As an installment in the House of Night series, the book added a decent amount of value to the continuing story arc, and I am interested to see what happens next. However, as a standalone book for the casual reader, there definitely isn't enough substance despite its easy accessibility. I was intrigued by the combination of the vampyre myth and magical realms. This world isn't often created nor explored. Another unique set piece was the fact that the Houses of Night are in U.S. cities with humans living nearby. The clash between vampyres and humans will be an interesting plot point as the series continues. Unfortunately, the story and dialogue doesn't grip you like other notable sci-fi/fantasy series, but Dragon's Oath may provide some value for those who enjoy the series.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Eden Prairie, Minnesota United States