Auteur : P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
Evreux, France, 1788: As the illegitimate daughter of a powerful baron, 16-year-old Lenobia has never quite belonged. Though she lives in the shadow of her entitled half-sister, Cecile, her remarkable beauty draws unwanted attention, and she often hides in nearby stables – with the gentle horses who seem to understand her best.
When fate steps in, Lenobia suddenly finds herself surrounded by other girls, on a ship bound for New Orleans, where they will be betrothed to the city’s elite Frenchmen. But they’re not alone.. As they set out for a distant shore, an evil bishop makes the same journey. His temper and Dark magic make him a danger to everyone – but most of all to Lenobia, who was the object of his infatuation in France. As she hides from him, she finds comfort in secret visits to the ship’s stables, where a handsome young creole and his beautiful Percheron horses soon catch her eye.
Will they make it to land before the bishop discovers her true identity and a powerful evil breaks loose? And will Lenobia follow her heart, even if it puts lives at risk?