#1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author P.C. CAST is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance writer, as well as an experienced speaker and teacher. Her novels have been awarded YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, and have received the prestigious Oklahoma Book Award, as well as the PRISM, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers Best, Holt Medallion, Beacon, Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice, and Affaire de Coeur awards. She lives in Oklahoma with lots of dogs, cats, horses, and a burro. KRISTIN CAST is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who teams up with her mother to write the House of Night series. She has stories in several anthologies, as well as editorial credits. Currently Kristin is working on her first stand-alone novel, a dark, mysterious fairy tale.
Zoey is finally home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side, and preparing to face off against Neferet which would be a whole lot easier if the High Counsel saw the ex-High Priestess for what she really is. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx's gift of a human form, Rephaim and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together as long as he can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father's shadow
But there are new forces at work at the House of Night. An influx of humans, including Lenobias handsome horse whisperer, threatens their precarious stability. And then theres the mysterious Aurox, a jaw-droppingly gorgeous teen boy who is actually more or possibly less than human. Only Neferet knows he was created to be her greatest weapon. But Zoey can sense the part of his soul that remains human, the compassion that wars with his Dark calling. And theres something strangely familiar about him
Will Neferets true nature be revealed before she succeeds in silencing them all? And will Zoey be able to touch Auroxs humanity in time to protect him and everyone from his own fate? Find out whats destined in the thrilling ninth chapter of the P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast's House of Night series.