Saturday, September 24, 2011

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

Dragon's Oath by P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Released: July 12, 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Series: House of Night Novella
Followed By: Lenobia's Vow
Page Amount: 145, US Hardback
POV: 3rd Person
Buy it here: Barnes & NobleAmazon

=93/100 A

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?

The plot of Dragon's Oath was amazing. I really enjoyed getting to better understand Dragon and his relationship with Anastasia. This is a very, very short book and a very fast read. It did have a lot of depth to it. Just note that if you haven't read Awakened of the House of Night (HoN) series, you might want to do so before reading this novella. It starts out on a major spoiler and ends on a spoiler too.  

The characters were very well done. They came to life on the page. There were also some gorgeous illustrations of Dragon and Anastasia that really added to the book. To be honest, I really didn't like Dragon because of some events that surrounded him in Awakened. Reading this novella gave me an understanding of what he was going through. I actually feel bad for him and the pain the feels. Anastasia was two-dimensional to me before reading this book. She was mentioned in the HoN series, but we never were able to get to know her. I really enjoyed her personality. Everything she felt and everything she did made sense to me. Anastasia became lifelike. 

The ending left me tears. I just felt so much sympathy for Dragon and was hurt alongside him. I never thought I would actually feel so much for two characters that were only briefly mentioned before reading this book. This book was short, but it brought two names come to life. 

My Favorite Part: Ooh probably Dragon and Anastasia's relationship. It explained his later actions and made me better understand him.  

Do I recommend this book? Yes, especially if you like House of Night! If you haven't read any HoN books, go read them NOW! 

Thank you all for reading! 
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Review by Macy ♥ 

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