Dragon's Oath (House of Night Novellas #1)
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 La
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For those of you who have read the HON books, this is Dragon and Anastasia's story. For those of you who haven't read the series...lucky you.
It's got all of the usual House of Night mumbo-jumbo in it. It reads like a wiccan coca-cola commercial. If the whole world could just get together and hold hands, then everything will be ok! Whatever.
I know ...more
My (High!) Opinion : So, this is the first book in the House of Night Novellas series, which is a story set in the the Cast's House of Night world, which is awesome.
First, let me say I really like the HoN (House of Night) series by the Casts. And i was really excited when my library contacted me to say this book had arrived in my account. I almost screamed. Okay, maybe not, but I was really happy. I had rea ...more
Uslubu iyiydi,hikayeyide sevdim değişik bir havası vardı ve yazarların önceki kitaplarndaki gibi saçmalıklar ve sırf sayfa sayısı artsın diye yapılmış şişirmeler yoktu. Ancak yinede ikilinin çabuk aşık olduklarını ve ejderhanın bir anda değiştiğini düşünüyorum...
Sonunun iyi bitmesini isterdim,mutlaka okunması gerekmez ama gece evinden daha güzeldi kesinlikle,zoey artık baydı...
I've read worse. At least this was relatively short- though not short enough.
All I could think about was the term 'fluffy bunny,' which is a "pejorative expression used since at least 2001 in Wicca (and in Neopaganism generally) to refer to adherents of t ...more
Dragon for me has always been a likeable character and after losing ...more
Seriously. How awesome-looking is that?!
Now, for the review. . . .
DRAGON'S OATH took me exactly 28 minutes and 17.5 seconds to read. That's it. No joke. I timed myself. That being said, there's not a whole lot of new and exciting content. It almost seemed like a short story to me, one with a lot of really extended, unnecessary detail.
The first chapter and the epilogue were in present-day HoN, and chapters two through eight were back when Dragon was Marked ...more
Both characters Bryan aka Dragon and Anastasia are strong headed characters but with the darkness looking to destroy them both I wonder if Dragon will be strong enough to ward off evil and protect Anastasia too or will he have to make a choice? I guess I will have to continue to see.
I also have the next 3 in this series to read for review so...help me. I'm probably going to headdesk consistently and maybe even cry a little.
The short of it is: this is a tiny book with zero character development and a heap of telling instead of showing. I won't lie. I'm partial to being shown things. Instead, I get told "Here is a character who is mean and jerky and arrogant BUT WAIT! JUST KIDDING. He's a real sweetie." What? No. For starte ...more
I never really connected with Bryan "Dragon" Lankford in the full length novels, he seems distant, cold and more then a little aloof.
Except ,of course, to Anastasia.
Then I read this novella and I saw him in a whole new light.
While at the beginning he is an arrogant, spoiled son of an English Earl, that soon changes. As his world comes crashing down, he finds out the hard way that he is not near as important as he thought he was.
Anastasia was a Quaker until she was Marked by Nyx. A c ...more
Cute. I enjoyed this very short little glimpse into the younger Bryan “Dragon” Lankford. As well as glimpsing Bryan we get to see Anastasia and how they came to be together. It was a very sweet little tale. I would hav ...more
Very predictable. We have a Quaker girl who is very young, especially by vampire standards, who really wants to make sure her students understand she is in charge. We have Dragon, which is a player for sure, since he was kicked out by his father for not keeping it in his pants, he gets marked. Then he becomes a sword master, which makes sense since he just gets by on that and has no real smarts to him. Everyone is obsessed with him, including males, so the Quaker/ ...more
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A worthwhile addition to the House of Night series: fun, romantic and ultimately satisfying.
Although I was a little nervous about returning to this series after such a long break from it, Dragon has always been my favourite House of Night teacher (of the martial art fencing) so I was interested in finding out more of his back story. For me personally, the most important element of a novella like this is that it enriches your enjoyment ...more
No matter how long apart we shall be, I hold you to that oath
Dragonun yemini buydu . Kitap günümüzden ,jack'in cenaze ateşinin etrafından başlıyor. Dragon anastasia'nın madalyonunu cebinden çıkarıyor ve onun içindeki saç tutamının aleve uçması sonucu anastasia'nın ölmeden önce yaptığı büyü devreye giriyor. ejderhaya yeminini hatırlatıyor ama ejderhanın ruhunun kurtulması için artık çok geç. İsyan eden ejderha geçmişi ha ...more
This makes the book good in comparison to the series – but not good.
As I say with every short story as part of a seri ...more
Title: Dragon's Oath
Series: House of Night Novellas #1
Authors: PC and Kristen Cast
Overall Rating: 3 stars
This novella followed the life of Dragon Lankford and how he met Anastasia, his mate, and it's a truly nice story. Dragon and Anastasia were the only couple I think I actually liked in this series, and I mean there are a lot of couples to choose from. (Gives Zoey the side eye.)
I like how this explored how Dragon helped release Kalona, something I ...more
The Cast's know how to write. I could feel the love blooming and strengthening throughout the book. That, of course, was bittersweet.
Learning that Anastasia was from my home state wa ...more
I am unfamiliar with the House of Night series, and this book did not inspire me to seek out the rest of it in the slightest. The combination of a superficial sense of "history" in the setting, plus the laughable magic system, topped off with a trite and shallow relationship between the two protagonists had me damn near not finishing the thing. And I'm not one to never finish a book. The length was its only saving grace ...more
Dragon and Anastasia are just not interesting enough to me to carry a novella. Which makes me glad their not main characters in the main series.
If you enjoy House of Night and want to know all about the c ...more
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