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Destined

House of Night Novels

P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast

St. Martin's Griffin

0312387989

9780312387983

Trade Paperback

336 Pages

$9.99

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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—if 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 Lenobia’s handsome horse whisperer, threatens their precarious stability. And then there’s 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 there’s something strangely familiar about him . . .

Will Neferet’s true nature be revealed before she succeeds in silencing them all? And will Zoey be able to touch Aurox’s humanity in time to protect him—and everyone—from his own fate? Find out what’s destined in the next thrilling chapter of the House of Night series.

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Praise for Destined

“This amazing writing pair once again weaves together a world where rising darkness threatens and brave teens risk everything.”—RT Book Reviews

“As the plot lines converge later in the novel, the action becomes both intense and thoroughly entertaining . . . this outing will not disappoint House of Night fans.”—Kirkus Reviews

“The mega-selling Cast team continues to reveal its pulse-pounding saga through the viewpoints of multiple characters, giving fresh insight into their hearts and motivations . . . Tragedy, sacrifice and choice are all themes that make this story gripping.”—RT Book Reviews

“The saga of the House of Night series continues to smolder . . . The dual story lines create double the tension and conflict in this latest installment; fast paced and packed with mystery, suspense, and romance, this book is a hard one to put down.”—VOYA

“Move over, Stephenie Meyer.”—People
 
“The Cast duo has done it again!  These ladies appear to be an unstoppable force within the world of YA literature.”—TeensReadToo.com 

"These books will have the reader laughing hysterically and sobbing unreservedly—sometimes all at once.”—VOYA

“Cast reeled me in from paragraph one. I snorted and giggled through the whole thing, and devoured it in one sitting.”—Mary Janice Davidson, New York Times bestselling author of the Undead Series

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DESTINED. (Chapter 1)

Aurox

The human male’s flesh had been soft, pulpy.

It had been a surprise how easy it had been to destroy him—to end the beating of his feeble heart.

“Take me to North Tulsa. I want to go out into the night,” she’d said. That was the command that began their evening.

“Yes, Goddess,” he’d responded instantly, coming alive from the corner of the rooftop balcony that he’d made his own.

“Do not call me Goddess. Call me…” She’d looked contemplative. “… Prie

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast

  • 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.
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