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Book Review #9: Dragon’s Oath by P.C. Cast + Kirsten Cast

“Marked as a fledgling. Captured by Love. Challenged by an unrelenting evil…”

  “In the early nineteenth-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 by a vampyre on the docks and given the choice between the London House of Night and the dragon prowed ship to America, he chooses the dragon-a new name and a brand new fate.

Becoming a fledgling may be exciting, but it opens a door to a dangerous world. In 1830s St. Louis, the Gateway to the West, Dragon Lankford becomes Sword Master, and soon realizes there are both frightening challenges and beautiful perks… such as Anatasia, the captivating young professor of Spells and Rituals at 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 it’s focus. Though his uncanny fighting skills make him a powerful fledgling, is he strong enough to ward off evil while protecting Anatasia as well? Will his choices save her-or destroy them both?”

The mother daughter team has done it again for me. With beautiful sketches from the artist Kim Dower (who also did the Fledgling Handbook 101 art) it really completes the story. I really get more of an understanding of Dragon’s past and more of an understanding of Anastasia as well. It also prepares you for the newest book of the House of Night, Destined. It was good that they branched from the little bubble of Tusla. Overall an amazing story (also the lesbian High Preistess was nice nod to the LGBT community, as Damien and Jack was as well).

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