He is a thief who steals to live and indulge his hobby of fixing the old earth devices no ...more
On the planet Celta, founded by adherents of a Wiccan-like religion whose followers have psionic, or psychic, talents, Ruis Elder is an outcast on trial for his life. Not only doesn't he possess psionic talent but his mere presence nullifies the powers of others. Ailim Silver Fir, a judge and a strong empath, finds peace for the first time in her life when Ruis' null field gives her respite from the chaos of all the feelings that incessantly swirl around her. Sentenced to exile, R...more
This was a surprisingly great book, although not one that you can read in one sitting if you're a lazy, distractable reader like me.
In my mind the length of a romance novel should be (out of ten)
romantic tension x drama factor x complexity of plot = pages
for this one i'd say 6x5x6 = 180 pages, much closer to a novella then the full novel it is. Really this is just me nitpicking though, this is a fantastic book, while the first book was more to my style and taste I think this one had more dep ...more
These two meet under peculiar circumstances and immediately feel kinship and an attraction that they try not to act upon, but end up exploring. They make a balanced couple and help each other become better, but Ruis's moment of intense stupidity almost ruins everything between them. Thankfully for them and the rest of their world which benefited greatly by the revelation of what Ru,is had to offer, they man ...more
I wasn't sure about this book when I first started it. Ruis Elder is a Null, which means he has no magical Flair. I wasn't sure how that would work in this world, but Owens pulled it off brilliantly.
I really loved both Ruis and Ailim. The ...more
The hero Ruis is a Null, someone who can negate all the pyschic spells around him in a world that values such powers. Abused and usurped by his wicked uncle as the Head of his house since the death of his parents, his only solace in the repairing of old Earth machineries that everyone else thinks are worthless.
I liked the theme about valuing the past and what it can teach us. I actually enjoyed this second book of the Celta series even more than the first.
In terms of Celta leading men, Ruis is by far the most likeable. He's got less of the "possessive alpha male" vi ...more
I liked this better than number one of the series which I didn't finish because it dragged too much in the first half. It's an enticing society even though the combination of magic, old world class system and technology is still a bit underexplained. And I fear this book would have been the one to accomplish that best because of its magic-less hero who has a knack for forgotten machinery.
Loved the sentient mansions, found the talking familiars not nearly as annoying as they could have ...more
By a chance of fate he runs across Ailim at a time when his life in on the line. In this encounter Ailim treats hi ...more
Ruis is a thief who had his family inheritance stolen by his uncle. He struggles with anger and feels he has nothing to contribute to society until he discovers the talent for repairing and using old Celta technology.
Ailim is a fair and valued judge in the Celta law system and head of her family. She recognizes the injustice against ...more
It's an enjoyable bit of brain candy, and was a pleasant way to spend an evening. The characters aren't particularly complicated: the "bad guys" are pretty much "baddy bad for the sake of being bad/evil", with the rest seemingly assigned a label as to their personalities (gene ...more
The first book, someone had wiped out the H's family. This one, ...more
I usually enjoy Owens' work and that hasn't changed. I did notice a few things that make me think she's not one ...more
So many tropes: Angry, wronged hero with noble heart. Evil uncle.
The best part of this book was getting to see D'Ash function in society. Owens did a good job of integrating the previous couple in this book (and for that matter there are glimpses of the next couple).
Robin Owens continues her Celta series, this time with the story of Ruis Elder. Ruis is a Null, has no psychic powers and can negate any psychic effects in his immediate vicinity. He thinks he's condemned to a life on the fringes of society. But then he meets Ailim D'Silverfur who believes he can live a full life, in the sunlight. Ailim risks all, her career, her livelihood, her family, in a bid to help him escape the terrors of his past.