Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Novella Review: Dragon's Oath by P.C Cast



AUTHOR: P.C Cast
PUBLISHER: Griffin
SERIES/STANDALONE: Series (Novella)
PAGES: 145
SOURCE: Bought

Outline:
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? 


Quick Thought (or not)
Yes, I read another HoN novella. These are actually fun to read because we get a more in depth look at some of our side, adult characters, and how they came to be associated with the house of night. Dragon's story starts off in present day, and then it goes into how he made an oath to his love.

Pacing
It was like most novellas and kind of trotted along. Which is actually fine with me. his one went from Dragon being at home, to thrown on the HoN ship, to the new world, to becoming a swords master and falling for Anastasia.

Characters
I can never remember much about the professors in the HoN series so to be able to go back and read about the past and learn about them was nice. Dragon is a warrior on the outside, but inside he's this gentle boy. During his youth he was arrogant, and cocky, and to be honest I would have loved nothing more then to put him in his place. I think Anastasia did a very good job at that. 
I thought this novella was going to be just about Dragon Lankford, but it was more his and Anastasia's story

Ending 
The ending was a bit sad, but it shaped Dragon into the person he is now.

2 comments:

  1. I also read all the novellas, but I feel it is necessary or you might miss something. They are quick and easy and give you some small insight into the back stories of small characters. I like this one.

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  2. Dragon's Oath is a great way to get a quick House of Night fix for those who are anxiously awaiting the next installment of the series. If you have never read any of these books, this is a fantastic way to introduce yourself to the story and style. Try it out! You just might love it as much as I do...

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