Dragon's Oath (House of Night Novella #1)
PC and Kristin Cast
Publication Date: July 12, 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Hardcover: 145 pgs
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? (Goodreads)
Though I have really enjoyed the House of Night series I have mixed feeling about Dragon's Oath. I enjoyed the story but I felt that this should have been a novel instead of a novella. It seems as though we only got a brief look into Dragon's life and I didn't feel as though his story was fully explained. Yes we get to see when he met Anastasia but I just didn't feel as though the story was complete, only one section of his life is opened to readers. I would have liked to see how he transformed from Bryan to Dragon but that was not revealed. It may seem like I really didn't like Dragon's Oath but overall I enjoyed what I read I just wish there had been more.
I liked the cover I think that it entails exactly what is in the novel. And I love the bold purple color!