Sunday, 21 August 2011

Dragon's Oath by P.C. and Kristin Cast

In early 19th century England, long before he’s a professor at the Tulsa House of Night, Bryan Lankford is a troublesome yet talented human teen who thinks he can get away with anything… until his father, a wealthy nobleman, has finally had enough, and banishes him to America. When Bryan is Marked on the docks and given the choice between the London House of Night and the dragon-prowed ship to America, he chooses the Dragon – and a brand new fate.
Becoming a Fledgling may be exciting, but it opens a door to a dangerous world.... In 1830’s St. Louis, the Gateway to the West, Dragon Lankford becomes a Sword Master, and soon realizes there are both frightening challenges and beautiful perks. Like Anastasia, the captivating young Professor of Spells and Rituals at the Tower Grove House of Night, who really should have nothing to do with a fledgling…
But when a dark power threatens, Dragon is caught in its focus. Though his uncanny fighting skills make him a powerful fledgling, is he strong enough to ward off evil, while protecting Anastasia as well? Will his choices save her—or destroy them all? 

If I'm being honest, I was growing tired of the House of Night series, purely because it started to drag out, and it was like Zoey and her friends were simply going around in circles. But I really enjoyed this novella - it was great to get an insight into the life of a less involved character. From the last previous books, I had taken a dislike to Dragon because of how he behaved towards Stevie Rae and Rephaim. But as I read this book, I absolutely fell in love with both Dragon and Anastasia. Although the story was short, it was sweet and simple, and did help us understand a bit more about how Dragon had reacted to different things in the other novels. The only thing I found disappointing was that I wanted more. When Anastasia and Dragon got together, it took barely any time at all. In the other novels, she had come across as sweet, but that she held her morals. Since she was a professor and Dragon was a fledgling, I doubted they would have fallen in love so quickly and easily. But then again, falling in love is different in the vampyre world.

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