House of Night
House of Night is a series of young adult vampire-themed fantasy novels by American author P. C. Cast and her daughter Kristin Cast, it follows the adventures of Zoey Redbird, a fifteen-year-old girl who has just become a "fledgling vampyre" and is required to attend the House of Night boarding school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Books in the series have been on the New York Times Best Seller list for 63 weeks and have sold over seven million copies in North America, more than ten million books worldwide, in 39 countries. Marked - ISBN 9780312360269 Betrayed - ISBN 9780312360283 Chosen - ISBN 9780312360306 Untamed - ISBN 9780312379834 Hunted - ISBN 9780312577995 Tempted - ISBN 9780312609382 Burned - ISBN 9780312387969 Awakened - ISBN 9780312650247 Destined - ISBN 9780312387983 Hidden - ISBN 9781250041746 Revealed - ISBN 9780312594435 Redeemed - ISBN 9780312594442 Loved - ISBN 9781538431122 Lost - ISBN 9781538440742 Forgotten Found Dragon's Oath - ISBN 9781250000231 Lenobia's Vow - ISBN 9781250000248 Neferet's Curse - ISBN 9781250000255 Kalona's Fall - ISBN 9781250046116 The Fledgling Handbook 101 - ISBN 9780312595128 The Nyx in the House of Night: Mythology, Folklore - BenBella Books, Inc.
- ISBN 9781935618553 House of Night: Legacy - Dark Horse Comics - ISBN 9781595829627 Wisdom of the House of Night Oracle Cards: A 50-Card Deck and Guidebook - Ten Speed Press - ISBN 9780770433444 Instead of vampire, the authors use the variant spelling vampyre throughout the book series. This convention is applied to the words vampyric and vampyrism. In the fictional world of House of Night, a small percentage of the world's teenagers are changed into vampires when adolescent hormones trigger a strand of what is otherwise junk DNA; the change from human to vampyre takes four years, during which time the adolescents, known as "fledglings," must attend one of the "House of Night" boarding schools. While there, they are required to take the Vampyre Sociology 101 course to learn the dangers they face. If a fledgling is not in constant proximity to adult vampyres, the fledgling will die. About one in ten fledglings die anyway. For those who survive, there's a big reward: in the words of one of the authors, "Vampires are like Superman.
They’re super-gorgeous. They’re super-talented. They’re super-men." Vampyres are physically stronger than most adult humans, with accelerated reflexes, enhanced dexterity, life of more than five centuries, as well as heightened senses such as night vision. Only vampyres and fledglings that have blue tattoos are not destroyed by sunlight, as in many vampire novels, but it is painful to them, so classes at the House of Night are held at night. Fledglings are marked by a sapphire blue crescent-shaped outline on their foreheads; as she defeats evil, her tattoos extend over her shoulders, down to her lower back, around her waist, down her arms and palms, across her chest. Older fledglings and adult vampires need to drink small quantities of human blood, but House of Night vampires do not attack humans to get it, instead getting it from blood banks; the taking of blood is pleasurable for both human and vampire, comparable to sex and a drug rush, may lead to a strong emotional bond, called "Imprinting" between the two.
When an imprint is broken, either through death, Imprinting of another, or mystical means, it causes major anguish between the vampire and human. Like with Zoey and Heath. Zoey and her friends face the usual teenage issues. Zoey keeps some secrets from her friends and gets in trouble with them, forcing her to consider the nature of friendship. Kristin Cast said that these moral dilemmas were included because "those are issues teenagers deal with... We're not afraid to discuss things that are happening." As with many contemporary vampire novels, exploration of human nature and social commentary forms a subtext. and Tsi Sgili are taken from real Cherokee legends. Outside in the human world, the "People of Faith" is a fictional Protestant religion, intolerant of anything else but their own beliefs. Catholicism plays an important role in the novels, with the fledglings joining forces with Catholic nuns against Kalona; the religious ambiance gives House of Night a strong moral perspective as it is enforced that Nyx gives vampyres and humans free will.
