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Nyx in the House of Night: Mythology, Folklore and Religion in the PC and Kristin Cast Vampyre Series

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The House of Night is no ordinary school—and not just because it's for vampyres. It's a place where magic, religion, folklore, and mythology from multiple traditions merry meet and meld to create something incredible and new.

In Nyx in the House of Night—a 2-color illustrated companion to the House of Night series—some of your favorite YA authors, plus a few experts, help you navigate the influences behind the House of Night series in a guide ...

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Nyx in the House of Night: Mythology, Folklore and Religion in the PC and Kristin Cast Vampyre Series

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The House of Night is no ordinary school—and not just because it's for vampyres. It's a place where magic, religion, folklore, and mythology from multiple traditions merry meet and meld to create something incredible and new.

In Nyx in the House of Night—a 2-color illustrated companion to the House of Night series—some of your favorite YA authors, plus a few experts, help you navigate the influences behind the House of Night series in a guide that would get even Damien's seal of approval.

Travel with P.C. Cast as she gets her first tattoo in Ireland, climbs the ruins of Sgiach's castle, and discovers the lore that led to the Isle of Skye vampyres. Read Kristin Cast's defense of women in history and mythology who, like Zoey, have made a practice of juggling multiple men. Sit in on a vampyre lecture by Bryan Lankford, the real-life basis for House of Night instructor Dragon Lankford, on the parallels between Wiccan and vampyre circle rituals. Tour Tulsa's House of Night landmarks with local Amy H. Sturgis.

Plus:

•Karen Mahoney on Nyx and other goddesses of the night
•John Edgar Browning on vampires in folklore, fiction, and reality
•Jana Oliver on tattoos and other Marks
•Ellen Steiber on feline familiars
•Yasmine Galenorn on priestesses and goddess worship
•Jordon Dane on Zoey's Cherokee heritage
•Jeri Smith-Ready on the Raven Mockers and Kalona's less than heavenly inspiration
•Christine Zika on the connection between Nyx and the Virgin Mary
•Triniy Faegen on the Greek version of the Otherworld

Nyx in the House of Night also includes an appendix of character names that reveals the myth behind Zoey's last name, which House of Night cats have ties to Camelot, Egypt, and Middle-earth, and more!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Toni Jourdan
"The House of Night" is a series of books written by the mother and daughter team, P.C. and Kristin Cast. Their books involve a young vampyre named Zoey Redbird. Each book is rich in symbolism, folklore and mythology from various worldwide traditions. This companion book is a non-fiction look at the fictional account of Zoey's life woven by thirteen contributing authors and experts, each writing an essay reflecting upon a certain aspect of Cast's research and writings. Bryan Lankford writes in an easy going conversational style, instructing us in the language of metaphors used by children of the earth's elements. Amy H. Sturgis writes about her former hometown of Tulsa, which is Zoey's current hometown. Jordan Dane tackles Zoey's Native American Cherokee bloodline which ties beautifully with cultural traditions. Jeri Smith-Ready takes on the Raven Mockers and A-ya, which are a Cast created origin for a Cherokee myth, springing new breath for these created mythological figures. Jana Oliver gives a comprehensive account of tattoos through the centuries, tying into the crescent moon mark that appears on adult vampyres. Ellen Steiber strikes a cat loving chord describing cats as familiars and their goddess powers. P.C. Cast retells her voyage to Scotland searching for Cruithne Mythos (Celtic mythology) with a highlight involving a story of Sgiach's Castle and another with directions to a "hanging tree" and the beauty of shared wishes. Alan Torrance scatters beautiful two-color illustrations throughout the book and there is a detailed appendix of the origins and histories of the characters names, including the fact that some characters are based on writers that contributed to this book. Overall, it is a text primarily for fans of this series. Reviewer: Toni Jourdan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935618553
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/7/2011
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 146,989
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


P.C. Cast is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance author, as well as an experienced speaker and teacher. In addition to her New York Times bestselling paranormal YA series for St. Martin’s, The House of Night, she writes the popular Goddess Summoning Books for Berkley, and epic fantasy novels set in the world of Partholon for LUNA. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers’ Best, and Laurel Wreath.

Currently she lives and teaches in Oklahoma with her talented daughter who is attending college, her spoiled cat (who has refused higher education), and her Scottie dogs – better known as The Scottinators. Ms. Cast loves to hear from her fans and can be reached through her website, pccast.net.

Contributors to Nyx in the House of Night include: Kristin Cast, Jordan Dane, Karen Mahoney, Jana Oliver, Christine Zika, Amy H. Sturgis, Jeri Smith-Ready, Ellen Steiber, Bryan Lankford, John Edgar Browning, Trinity Faegen, and Yasmine Galenorn

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Table of Contents

Introduction Vampyre Mythology Nyx Tattoos House of Night Matriarchal Religions Wiccan Ritual Cherokee/Native American Mythology Aya, Kalona, and the Raven Mockers Christian Mythology Greek Mythology Scottish Folklore Appendix: Origin of Names

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  • Posted September 21, 2012

    LOVE THE HOUSE OF NIGHT EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LOVE THE HOUSE OF NIGHT EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

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    This one(in my opinion ) is better for the money because Neferets curse is short(100 pgs.) and has a mature-er theme(abuse). This has more information about who some of the characters are based on ( Bryan Lankford; Dragon Lankford.) The basis of some of the cats names (Beezlebub is one of the princes of hell, according to some forms of christianity.) And the real-life basis around the important themes of the later books (i.e the Isle of skye, tulsa house of night,which actually is a real private school.) If you want more examples, read the description. Hope i helped! ; )

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    Brooke

    I love The House of Night books!! If u liked these books u also need to read The Hunger Games they are really awesome books

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    Good book

    Good book. Just read it and see for yourself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Dont know if to buy......

    Hey so i have no idea if to buy this book or not..... i love the house of night series but i only have enough money to buy one more book...its either this or neferets curse... which one is better in your opinion? Please do tell.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2012

    I luv....

    Tha house of night

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    Posted May 22, 2012

    If any one is wiccan read this comet

    Wiccan result 1 meet u there

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