Saturday, May 12, 2012
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?
Review:This book is the first prequel to the House of Night series that tells the story of Dragon Lankford. I thought it was a fairly interesting story, but it was only 145 pages, which made it a very basic and quick plotline. My favorite part of the book was seeing how Dragon and Anastasia met. Seeing these older characters when they wer younger was definetely a really interesting viewpoint and a good way to get to know them. I especially liked getting to know more about Dragon. He is a more complex character than I realized. This story also made me want to know what role he will play in the rest of the series. I don't really know what else to say about this one. It's not much more than a shorty story, but it was interesting enought that I will probably read more of these House of Night novellas.