This theme takes special prominence in Tempted, where Zoey discovers that, although she is the reincarnation of a woman created to love Kalona, she has the power to choose whether she will follow her previous incarnation's path or reject it. One of the characters dies. In Burned, a Manichaen view of the Universe is presented, in which Good battles Evil: forces of Light combat forces of Darkness and characters must choose which side to be on; the black and white bull are presented. In Awakened, the theme of love is presented, in which love must battle Darkness, life is only, about love; as noted above, a black bull, known as Light, a white
Our Lady of the Inferno
Our Lady of the Inferno is a novel by horror journalist and author Preston Fassel and the first licensed novel published by Fangoria magazine under their Fangoria Presents imprint. It was published by Fear Front, an independent press, in 2016, was only in print before the company closed in early 2017. In May 2018, Fangoria magazine announced that it had acquired the book and would be printing it as "Fangoria Presents #1," the inaugural entry in an imprint of branded horror novels, it received a positive reception, with Bloody Disgusting naming the Fangoria reissue one of the 10 best horror books of 2018. Reviews tended to praise its complex treatment of female characters within the horror genre its female villain, Nicolette Aster, who received favorable comparisons to Patrick Bateman. Reviews tended to focus positively on the book's attention to period detail in evoking the 42nd Street vice district of the early 1980s. A film adaptation is in development as of February 2018; the book takes place over the course of nine days in the Spring of 1983 and alternates between the viewpoints of two characters: The first, Ginny Kurva, is a twenty-one year old, alcoholic prostitute working Times Square in order to care for her paraplegic younger sister, Tricia.
The second, Nicolette Aster, is a middle-aged waste management executive at Fresh Kills Landfill who moonlights as a cannibalistic serial killer, who has begun stalking Ginny. As the story progresses, it becomes apparent that Ginny—revealed to be a polymath and skilled martial artist—is far more dangerous than she appears, that she poses just as much a threat to Nicolette as the killer does to her. Our Lady of the Inferno is Fassel's first novel, he began developing the Nicolette character, but couldn't come up with an idea for a final girl to serve as her foil. The idea of a woman whose last name was "Kurva" served as the impetus for creating the Ginny character. Fassel wrote the book over the course of six months in 2014 while working full-time as an optician in Houston, writing for two hours every night after coming home from work. Although he used certain ideas and research he'd conducted for "the theater story," he wrote Our Lady in homage to 1980s horror movies as opposed to grindhouse films, drawing particular influence from Night of the Comet, said he wanted the book to evoke the feeling of renting a movie on Friday night as a teenager.
He compared the clash between Ginny and Nicolette to the dichotomy between the optimism of 1980s cinema and the nihilism of grindhouse movies, said that it was his intent to create iconic female characters for female horror fans to embrace. The book was published by Fear Front, an independent press, in December 2016, it was only in print for a period of months and, per Fassel, sold "like twenty copies" before the company went out of business. In May 2018, it was announced that Fangoria would be reissuing the book in September 2018, that a film adaptation is in development; the book has received overwhelmingly positive reviews for its treatment of female characters, its attention to historical detail as regards 1980s era 42nd street, its portrayal of a female villain. Bloody Disgusting named the novel one of the ten best horror books of 2018, praising it for "great character work and gritty horror" and for not "being afraid to get brutal". Izzy Lee, writing for Diabolique magazine, favorably compared Fassel to Joe Lansdale, writing "Fassel’s observations on humanity go way further than his years on this planet...well-paced, full of intimate detail, so unlike anything I’ve read that I can’t help but give it my highest recommendation to fans of genre and those interested in the plight of the downtrodden.
The story is full of strong women and never panders or feels exploitative, regardless of its subject matter… That in itself is extraordinary". Lee named it #2 on a list of "Top 10 Must-Read Recent Horror Novels."Former Fangoria writer Amy Seidman, writing for the website Fear Forever praised the book and its approach to its female characters, saying "Fassel has created some well-developed and interesting female characters who aren’t following in the usual steps of women in horror films―especially when compared to the 1980’s, when misogyny was at its peak. He’s a master at crafting and painting a scene so that it leapt off the pages." Seidman further favorably compared Nicolette to a "female Patrick Bateman" and praised the book's vivid descriptions of settings around 42nd Street. Jennifer Bonges, writing for pophorror.com praised the book's setting and Nicolette's characterization, calling her "one of the most disturbing villains ever". Rue Morgue magazine's Monica S. Kuebler gave the book a positive review, saying "...the final showdown is a fitting knockdown, drag-out battle between two of the toughest broads in the Big Apple.
