Lenobia's Vow: A House of Night Novella (House of Night Novellas #2)
The second in the enthralling new mini-series of novellas from the #1 bestselling authors of the House of Night, Lenobia's Vow tells the gripping story behind the House of Night's enigmatic riding instructor – and one of Zoey’s closest allies against evil
The House of Night is an international publishing sensation; withalmost 12million books in print,and an incredible 12
On top of that I grew up around horses and a few months ago was helping care for a black Percheron gelding. He was so gorgeous and unbelievably sweet. At 18 1/2 hands he towered over me and could ea ...more
This book, #2 in the series, is about a completely different character cast. You definitely don't need to have read the first book. It features Lenobia, who's name unfortunately reminds me of lobotomy which isn't nice. She's the illegitimate child of a French lord, and when her half-sister dies, dear Lenny (my nickname for her, she, sadly, didn't get one in the book) impersonates her half-sister (they look alike, okay?) and ...more
One of the things I love about the novellas is the illustrations which happen to depict one of the keys emot ...more
the series is just going on and on and on and on and on! I mean Lenobia's Vow pffft what are they gonna think of next, "Nala's Secret", "Grandma Redbird's Gift" COME ON SERIOUSLY! DOES ANY ONE ELSE AGREE WITH ME the series and 'novella's" have gone to far! enough is enough.
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An uninspiring combination of bad accents and one-dimensional characters.
My biggest complaint about the first novella Dragon’s Oath was the writing, and I have to say, I think this improved in Lenobia’s Vow. The number of exclamation points were toned down, there were less adverbs and everything in general seemed more polished. Some of the issues remained (the bland feel, the awkward dialogue) and the writing still pales in comparison ...more
It's 1788 and Lenobia is the bastard daughter of a baron--as people like to remind her. When an odd opportunity arises, her mother ships her off to New Orleans, by pretending she's someone else. Lenobia doesn't want to leave her mother behind, but when she reaches the ship that will take her to the New World, she starts to fee ...more
"Evreux, France, 1788: Before she is Zoey’s favorite professor and the House of Night’s powerful horse mistress… Lenobia is just a normal 16-year-old girl – with enough problems to last a lifetime. As the illegitimate daughter of a powerful baron, she has never quite belonged, and instead has to watch her spoiled half-sister, Cecile, get anything she wants. As if that’s not enough, her remarkable beauty draws unwanted attention wherever she goes. For once, she wo ...more
This is the second book of the spin-off House of Night Novellas series, featuring Lenobia.
In Évreux, France, in 1788, Lenobia is the bastard daughter of a powerful baron. Following the death of his legitimate daughter, Cecile, she agrees to play her role and marry her intended in the Americas. Upon reaching the boat, she learns to her dismay that the Bishop of Évreux will come, too. Skilled in Dark magic, his appetite for young women makes him dangerous – most of all to Lenobia, wh ...more
It was interesting to know Lenobia's backstory and all, BUT it was so SAPPY.
It was very Historical romance style, with that dashing young buff man who is sadly unattainable but yet you love him so much you are willing to go over racial taboos of your century (He's half cuban) and your obstacle is a pervertic pedophiliac bishop who wants you so badly we actually get to know his deep deep obsess ...more
Sad.... again...the story has potential..but I wish I knew more about her, ...more
It was nice to get Lenobia's back-story, I really like her in the HoN novels. However, I don't understand why there had to be a very bad bishop present, or why Lenobia had to start her new life on a lie. Or why the authors didn't pay a translator a few bucks to make the French correct in the story.
I don't know why, but translation mistakes in books that really don't need to have them are as big pet peeves to me as bad grammar or syntactical errors.
So, although the story was OK, it could ...more
First of all, the setting of the book is rather boring. Lenobia lives in a French lord's house, but has to leave in the beginning of the story. Most of what you are going to read takes place in a ship while she's travelling to the New World. It could have been better if the authors took some t ...more
In all honesty, I don't think I would have picked up the 'House of Night' series if it weren't for this. Vampyre novels, especially ones from the Young Adu ...more
Autorky píší stále stejným stylem a i velikost písma je u nove ...more
I haven't read a House of Night book in a long while. I don't know if it's because I was just "burned" out on them, or if I thought they just started getting ridiculous. There are 12 books so it's bound to get tiresome after awhile. After reading Lenobia's Vow though I can see why I started the series. It's hard not to fall in love with some of the characters, and with the world that was created around the Vampyres and the House of Night.
This is a novella so with tha ...more
This wasn't too bad. The most difficult part of navigation was dealing with the odd accents. I get that Lenobia's Martin was supposed to be Creole and I tried hearing his voice with a Gambit-like accent in my head as I read, but I just couldn't do it. As a character I really liked Martin. The Bishop was cliche and flat. It wa ...more
Lenobia’s Vow tells the backstory of one of the teachers at the House of Night. Readers who have followed the series will remember Lenobia as the professor in charge of equestrian studies and protagonist Zoey Redbird’s frequent advisor. As one of the more reliably good-natured adult vampyres in the series, any narrative focu ...more