Night's Honor (Elder Races, #7) by Thea Harrison

Night's Honor (Elder Races, #7)

In the latest Novel of the Elder Races, a woman finds herself in need of protection-and seduced by honour . . . On the run from her former employer, Tess knows that she's vulnerable on her own amongst the Elder Races. That's why she decides to audition to become the human attendant of a powerful Vampyre of the Nightkind demesne. But while her position affords her the safety she seeks, her protector turns out to be more than she bargained for.The ...

Details Night's Honor (Elder Races, #7)

TitleNight's Honor (Elder Races, #7)
Release DateSep 2nd, 2014
GenreRomance, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Urban Fantasy

Reviews Night's Honor (Elder Races, #7)

  • Sophia Triad
    Xavier and Tess Tess: My looks are entirely forgettable, and I'm smarter than almost anyone here. Tess does not really like vampires. She also does not like giving her blood willingly. Still she tries to earn a place as a vampire's attendant. And she succeeds.Xavier: I will expect you at my estate tomorrow evening at sundown. Jackpot! Xavier is like the second in command of the vampire race and Tess really needs a powerful protector in order...
  • Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky, and B*tchy ⚓️ Steamy Reads
    2...Rounded Down...Dull.That pretty much sums up this book. The plot was dull. In fact, nothing even remotely exciting happened until perhaps the 75% mark. But by then, I was already in a coma. Xavier was dull. Tess was dull...And bitchy contrary just for the sake of it. The only mildly interesting characters is this book were Melisande and Julian...and the epilogue...because it was about Melisande and Julian... So hopefully that means the next o...
  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    Night's Honor is about Julian's right hand man, Xavier, who comes from Spanish nobility and is the epitome of etiquette. Tess is a human and on the run from a pariah Djinn when she decides to apply to be an attendant at the Vampyre Ball. Tess is really feisty which I enjoy because really, no one wants to read about a doormat. But Tess has a real give and take problem going on because in becoming an attendant, she has to let them feed from her and...
  • Bj
    *I gave this audiobook a B for the story and A- for the narration at AudioGals* Being a big fan of vampire romances, but having read only the first title in this series, I was a little skeptical to jump in at Book 7, as usually paranormal romance series are best read in chronological order. However, the blurb really intrigued me, and I decided to take a chance. Well, am I glad I did, as I really enjoyed the characters and the romance in Night’...
  • Ferdy
    SpoilersA decent enough PNR read. The story and the main characters didn't make much of an impression on me, they were both rather underwhelming but despite that I was still fairly entertained. It helped that the world was easy to immerse into and enjoyable and that a few of the secondary characters were fun to read about.-Summary: Tess needs to hide from a bad guy so she seeks out protection by auditioning to be a vampire attendant. Super import...
  • D.G.
    **2.5 stars**There just enough story for a novella here. The couple wasn't believable and none of the main characters was particularly remarkable. This was me during most of the book:Tess is running away from a serious threat so she decides to get a job with a vampire who can protect her. She makes a preposterous assertion (which she never delivers) and she catches the attention of a very powerful vampire, who decides to hire her. Even though the...
  • Lauren
    Night's Honor5 StarsOn the run from her former employer, a pariah Djinn, Tess seeks refuge with the Vampyres by applying for a position as an attendant. Thrown into the terrifying world of the Nightkind demesne, Tess must deal with her own fears as well as the dangers posed by the creatures around her, and soon comes to realize that her Vampyre protector, Xavier del Torro, is more than merely the monster she perceives him to be. Thea Harrison’s...
  • Ezinwanyi
    ★★★.It was a slow burner but I liked the story. I didn't really connect with Tess but I really liked Xavier. Tess is a woman whose had to survive, never fitting in anywhere and having to watch her own back. When her actions goes against her bosses interests, Tess runs from the Casino and the Djinn who owns it.She shows up at the vampyre Ball and offers her Services as an attendant. Her answer catches Xavier attention and he gives her a tria...
  • Laura (Kyahgirl)
    3/5; 3 stars; BI don't have a strong feeling one way or the other about this book and its part in the overall Elder Races chronicle. It wasn't bad but I found it to be kind of a non-event. The novel probably would have been much better as a short story and a lead into a book that focuses more on Julian, the Vampyre King. There have been hints for several books that something big is going down that involves the Vampyres. I appreciated the insights...
  • Katie Michaels
    I always enjoy returning to Thea Harrison’s world of the Elder Races. It’s true that I haven’t loved every installment equally, but that’s because Harrison makes each of her stories and all of her characters and species so unique. You never get the same book twice, which keeps things interesting, but also means some books will resonate better with certain readers than others. This is a return to the world of the Vampyres. This didn’t ex...
  • Melindeeloo
    4.5 stars - Desperate and on the run from a scary immortal Djinn, Tess manages to land a coveted position as a vampire servant in the household of Nightkind second in command, vampire Xavier del Torro - hoping that she'll be safe in the vampires desmesne. Xavier is intrigued by the intelligent Tess, who is not the typical fangfan and is obviously terrified of his kind, and finds himself hoping to win her trust. Despite her fear, Tess discovers th...
  • Tami
    I am really conflicted about this book.It was not a bad story, it was well written, I was entertained and even drawn into the story.But I didn't love it. At all.It was a lot of "meh" feelings and I mostly wanted to be done with it.Maybe because the whole vampyre thing was a let down after the "Elder Races" that had been introduced and that are all more alluring and more original and more powerful than your good old vampire. It just fell flat comp...
  • Kate's Corner
