Series: House of Night Novellas ⋯ Book 1
Author: P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Summary: 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: I loved this book! I really liked seeing how Dragon and Anastasia first met, and since I read this after Destined, I could see how the event that happened in this book was hinted at in Destined. I was dying to know what Dragon was talking about in Destined, and this explained it perfectly. I know that is very vague and mysterious, but I don't want to spoil it for anyone. Another thing I liked about this book was the different perspectives that it gave, and how quickly it changed POV's to give the right one at the right time.