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Destined : House of Night : Book 9 - P. C. Cast

Destined

House of Night : Book 9

Hardcover Published: 25th October 2011
ISBN: 9780312650254
Number Of Pages: 325
For Ages: 14 - 17 years old

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The House of Night series is an international phenomenon, reaching #1 on US, German and UK bestseller lists, and remaining a fixture on the New York Times Children s Series bestseller list for a whopping 116 weeks and counting. The Fledgling Handbook 101, the fascinating illustrated guide, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Children s Paperback bestseller list, and the past four hardcovers, Awakened, Burned, Tempted and Hunted, each debuted at #1 on the USA Today bestseller list. With over 10 million copies in print, rights sold in 35 countries to date, and relatable, addictive characters, this series is an unstoppable tour de force.

In Destined, the forces of Light and Dark collide as their epic struggle focuses on Tulsa's House of Night. Zoey is home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side and preparing to face off against Neferet. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx's gift of a human form, he and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together if Rephaim can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father's shadow.

But is Zoey really safe? Does she truly know those who are closest to her? And will love win when it is tested by the very soul of Darkness? Find out what s destined in the next thrilling chapter of the House of Night series.

About the Author

P.C. Cast is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance author, as well as an experienced speaker and teacher. With her daughter Kristin Cast, she is the author of the House of Night novels, including Awakened, Burned and Hunted. Cast was born in the Midwest, and as a girl fell in love with mythology. After high school, she joined the U.S. Air Force, then taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. Cast’s novels are New York Times bestsellers and have been awarded the 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 lives in Oklahoma, where she is a member of the Oklahoma Writers' Hall of Fame.  She splits her time between her ranch and midtown Tulsa where she has a home just down the street from the House of Night...

Kristin Cast has won awards for her poetry and journalism. She also lives in Oklahoma, where she attends college in Tulsa.

Industry Reviews

Praise for the House of Night series: ""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 1/2 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 1/2 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"

ISBN: 9780312650254
ISBN-10: 0312650256
Series: 000377110
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 14 - 17 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 325
Published: 25th October 2011
Publisher: GRIFFIN CHARLES & CO LTD
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.336 x 14.732  x 3.048
Weight (kg): 0.408

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P.C. Cast

About the Author


P.C. 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 (at about the same time).

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.

Ms. Cast is a New York Times Best-Selling author. 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.

P.C. Cast is an experienced teacher and talented speaker.

Ms. Cast lives in Oklahoma with her fabulous daughter, Kristin Cast, her spoiled cat, and her adorable Scotties!

Kristin Cast is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author who teams with her mother to write the House of Night YA series. She has stand alone stories in several anthologies, as well as editorial credits. Currently Kristin attends college in Oklahoma where she is focusing on attaining her dream of opening a no kill dog rescue shelter in midtown Tulsa.

The Books:
Ms. Cast coauthors a paranormal young adult series with her daughter, Kristin. TEMPTED, the sixth book in their HOUSE OF NIGHT series (St. Martin’s Press) debuted as the #1 book in the nation according to USA Today, as well as the #1 book in Canada and the #1 YA book in the UK.

In September 2009, Ms. Cast helped launch the new young adult imprint for Harlequin TEEN with ELPHAME’S CHOICE, the first of a fantasy series set in the world of Partholon. BRIGHID’S QUEST will follow in March 2010.

Continuing the adventures in her world of Partholon, Harlequin’s fantasy imprint, LUNA, is re-releasing Ms. Cast’s trilogy DIVINE BY MISTAKE, DIVINE BY CHOICE, and DIVINE BY BLOOD (available exclusively through Borders until November 2009, then available everywhere). Ms. Cast also writes for Harlequin’s Nocturne line.

Ms. Cast writes the popular Goddess Summoning Series for Berkley Publishing. The seventh book in the series, GODDESS OF CAMELOT, will be released in 2010.  


An Author Interview with P.C. + Kristin

What do you like to do when you're not writing?

PC: Kristin and I love to travel together. We've been road tripping since she was little. We also like to watch trash TV and go to the movies. I like to hike with my Scottie dogs! Both of us go to the gym a lot, but that's not really a hobby. It's more of a necessity because our other hobby is eating out at cool restaurants.

What is it like to write with your daughter/mother? How do you write with someone else?

PC: I love writing with Kristin! Being an author is usually such a solitary job that it's nice to have someone else in it with me. Plus, knowing that Kristin is going to go over everything I write (I write the draft of an entire novel before I send it to Kristin for her to rewrite) takes a lot of stress off me. I don't have to worry about sounding too old or too young – Kristin will fix that. I just write the story.

KC: Writing with Mom is great because for once in my life I get to tell her she's wrong!

Do you have any advice to give young, aspiring authors?

PC: Definitely! Remember that being an author is a job. That means you need to research the career. Read writers' resource books and "how to" books written by authors you admire. Join writers' groups – take creative writing classes. Educate yourself about the basics of publishing. Then write and write and write – and rewrite and rewrite and rewrite. Once you have a completed manuscript, polished to the best of your ability, then you should be ready to begin submitting to editors and agents (and you should know how to do this through your research!).

KC: What should you write? Write the book you'd most love to read.

Are there ever times when you both completely disagree on something and can't decide which way you want to go?

PC: It was weird at first. I mean, I'm used to editorial input, but writing as a team is different. I had a little experience with it because I've teemed up with the fabulous paranormal romance bestseller, Gena Showalter, on a couple anthologies we brainstormed together, and I enjoyed that. Kristin and I do disagree sometimes, but not about anything too big. Plus I'm the most experienced writer (and the mom!), so I tend to overrule her. She loves it when she's been overruled and then our editor makes the same comment she made so Kristin finds out she was right all along!

Which characters do you relate to the most?

PC: Aphrodite! KC: Zoey!

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