Dragon's Oath (House of Night Novella Series #1)

Dragon's Oath (House of Night Novella Series #1)

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by P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast

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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


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 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?

Editorial Reviews

House of Night fans will welcome the arrival of this new mini-series, which opens the book on the personal histories of some of the series' most mysterious characters. Struggling for survival at the center of Dragon's Oath is Dragon Lankford, whose self-chosen exile to antebellum St. Louis sharpens his perceptions and, no less importantly, his fighting skills. An absorbing back story in an amazing series. (P.S. If you haven't yet entered the House of Night, wait no longer. This series by a mother-and-daughter team has already sold almost 12 million copies.)

From the Publisher

“Now that I know about Dragon's life with Anastasia, I understand the man's need for vengeance. The reason for his cold efficiency in duty makes perfect sense. With this new novella series, readers will receive insights that may enhance the full-length [House of Night] series.” —Huntress Reviews (5 stars!) on Dragon's Oath

Product Details

St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
House of Night Series, #1
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Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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Meet the Author

P.C. Cast is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance author, as well as an experienced speaker and teacher. With her daughter Kristin Cast, she is the author of the House of Night novels, including Awakened, Burned and Hunted. Cast was born in the Midwest, and as a girl fell in love with mythology. After high school, she joined the U.S. Air Force, then taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. Cast's novels are New York Times bestsellers and have been awarded the Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, the Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers' Best, and the Laurel Wreath. Ms. Cast lives in Oklahoma, where she is a member of the Oklahoma Writers' Hall of Fame. She splits her time between her ranch and midtown Tulsa where she has a home just down the street from the House of Night...

Kristin Cast is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who teams with her mother to write the House of Night series. She has stand-alone stories in several anthologies, as well as editorial credits. Currently Kristin attends college in Oklahoma where she is focusing on attaining her dream of opening a no kill dog rescue shelter in midtown Tulsa.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't believe that B&N is charging MORE for the Nook version than the paper version! That's insane. Add to that the fact the price for this novella is the same as a full length book and I won't be buying this one.
ck28 More than 1 year ago
How about the authors finish the house of nights books first before they go adding to them, really, they have been dragging out for so long it is ridiculous. At first I loved the house of night books but the last few have been quick reads and leave you hanging, only to wait a year for another small part of the story.
eodwife More than 1 year ago
I felt that this was way over priced. The story was okay, but if i had realized what it was before i bought it i would have never spent that much on it. Definitely not worth the money.
kjstens More than 1 year ago
This is a short story, priced as a novel. An obsene grab for money, whether by Barnes and Noble or the author, it's inexcusable.
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I love the series. Can't wait to read this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really good book and gave much needed info into who Dragon is and was but it would have been better if it was longer to give us more. I also liked tgat it told us more about Anastasia. The sad thing is that it is only 84 Pages and the same cost of the other >200 page books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My only complaint is that this is too short, i could read about the house of night characters forever. It des help explain someof wht is in Dragons head. It isnt a must read as part of the story line but it is a good bit of extra interesting background info on Dragon :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very short i liked but would have been better named a short story not a novl
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's amazing to finally see these side characters develope into an actual being rather than just a name and face. The book was very refreshing, and completing for Lankford's character.
mrsbuquet More than 1 year ago
This book was really good. It really helps the reader to understand the dynamics of Dragon's character. However, I wish that it would have maybe been a little longer so it could explain how Dragon and Anastasia ended up in Tulsa or went into maybe just a little more detail about their life together. All in all it's almost a must to fully comprehend what is going on in Dragon's head in Destined.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it but I would of rather seen an ending to the original series first, before they explain everyone else's stories. I do wish it was longer for the price it was.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Dragon Lankford is the Sword Master of the Oklahoma House of Night in St. Louis. He is also a vampire wrapped up in enigmas and aloofness, but he was not always that way. In 1830 England, he was called Bryan, the third son of the Earl of Lankford. Tired of his misbehaving and bailing Bryan out of trouble, his father exiled his teenage son to America. Before he went on the shop a vampire Marked him. He has to go to school for four years and if the fledgling survives the Change he will be a full fledged vampire. Dragon attends the school at the Tower Grove House of Night where several of his student peers have crushes on him. In 1833 twenty-two years old Professor of Spells and Rituals Anastasia casts a spell to enable those fledglings who are attracted to the nobleman to see him as he really is. He is interested in her and surprises her when he helps her with the spell focused on him. They fall in love, but the human Sheriff Biddle and a dark magical creature want to destroy him and they believe killing Anastasia will do that. He comes at his enemies with vengeance though he promised an oath of mercy to his perfect love Anastasia the former Quaker who was and still is his soul mate. The fencing master in the young adult House of Night series, Dragon has always been a riddle to readers and fledglings. This is the beginning of his "biography" mostly in St. Louis during the Jacksonian Era. The paranormal historical story line is exciting as the unlikely pair of Dragon the sword master (even as a student) and Anastasia the pacifist Quaker of spells fall in love, but are Destined for trouble. This is as enthralling and as spellbinding as the main series. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is kinda short but really good. I liked it a lot. GOOD BOOK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this novella, P.C. and Kristin Cast have revealled the early life of Dragon. This story was so lovely and well written. Dragon's change is incredible, and Anastasia was a wonderful character.
chelley42 More than 1 year ago
This book goes hand in hand with the House of Night Series. This is the beginning of Dragon Lankford and how he met his wife. I recommend it for everyone who likes the House of Night Series!
snailbug More than 1 year ago
Its fun to see a side of some of the characters we dont hear to much from. It was a really good book and I was to read more!!
ChickenSS More than 1 year ago
I learned backgroung knowledge about a character in the series House of Night. This helps in knowing the why a character is acting the way they are in the other books. This was very enjoyable and I am looking forward to the next one.
meshell-03 More than 1 year ago
This book is just as great as all the rest,, looking forward to the up coming books..
Roni50 More than 1 year ago
Right up there with all their other books. Enjoyed reading this book very much and could not put it down once i started. Finished it in one night. Very good read.
ivorypaleCelt More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully wtitten story of a House of Night instructor. Sad and sweet, it helps to fill out the series.
emtjj66 More than 1 year ago
the preview of langford is great addition to the series. You have a better insite to his "darkside". Just like the rest of the series of house of night fast paced reading, great for those who may not like to read.
rustyray1 More than 1 year ago
I was glad to get the prelude to the other novels of who Dragon, sword maste, to the Acadamy was. Good reading like it.
Jessica_Domenick More than 1 year ago
Great read. Amazing how two people can go from point A to B. I love P.C Cast and Kristen's perspective on san alternate life.
Bella Novak More than 1 year ago
The story is too forward and short. It would be great if there was more detail and it was a bit longer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This books takes you back & you understand why Dragon the way he is. I can't wait till the next novella comes out!