Dragon’s Oath is a nice backstory into how Professor Dragon and Professor Anastasia met and fell in love. It was a nice quick read. It took me places after the book ‘Awakened’ in the series. Then you see Dragon taking you back to his youth and meeting Anastasia.
It was a good novel because not only did it show how they met and give their backstory, it also gives a little insight into how decisions they made back then contributed to the mass destruction of the school and possibly the world, with the release of Kalona.
I love stories that make you go wow how it all began. It is always nice to have that extra insight. I always like Professor Dragon. I thought he is an interesting character. There is a lot of depth and mystery about him. So I thought it was fitting that there was a novel written about his story.
However it was quick and I feel like the plot was a bit sloppy, more rushed through than it needed to be. So that was a big down point for me. You need time and details to make the story come alive and I feel like this novel lacks a bit in that area.
Another thing I enjoyed is that this one is a tad more serious. You didn’t have all the small quirks that seem to drive me mad with Zoey and everyone. It was a nice break from that as well. I recommend it to anyone who has read the series; you really do want to see his backstory because it has a key part that links to the rest of the series. I give it three stars.
A House of Night Novella P.C Cast & Kristin Cast
St. Martin’s Griffin
Publishing Date: July 12, 2011