Destined: A House of Night Novel (House of Night Novels #9) (Hardcover)
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.
P.C. Cast is the author of the House of Night novels, including Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, and Untamed.
Ms. Cast is a #1 New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling author and a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. With more than 20 million copies in print in over 40 countries, her novels have been awarded the prestigious Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers’ Best, and the Laurel Wreath.
Ms. Cast was born in the Midwest and grew up being shuttled back and forth between Illinois and Oklahoma, which is where she fell in love with Quarter Horses and mythology. After high school she joined the United States Air Force and began public speaking and writing. After her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. She now lives in Oregon surrounded by beloved cats, dogs, horses, and family.
Kristin Cast is a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling author who teams with her mother to write the wildly successful HOUSE OF NIGHT series. She has editorial credits, a thriving t-shirt line, and a passion for all things paranormal. When away from her writing desk, Kristin loves going on adventures with her friends, family, and significant other, playing with her dogs (Grace Kelly and Hobbs the Tiny Dragon), and is obsessed with her baby.
“Twilight meets Harry Potter… Zoey Redbird… is basically the most relatable vampire — sorry, fledgling vampyre — I've ever read about.” —MTV.com on The House of Night series
“This amazing writing pair once again weaves together a world where rising darkness threatens and brave teens risk everything.” —RT Book Reviews (4 ½ stars) on Destined
“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 on Destined
“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 on Awakened
“The saga of the House of Night series continues to smolder in Burned…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, on Burned
“Cast and Cast pull out all the stops and take this story to shattering new heights with devastating consequences!” —RT Book Reviews (4 ½ stars) on Tempted
“Move over, Stephenie Meyer.” —People on Hunted
“The Cast duo has done it again! These ladies appear to be an unstoppable force within the world of YA literature…” —TeensReadToo.com (5 stars) on Hunted
“These books will have the reader laughing hysterically and sobbing unreservedly—sometimes all at once.” —VOYA on Marked and Betrayed
“Cast reeled me in from paragraph one. I snorted and giggled through the whole thing, and devoured it in one sitting.” —MaryJanice Davidson, New York Times bestselling author of the Undead series, on Marked