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Heart Thief

Celta, Book 2

ISBN: 978-0425190722

About This Book

Robin Owens returns to the future and the planet Celta for the sequel to her magical fantasy romance HeartMate, which won the 2001 RITA Award for Best Paranormal Romance. This time Owens introduces Ruis Elder, a Null with the ability to neutralize psychic powers — an unwelcome trait on a planet that prizes psychic powers above all. Scorned and alone, banished to life outside the major cities, Ruis finds solace in restoring an abandoned spaceship. A chance encounter with the beautiful, aristocratic Ailim prompts him to risk everything for another moment alone with her, even as she risks forfeiting her career, her family estate, and her good name.

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Blurb

Book 2

In HeartMate, Robin D. Owens swept us away to the planet Celta, where psychic talents are the key to life—and love! Midwest Book Review predicted that “readers will want Ms. Owens to return to Celta for more tales.” And the prophesy has come true—with Heart Thief…

Ruis Elder never asked for his unusual trait—the ability to neutralize others’ psychic talent. 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, they can take on the world…

 

Review Snippet:

“A wonderful, gripping mix of passion, exotic, futuristic settings, and edgy suspense.”—Jayne Castle

 

List of votes

re: Ruis’ Banishment, copied from handwritten:

T’Birch        – Death
T’Rowan        – Death
D’Alder        – Banishment
D’Saille        – Death
T’Ash        – Banishment
T’Hawthorn      – Death
T’Oak        – Banishment
T’Holly        – Banishment
D’Hazel        – Banishment
T’Apple        – Banishment
D’Vine        – Freedom
T’Ivy        – Banishment
T’Reed    – Death
T’Blackthorn    – Absent
T’Elder        – Death
D’WhitePoplar    – Death
T’Furze        – Banishment
T’Heather    – Banishment
D’SilverFir    – Absent
T’Yew        – Death
D’Grove        – Banishment
T’Spindle        – Banishment
T’Honeysuckle    – Banishment
Beech        – Banishment
D’Sea        – Banishment

TOTALS:    14 Banishment

8 Death
1 Freedom
2 Absent

25 First Families

Extra

On the Ship and the Discovery of Celta:

Heart And Sword IN THE COLLECTION OF HEARTS AND SWORDS:

394 Muin (Vinni) T’Vine Born

400 HeartMate:  Druida City, Celta, 400 years after Colonization, Summer, July, Discovery Day

400 The Turquoise House becomes aware/is born.

400 Draeg Betony Blackthorn born

400 Avellana Hazel born

400 Heart Thief:  Druida City, Celta, 400 Years after Colonization, Autumn

403 Heart Duel:  Druida City, Celta, 403 years after Colonization, Summer, Month of Holly

404 Heart Choice:  Druida City, Celta, 404 Years After Colonization, Spring

404 Nuin Ash is born late 404

404 The Betony Blackthorns move to a southern estate

405 Heart Quest:  Druida City, Celta, 405 Years After Colonization, Late Autumn BLACK MAGIC CULT deaths

405 Heart Dance:  Druida City, Celta, 405 Years After Colonization, Early Winter (two months after Heart Quest, i.e. January/)

406 Heart Story IN THE COLLECTION OF HEARTS AND SWORDS: Druida City, Celta 406 Years After Earth Colonization, Spring

406 Heart Fate:    Druida City, Celta, 406 Years After Colonization, Mid Winter (one year after the end of Heart Dance)  SAMHAIN = NEW YEAR, SO JUST A MONTH AND A HALF AFTER THE NEW YEAR

406

  • Holm and Lark’s child born, a boy.
  • Loridana Itha Valerian Yew born the day before Discovery Day
  • Ruis and Ailim’s 2nd child born.
  • Hazels suffer a loss.

Heart & Soul IN THE COLLECTION OF HEARTS AND SWORDS, Gael City, Celta

406 Years After Colonization, Autumn (Elder/October) the last days of 406

407 Heart Change:  Druida City, Celta, 407 Years After Colonization, Spring (March)

407

  • Glyssa, Camellia, Tiana are 12
  • Ash twins born, Jasmine and Abutilon-Gwydion
  • Tinne Holly’s girl born (Aurea)

407 Zanth and the Treasure, free short/short story

407 Heart Journey:  Druida City, Celta, 407 Years After Colonization, Late Summer

409  Draeg Betony Blackthorn goes to live with Straif and Mitchella.

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14 YEARS PASS BETWEEN HEART JOURNEY AND HEART SEARCH: THIS HAPPENS IN BETWEEN

411 Noble Heart IN THE COLLECTION OF HEARTS AND SWORDS, Druida City, Celta, 411 Years After Colonization, Winter

411

  • LAST A’SH BABY BORN, DONTEA  Female, jeweler (referenced in Noble Heart)
  • Ashes: Nuin, Jasmine and Abutilon-Gwydion, Dontea
  • Trif Clover-Winterberry’s  second child (a girl after a boy, is born)
  • D’Yew Dies

412 Elwyn Clover born (First Child of Walker Clover-Sedwy Grove)

414
Tinne and Lahsin’s son born, Marin.

417

  •  TAB HOLLY DIES, CAL MARIGOLD IS BORN
  • Dalmatia Clover born (Second Walker Clover-Sedwy Grove child)

417 Draeg Betony Blackthorn is 17.   Second Passage and deaths of Tab Holly and his HeartMated parents cast him adrift, he hires out with merchants (through the guild and Cratag).

418  EPIDEMIC, DECONTAMINATION OF TRANSPORT DONE 3 YEARS LATER (HEART SECRET)

419 EPIDEMIC,  NIVEA SUNFLOWER HAWTHORN DIES, SICKNESS LAST SEEN 18 MONTHS BEFORE HEART SECRET

421

  • Late Winter, Early Spring
  • Huathe T’Hawthorn dies (3 mos. before Heart Search)
  • Garrett And The Cat, Case that brings him to Laev T’Hawthorn’s notice

421

  • Heart Search (Laev):  Druida City, Celta, 421 Years After Colonization, Late Spring
  • Nuin Ash is 17
  • Reglus Licorice last seen

421 Heart Secret (Garrett Primross and Artemisia Mugwort), Druida City, 421 years after Colonization, Late Summer

421 Heart Fortune (Glyssa Licorice and Race Bayrum), Excavation of Lugh’s Spear, the lost starship, 421 years after Colonization, End of Summer

421 after colonization, last book was “late summer” and apparently this one is “end of summer” so end of Aug

421 Lost Heart, 421 years after Colonization, Early Autumn taking place at the same time as Heart Fortune (starting a little before, ending a little before).

422 Heart Fire (Antenn Blackthorn-Moss and Tiana Mugwort), Druida City, 422 years after Colonization, Early Spring) half a year since Heart Secret, Epilogue 6 mos. later.

422 Watson Clover born (oracle says father’s Flair, Walker Clover-Sedwy Grove)

424

  • Heart Legacy, 424 years after colonization late winter (end of February, beginning of March through March(?)) Heart Legacy
  • Avellana is 24, Vinni is 30

424 Heart Sight, Druida City 424 years after colonization, summer (coming 2017)