Authors: P.C. & Kristin Cast
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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 was a refreshing break from the actually House of Night series. I really enjoyed getting to know some of the background to how Dragon and Anastasia met. First of all, Dragons past, before he got marked was kind of sad. His dad got rid of him. That sucks! But anyways, I loved how Dragon and Anastasia became closer. Their story, meeting at the Tower Grove House of Night during a spell, and what Anastasia seeing in Dragon during it. Then with the whole evil Sheriff and Anastasia and Dragon going into town to do the peace spell. Ya. I just really enjoyed it. You do learn something interesting that relates to the series though. The end of the book was sad though. I felt so bad for Dragon.