If you've felt the'80s needed more chicks that kicked ass, Inferno has them in spades." Cemetery Dance praised the book's period detail while expressing surprise that, in contrast to being a standard slasher, it was instead "a delicious piece of grindhouse literature
Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe inspired by real world myth and folklore. Its roots are in oral traditions, which became literature and drama. From the twentieth century it has expanded further into various media, including film, graphic novels and video games. Fantasy is distinguished from the genres of science fiction and horror by the absence of scientific or macabre themes though these genres overlap. In popular culture, the fantasy genre is predominantly of the medievalist form. In its broadest sense, fantasy consists of works by many writers, artists and musicians from ancient myths and legends to many recent and popular works. Most fantasy uses other supernatural elements as a main plot element, theme, or setting. Magic and magical creatures are common in many of these worlds. An identifying trait of fantasy is the author's reliance on imagination to create narrative elements that do not have to rely on history or nature to be coherent; this differs from realistic fiction in that realistic fiction has to attend to the history and natural laws of reality, where fantasy does not.
An author applies his or her imagination to come up with characters and settings that are impossible in reality. Many fantasy authors use real-world mythology as inspiration. For instance, a narrative that takes place in an imagined town in the northeastern United States could be considered realistic fiction as long as the plot and characters are consistent with the history of a region and the natural characteristics that someone, to the northeastern United States expects. Fantasy has been compared to science fiction and horror because they are the major categories of speculative fiction. Fantasy is distinguished from science fiction by the plausibility of the narrative elements. A science fiction narrative is unlikely, though possible through logical scientific or technological extrapolation, where fantasy narratives do not need to be scientifically possible. Authors have to rely on the readers' suspension of disbelief, an acceptance of the unbelievable or impossible for the sake of enjoyment, in order to write effective fantasies.
Despite both genres' heavy reliance on the supernatural and horror are distinguishable. Horror evokes fear through the protagonists' weaknesses or inability to deal with the antagonists. Elements of the supernatural and the fantastic were a part of literature from its beginning. Fantasy elements occur throughout the ancient Akkadian Epic of Gilgamesh; the ancient Babylonian creation epic, the Enûma Eliš, in which the god Marduk slays the goddess Tiamat, contains the theme of a cosmic battle between good and evil, characteristic of the modern fantasy genre. Genres of romantic and fantasy literature existed in ancient Egypt; the Tales of the Court of King Khufu, preserved in the Westcar Papyrus and was written in the middle of the second half of the eighteenth century BC, preserves a mixture of stories with elements of historical fiction and satire. Egyptian funerary texts preserve mythological tales, the most significant of which are the myths of Osiris and his son Horus. Folk tales with fantastic elements intended for adults were a major genre of ancient Greek literature.
The comedies of Aristophanes are filled with fantastic elements his play The Birds, in which an Athenian man builds a city in the clouds with the birds and challenges Zeus's authority. Ovid's Metamorphoses and Apuleius's The Golden Ass are both works that influenced the development of the fantasy genre by taking mythic elements and weaving them into personal accounts. Both works involve complex narratives in which humans beings are transformed into animals or inanimate objects. Platonic teachings and early Christian theology are major influences on the modern fantasy genre. Plato used allegories to convey many of his teachings, early Christian writers interpreted both the Old and New Testaments as employing parables to relay spiritual truths; this ability to find meaning in a story, not true became the foundation that allowed the modern fantasy genre to develop. The most well known fiction from the Islamic world was The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, a compilation of many ancient and medieval folk tales.
