|Author||P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast|
|Publication date||July 12th, 2011|
|Published by||St. Martin's Griffin|
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The Inside Sleeve
In early nineteeth-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 by a vampyre on the docks and given the choice between the London House of Night and the dragon-prowed ship to America, he chooses the dragon -- a new name and a brand-new fate.
Becoming a fledgling may be exciting, but it opens a door to a dangerous world. In 1830s St. Louis, the Gateway to the West, Dragon Lankford becomes a Sword Master, and soon realizes there are both frightening challenges and beautiful perks... such as 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 both?"
- Chapter One: Present-day Oklahoma
- Chapter Two: 1830 England
- Chapter Three: Tower Grove House of Night, St. Louis, 1833
- Chapter Four: Tower Grove House of Night, St. Louis, 1833
- Chapter Five: Tower Grove House of Night, St. Louis, 1833
- Chapter Six: Tower Grove House of Night, St. Louis, 1833
- Chapter Seven: Tower Grove House of Night, St. Louis, 1833
- Chapter Eight: Tower Grove House of Night, St. Louis, 1833
- Epilogue: Present-day Oklahoma