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Drakova přísaha

(House of Night Novellas #1)

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Drakova přísaha je samostatná povídka přidružená k cyklu Škola noci, věnovaná osudům jedné z jejích postav, bojovníka a učitele šermu Draka Lankforda. Odehrává se v devatenáctém století a vypráví o zapuzeném synovi anglického šlechtice, jenž se stal upírem, odešel do Ameriky a poznal svou budoucí manželku Anastasii. To z lásky k ní kdysi odpřisáhl, že bude svou nezřízenou ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published March 20th 2012 by Knižní klub (first published January 1st 2011)
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Reona Wright For any future references. They should be read in between the series.
The FledglingHandbook 101 should be read after Burned
Dragon's Oath should be…more
For any future references. They should be read in between the series.
The FledglingHandbook 101 should be read after Burned
Dragon's Oath should be read after Awakened
Lenobia's Vow should be read after Destined
Neferet's Curse should be read after Hidden
And the Kalona's Fall should be read after Revealed(less)
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Anne
First, let me say that I hate the House of Night series. So, if you look at it that way, a 2 star rating really isn't that bad. Still. It wasn't good.

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
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CαthεεBooks
Sep 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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Maria Mercedes The Oracle Reviews
I've been looking forward to this novella for a while now. Dragon Lankford was my favorite of Zoe's instructors. I always knew there was more to him than beat the eye. This is the story of how he came to be a vampire & how he fell in love with his Anastasia. The mother daughter team tie the modern day story line in perfectly. it is truely a great read!
Selin
Oct 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Güzeldi ve ben bu kitabın daha çok pc cast tarfından yazıldığını düşünüyorum...
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...
Annie
Jul 20, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The following disclaimers apply to the following review: I've never read anything by either author, I have no idea what series this book belonged too and therefore read it as more of a stand-alone novel, and I won this as a Goodreads First Read.

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
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Donna {Book Passion for Life}
I’ve always been a fan of the House of Night series so I was looking forward to reading more about another character. Admittedly when I found out this book was Dragon’s story, I was a bit hesitant but I actually really enjoyed his story. With this novella only being 160 pages, I flew through the book and found I enjoyed Dragon’s story a lot more because it didn’t drag. It was a nice short and simple read and just what I needed.

Dragon for me has always been a likeable character and after losing
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Jessica Williamson
I loved this novella. It was just plain beautiful. The present time parts are absolutely heartbreaking but learning the story behind Dragon and Anastasia was truly a gift from the authors.
Jessthebookslover
The Casts never fail to surprise me. There writing style always a pleasure to read.
Going back to this world, thanks to this FANTASTIC novella, was heart-warming and heartbreaking at the same time. I might have to plan a re reading session of the entire series soon.
Lissa Notreallywolf
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hayden
http://www.goodreads.com/photo/user/2...

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
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☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
A quick read but an enjoyable book.  
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.
Daniela Rosas
"Juramento do Dragão" é um livro que conta uma das memórias mais fortes de um dos professores da Casa da Noite de Tulsa, Dragão Lankfort.
Neste livro ficamos a conhecer como é que Dragão foi transformado e como foi o seu quarto ano na Casa da Noite de Tower Grove em St.Louis no ano de 1833. É durante o "funeral" do iniciado Jack, que morre às mãos de Kalona, que o Dragão Lankfort, após a morte da sua sacerdotisa e companheira Anastasia, que também é morta por Kalona, fica completamente descontr
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Fangs for the Fantasy
There is something absolutely wonderful about a short story from the House of Night series – it doesn’t have enough room or enough people to be nearly as awful as the main series. Yes, this book hereby gets the prize for being the first House of Night book that I DON’T think will inspire an invading alien species to wipe us out because the universe needs to be spared our bullshit.

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
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Teresa
4 Stars

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
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Lala
Oct 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: HON fans!
Shelves: series, fantasy
"Oh!" She breathed a long, awestruck breath. "They are so beautiful." With a trembling hand, she reached out and traced the new tattoos of the fully Changed vampyre beside her. "What are they? What do they look like?" he asked. "Dragons," she said. "They look exactly like dragons."

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
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Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
*Short review for a short book*

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/
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Yasmin ✨
This was actually kind of cute and nice. Not great, but just nice enough for 3 stars.
Claire
Jun 16, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read, provided an interesting look at Dragon's past and character and why he is the way he is. Didnt really pull me in like the other books but it was a good insight into a character.
Tessa Vanden broeck
Fun extra with the HoN series!
Kayla
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, if you didn't like the House of Nights series why read these? Also, if you haven't read the series you won't fully be able to appreciate them. I have read and loved the series multiple times and also loved this one. However, I know for a fact if I hadn't read the series prior I wouldn't get the references and would be royally confused.
Emily Ross
This is probably one of the better additions to the House of Nights series. I’m not a great fan of either Dragon or Anastasia from the main series, but this was cute and charming. It provided insight into both characters, and it was quite nice.
Deanna
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lots of feeling. 3.5/5
Teresa Drelick
Magic, dragons, vampires and let us not forget love, angst and revenge all wrapped up in a great little novella. I read it in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Becky (Blogs of a Bookaholic)
Jul 11, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the House of Night books and Dragon's charcter.
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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
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Liz
Apr 03, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let me preface this review, like my other recent reviews of this series, by stating that I decided to re-read the books before I read Hidden. I'm doing this for a few reasons, one is that I can't remember a lot of the things that happened in previous books, because I haven't read them in a long while, and two, to avoid the confusion I felt when I read Destined. I have realized as I read this novella for the first time, (I hadn't bothered before, since supposedly you don't need to read it to be f ...more
Ari ☾
3.5 Stars.
I thought the Novella was cute, and just added a little more character to Dragon and Ana. I actually felt a lot of emotion in such a short little book. Nice quick read about Dragon the Sword Maaster falling in love with Ana the Pacifist.
Esra
Aug 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Remember, your oath was to temper strength with mercy.
No matter how long apart we shall be, I hold you to that oath
eternally… eternally…"

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
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Connie
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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
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Jill Furedy
Well, at least it was a fast read. Reading the first chapter, I was horrified by the writing. Why does Dragon's father have to tell his own son "I have four sons, two older two younger than you". Dragon knows that, they are his brothers...find another way to fill us in. Then Dragon is moaning and gnashing his teeth by the pyre, also just as an obnoxiosly blantant way to fill us in. Once we go back in time though, it got better. I was quite aware that PC Cast wasn't the best writer, but she tells ...more
Xyra
Jan 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA, fantasy, vampire, House of Night readers
Oh. My. Gosh! I LOVED this book! It brought tears to my eyes and made me love Dragon Lankford so much. It also sprinkled a bit of a House of Night reread bug; however, I'm lending my collection to a friend so that will have to wait. Of course, there is the increased desire to have Destined released sooner now too. :D

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
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PC was born in the Midwest, and grew up being shuttled back-and-forth between Illinois and Oklahoma, which is where she fell in love with Quarter Horses and mythology (at about the same time). After high school, she joined the United States Air Force and began public speaking and writing. After her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. PC is a #1 ...more

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“I've bespelled this locket, for you; my own, my mate. The day has come when death forced us to part. You must know that I for you, forever, I shall wait. So until we meet again I hold your love safely within my heart.
Remember, your oath was to temper strength with mercy. No matter how long apart we shall be, I hold you to that oath
eternally... eternally...”
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