Various characters from this epic have become cultural icons in Western culture, such as Aladdin and Ali Baba. Hindu mythology was an evolution of the earlier Vedic mythology and had many more fantastical stories and characters in the Indian epics; the Panchatantra, for example, used various animal fables and magical tales to illustrate the central Indian principles of political science. Chinese traditions have been influential in the vein of fantasy known as Chinoiserie, including such writers as Ernest Bramah and Barry Hughart. Beowulf is among the best known of the Nordic tales in the English speaking world, has had deep influence on the fantasy genre. Norse mythology, as found in the Elder Edda and the Younger Edda, includes such figures as Odin and his fellow Aesir, dwarves, elves and giants; these elements have been directly imported into various fantasy works. The separate folklore of Ireland and Scotland has sometimes been us
University of Tulsa
The University of Tulsa is a private research university in Tulsa, United States. TU has a historic affiliation with the Presbyterian Church and the campus architectural style is predominantly Collegiate Gothic; the University of Tulsa manages the Gilcrease Museum, which includes one of the largest collections of American Western art and indigenous American artifacts in the world. In 2016, Tulsa acquired The Bob Dylan Archive and is developing a museum nearby in downtown Tulsa to display pieces from this collection. TU hosts the Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, founded by former TU professor and noted feminist critic Germaine Greer. TU's athletic teams are collectively known as the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and compete in Division I of the NCAA as members of the American Athletic Conference. TU has won six national championships; the Presbyterian School for Girls was founded in Muskogee, Indian Territory, in 1882 to offer a primary education to young women of the Creek Nation. In 1894, the young school expanded to become Henry Kendall College, named in honor of Reverend Henry Kendall, secretary of the Presbyterian Board of Home Missions.
The first president was William A. Caldwell, who served a brief, two-year term ending in 1896. Caldwell was succeeded by William Robert King, a Presbyterian minister and co-founder of the college, who had come to Oklahoma from Tennessee, by way of the Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Kendall College, while still in Muskogee, granted the first post-secondary degree in Oklahoma in June 1898. Under King, the college was moved from its original location in downtown Muskogee to a larger campus on lands donated by Creek Nation Chief Pleasant Porter. Kendall College students and administrators were instrumental in efforts to get the State of Sequoyah recognized; the opening of the new campus coincided with the start of the tenure of the third president, A. Grant Evans. Over the next ten years, Evans oversaw the struggling school's growth. In most years, class sizes remained small and although the Academy, the attached elementary and high school was more successful. At the request of the administration, the Synod of Indian Territory assumed control as trustees and began to look at alternatives for the future of the school.
When the administration was approached by the comparatively smaller town of Tulsa and offered a chance to move, the decision was made to relocate. The Tulsa Commercial Club decided to bid for the college. Club members who packaged a bid in 1907 to move the college to Tulsa included: B. Betters, H. O. McClure, L. N. Butts, W. L. North, James H. Hall, Grant C. Stebbins, Rev. Charles W. Kerr, C. H. Nicholson; the offer included $100,000, 20 acres of real estate and a guarantee for utilities and street car service. The college opened to thirty-five students in September 1907, two months before Oklahoma became a state; these first students attended classes at the First Presbyterian Church until permanent buildings could be erected on the new campus. This became the start of higher education in Tulsa. Kendall Hall, the first building of the new school, was completed in 1908 and was followed by two other buildings. All three buildings have since been demolished, with Kendall the last to be razed in 1972.
The bell that once hung in the Kendall Building tower was displayed in Bayless Plaza. The Kendall College presidents during 1907–1919 were Arthur Grant Evans, Levi Harrison Beeler, Seth Reed Gordon, Frederick William Hawley, Ralph J. Lamb, Charles Evans, James G. McMurtry and Arthur L. Odell. In In 1918, the Methodist Church proposed building a college in Tulsa, using money donated by Tulsa oilman Robert M. McFarlin; the proposed college was to be named McFarlin College. However, it was soon apparent. In 1920, Henry Kendall College merged with the proposed McFarlin College to become The University of Tulsa; the McFarlin Library of TU was named for the principal donor of the proposed college. The name of Henry Kendall has lived on to the present as the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences; the University of Tulsa opened its School of Petroleum Engineering in 1928. The Great Depression hit the university hard. By 1935, the school was about to close because of its poor financial condition, it had a debt of $250,000, enrollment had fallen to 300 students, the faculty was poorly paid and morale was low.