    3.5 starsThere are a lot of mixed reviews on this book varying from two to five star ratings so I was a bit antsy before I started this book. But seeing as I have a stack of paperbacks on my bedside table and I must reduce them as the pile was getting too big what can happen apart from me not liking the book.I went in with an open mind even though I am not always a fan of the fang.Surprisingly enough I enjoyed Xavier & Tess’s story. Every year ...
  • Stacie
    3 1/2 "Reserved, Under Controll" Stars!It was slow. Not much action of ANY kind until about 80%. But I did like the characters a lot so it was okay for me. On to the next book; which honestly I'm not all that interested in, but I don't want to skip it because I think I will miss something important. Or maybe I'm just nosey :-/ Happy reading!
  • Dark Faerie Tales
    Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: A woman terrified of vampyres is forced by circumstances to become attendant to one in this captivating story in the Elder Races series.Opening Sentence: Cautiously, Tess peered at the crowd through a side stage door.The Review:Tess is in a very difficult situation. She’s managed to find herself on the bad side of a powerful pariah Djinn, who will stop at nothing to find and kill her. She needs...
  • Sunny
    4.5 starsI love this book. It shows Thea Harrison's versatility as a writer. Different in tone and pace than the last book, Kinked, I like the quiet contrast to Aryal and Quentin's story. There are less action sequences, but I really, really enjoy the evolution of the relationship between Tess and Xavier. I am especially drawn to Tess. She's quirky, spirited, and I find her admirable in trying to overcome her prejudices. I guess it doesn't hurt t...
  • Katie Reus
    The romance in this book was a much slower burn than in Harrison's previous Elder Race books but I really enjoyed the build. And I absolutely loved Xavier. He was nothing like I imagined and that ended up being a really good thing. He was such a complex, honorable character and I found myself glad that there wasn't that insta-attraction between the H/h. The ending was perfect.
  • Keri
    As dynamic as some of TH's character's are in the series, this couple didn't quite stand out hence my rating. Love the series though and she has some good couple combos coming up. Can't wait to seen Justine get he just desserts and I think Julian will be stepping up to the plate.
  • Danielle (Love at First Page)
    Featured on my 2014 REC IT post.
  • T.J. Shaw
    4.5 stars!I really liked this one. Great continuation in the series!
  • Mareli
    In Italy we have a saying, "Not every donut comes out with the hole", it means that sometimes, even if you use all the care and the talent and all you have in you, the thing you do is not good. And that's what happened with this book. It's well written, the background story is good but it's boring. Nothing happens for all the book and the little stunt in the end becomes boring as well, because it lacks of energy and suspence. Maybe is't the chara...
  • Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
    Another one bites the dust. This book was pointless. Barely anything occurs in the book. There are two confrontations, but in reality, they're so minute in comparison to the rest of the book. Add in a super annoying female mc and a boring male mc, you've got some impotent magic. The plot is about Tess, a human whining machine, becoming an attendant for vampire lord, Xavier Del Toro. She's running from a powerful enemy who'd love to end her (take ...
  • Christa
    A straightforward vampire romance. Doesn’t break new ground but it was a lot of fun.
  • Beth
    Tess is on the run from a corrupt and powerful Djinn. Her only chance of survival, find a more powerful being that will protector her. She chooses to attend the Vampyre Ball hoping to be given a one in thousand chance at becoming a Vampyre's chosen.Tess does catch the interest of Xavier del Torro, the right hand of Nightkind King. While she needs his protection she is a highly reluctant servant.I'm a huge fan of the Elder Race series. That being ...
  • Jessie Potts
    Why you should read it: To start with, Thea Harrison is amazing, and her Elder Races series is not only a fun, steamy read, but I have devoured the audio books with gusto. Each installment of Pia and Dragos (now Peanut!) keeps me satisfied while the new characters keep me entertained. This installment is about Tess and Xavier. If you don't remember Xavier, he is with the Nightkind and was in Carling and Rune's book. He's a rakish spymaster and pr...
  • Lady Heather
    4.5 stars!I really enjoyed this installment in the "Elder Races" series.The only reason I didn't give it a full 5 star rating is that even though the writing, story, and characters were amazing..personally I found that not enough time was spent of Xavier and Tess as a 'couple'. They only really 'hooked up' in the last 15% of the book.I just finished the book wanting "more" time with them.The author finished the book with a wonderful introduction ...
  • Holly
    Night's Honor falls outside the other books in the Elder Races series. The timeline seems to run parallel to that of Lord's Fall (Xavier leaves at one point to attend the Sentinel Games, which take place in LF), but has no direct relation to any of the threads Harrison is weaving in the other books. This is a light look at the Nightkind and their politics and intrigues, but mostly focuses on Tess and her perceptions of the Vampyres in general and...
  • AH
    Initial Thoughts: About a 3.5-4.0 star read for me. Another nice installment in the Elder Races series. I wasn't too wild about this one - the main couple were just OK for me. I did like that there was no insta-love between Xavier and Tess and that there was a nice build up to their relationship. There is a little bit of a cliffhanger to the next book. The Review:I've been a fan of Thea Harrison's Elder Races series for a while now. I was very ex...
  • Lisa
    This was a 3 star read for me. I think it could have definitely been a novella and a good set up for the series. I'm intrigued by everyone and really look forward to Melly's story.I was bored for most of the first 50% of the book. It was SO slow and I didn't think every little tidbit was necessary for the story to move along. It felt like filler.I struggled with how I felt about Tess. I never really warmed up to her and her relationship with Xavi...