The Principal at my children's school is a big fan of Abe's, and we were chatting one day and she then brought me two of her books. I just finished The Smoke Thief, which I really enjoyed. It was historical enough to satisfy the lover of historicals in me, and then the fantasy/drakon element was really well done.
This does meet the "new to you" for this month's challenge on eharlequin, because I hadn't read anything of Abe's before.
It was a very good book - I wasn't blown away, but I liked it enough to be looking forward to reading The Dream Thief, the follow up.