|This is a short story of Dragon how he got the name
and ended up fencing instructor at the House of Night. Its the first in a new mini-series
of novellas about the House of Night. The story explains the background of Dragon and
Anastasia, their love affair, his oath to her, and his torment after her death in Awakened.
It's fun to see these two when they were young, and have a bit more insight into Dragon's
personality. It makes his character more real and helps to better understand his actions
at the end of Awakened.
Banished from his noble English family, Bryan Lankford is Marked
on the docks and becomes a Fledgling. He travels to America, finding that he has a talent
for the sword along the way. Bryan becomes Dragon Lankford, a Sword Master, teaching at
the House of Night. There he meets Anastasia, a Professor of Spells and History.
Becoming a Fledgling proves to be exciting, but it opens a door to a dangerous
world.... Dragon is caught up in a dark power and uses his fighting skills and brains to
ward off the evil. All the while protecting Anastasia.
Dragon's Oath is a quick, sweet read. Its suitable for
teens, like the rest in the House of Night series. My favourite in the House of Night
series, you need to read Awakened first.