Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dragon's Oath by P.C. Cast

Dragon's Oath by P.C. Cast

Fantasy, YA

Rating: 5 Stars

The first in an enthralling new mini-series of novellas from the #1 bestselling authors of the House of Night, Dragon’s Oath tells the story behind the House of Night’s formidable fencing instructor – the love that will transform him, and the promise that will haunt him

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 re

ally 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?

First Thoughts: P.C. Cast is one of my ultimate favorite authors. Dragon's Oath was just another book that set that in stone. When I heard she was branching off Zoey's story in the House of Night series and making novellas about the teachers I couldn't wait. Then the cover got released. OMG, it's so beautiful. Anastasia's face in Dragon's sword, it symbolizes so much. UK's cover fits in with the other books in the series and I have to say I'm glad we have ours different because the novellas are different. They set apart from the series but at the same time compliments it.

Writing Style: I love P.C.'s writing style. It's beautiful and somewhat poetic. She comes up with her own chants and poems in her stories and they all fit. This one was no different from the rest of the series except it's not about Zoey. Because it's not from Zoey this one was more grown up, having it in third-person made it even better.

Characters: Dragon is definitely not what I expected. When we met him in the House of Night series he was this amazing professor that everybody loved. I never imagined he would have been an arrogant, stuck up brat. We didn't get to know Anastasia very much but as much as I knew abut her she was the same in this book as the series. Mature, beautiful, and very talented.

Final Thoughts: I absolutely loved this book. No doubt in my mind. I am a huge fan of the House of Night series and this just added to the bunch just makes it even more amazing. It was great to hear about the other important people in the House of Night series for once. To find out what made them who they are, what brought them to where they are. All I have to say is I can't wait till the novella about Lenobia comes out early 2012 because she is an amazing character and I can't wait to find out how she got her scar.

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