Review by Jackie:
I enjoyed this book immensly. It gives a totally different look into the world of dragons. You come to love, and identify with, the main characters.
The two main characters, Christoff and Rue, are part of a society of dragons. That is until one day, Rue flees. They don't see each other for many years and they run into each other when Christoff and his council are searching for The Smoke Thief.
This book has been out for a few years now so I feel I can tell you that... Rue and Christoff become close. Their relationship starts off rocky, with him knowing she is his mate, and her aware of her feeligns but unsure of his. As time goes on, her feelings change and they become mates. I had a sense from the get go that they would be together, and I'm glad that's the direction that the author took.
The Drakon Society as a whole, tries to blend in with humans while keeping itself hidden.. When The Smoke Thief starts stealing gems, we see the society take action so others don't discover them. It was interesting to me how the dragons sense gems, and how Christoff desinged the ploy to catch the thief using gems.
I found myself skipping ahead and I had to go back so as not to miss anything. I have the other three books in the series and I can't wait to read them!
***FYI These are adult books and do contain sexual behavior.