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
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Lenobia was a bastard child and became one of the ‘fille a la casquette’-known historically as casket girl, i.e. women brought from France to the French colonies of Louisiana to marry.
Her heartbreaking forbitten love story with Martin, a creole young man who marked her life is also told.
I loved it! ...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. ...more
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
Dragon's Oath: ★★★★☆
Lenobia's Vow: ★★★★★
Kalona's Fall: TBD
Neferet's Curse: TBD
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Oh, this was beautiful and absolutely heartbreaking. Lenobia is my favourite adult in the House of Night world, and I loved her romantic plotline and characteristics in later books as she was developed, so I was definitely eager to *finally* get into the groove and read her prequel novella Lenobia's Vow. Much like with Dragon's ...more
One of the things I love about the novellas is the illustrations which happen to depict one of the keys emot ...more
Summary: This is the story of Lenobia’s journey to the New World and how she was marked. As the bastard daughter of a noble, Lenobia has worked her whole life, but when her half-sister, who looks remarkably similar to her, dies Lenobia takes her place and sets sail for the New World. The voyage there is rife with danger as a sinister Bishop is accompanying the Mademoiselles. Luckily, Lenobia finds solace in to gray Percheron horses and their car ...more
Still bullshit, though.
do every novella end tragically? it happened with dragon's and now lenobia's? someone needs to have their happy ending. lenobia's one of the better teachers that i liked in the house of night series, especially because of how supportive she was towards zoey.
in the novella, it's about lenobia falling in love and experiencing losses in various ways. she was brave and courageous even while she had to endure eight weeks of sea travel with a pervert bishop. i think the charac ...more
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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
That begs several questions! That needs ...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
Okay yes, I love the House of Night. It is one of my most guilty pleasures.
Lenobia was always one of my favorite characters so I was excited to read this because from the main novels, her backstory was always sad and sweet at the same time. I loved her and Travis' relationship and was hoping for huge insight about her vow.
But like this was SOOO boring, and not as passionate as I thought it was going to be.
I read Neferet's Curse before this one, and I loved the detail in that novella. ...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
This book was all over the place. Girl dies right away and the mom is like my daughter should just take her place, no biggie. It goes down hill from there. 8 week boat ride turns bad. We have the Bishop guy who i guess is raping and killing girls, and instead of killing him, or putting him in jail, they just send him somewhere else!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING!? No! Bad church! He's on the boat with these girls, and she has to avoid him, then finds the horses down under th ...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