It was that the oil tycoon and TU-patron Waite Phillips offered the school presidency to Clarence Isaiah Pontius, a former investment banker. His primary focus would be to rescue the school's finances. A deans' council would take charge of academic issues. However, Pontius' accomplishments went beyond raising money. During his tenure the following events occurred: In 1935, the university opened the College of Business Administration, which it renamed as the Collins College of Business Administration in 2008; the Tulsa Law School, located in downtown Tulsa, became part of the university in 1943. In 1948, oil magnate William G. Skelly donated funds to found the University radio station, KWGS. After William G. Skelly died, his widow donated the Skelly Mansion, at the corner of 21st Street and Madison Avenue, to the University of Tulsa; the school sold the mansion and its furnishings to private owners in 1959. On July 5, 2012, the university announced
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal is a U. S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City. The Journal, along with its Asian and European editions, is published six days a week by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp; the newspaper is published in online. The Journal has been printed continuously since its inception on July 8, 1889, by Charles Dow, Edward Jones, Charles Bergstresser; the Wall Street Journal is one of the largest newspapers in the United States by circulation, with a circulation of about 2.475 million copies as of June 2018, compared with USA Today's 1.7 million. The Journal publishes the luxury news and lifestyle magazine WSJ, launched as a quarterly but expanded to 12 issues as of 2014. An online version was launched in 1996, accessible only to subscribers since it began; the newspaper is notable for its award-winning news coverage, has won 37 Pulitzer Prizes. The editorial pages of the Journal are conservative in their position. The"Journal" editorial board has promoted fringe views on the science of climate change, acid rain, ozone depletion, as well as on the health harms of second-hand smoke and asbestos.
The first products of Dow Jones & Company, the publisher of the Journal, were brief news bulletins, nicknamed "flimsies", hand-delivered throughout the day to traders at the stock exchange in the early 1880s. They were aggregated in a printed daily summary called the Customers' Afternoon Letter. Reporters Charles Dow, Edward Jones, Charles Bergstresser converted this into The Wall Street Journal, published for the first time on July 8, 1889, began delivery of the Dow Jones News Service via telegraph. In 1896, The "Dow Jones Industrial Average" was launched, it was the first of several indices of bond prices on the New York Stock Exchange. In 1899, the Journal's Review & Outlook column, which still runs today, appeared for the first time written by Charles Dow. Journalist Clarence Barron purchased control of the company for US$130,000 in 1902. Barron and his predecessors were credited with creating an atmosphere of fearless, independent financial reporting—a novelty in the early days of business journalism.
In 1921, Barron's, the United States's premier financial weekly, was founded. Barron died in 1928, a year before Black Tuesday, the stock market crash that affected the Great Depression in the United States. Barron's descendants, the Bancroft family, would continue to control the company until 2007; the Journal took its modern shape and prominence in the 1940s, a time of industrial expansion for the United States and its financial institutions in New York. Bernard Kilgore was named managing editor of the paper in 1941, company CEO in 1945 compiling a 25-year career as the head of the Journal. Kilgore was the architect of the paper's iconic front-page design, with its "What's News" digest, its national distribution strategy, which brought the paper's circulation from 33,000 in 1941 to 1.1 million at the time of Kilgore's death in 1967. Under Kilgore, in 1947, the paper won its first Pulitzer Prize for William Henry Grimes's editorials. In 1967, Dow Jones Newswires began a major expansion outside of the United States that put journalists in every major financial center in Europe, Latin America and Africa.
In 1970, Dow Jones bought the Ottaway newspaper chain, which at the time comprised nine dailies and three Sunday newspapers. The name was changed to "Dow Jones Local Media Group".1971 to 1997 brought about a series of launches and joint ventures, including "Factiva", The Wall Street Journal Asia, The Wall Street Journal Europe, the WSJ.com website, Dow Jones Indexes, MarketWatch, "WSJ Weekend Edition". In 2007, News Corp. acquired Dow Jones. WSJ. A luxury lifestyle magazine, was launched in 2008. A complement to the print newspaper, The Wall Street Journal Online, was launched in 1996 and has allowed access only by subscription from the beginning. In 2003, Dow Jones began to integrate reporting of the Journal's print and online subscribers together in Audit Bureau of Circulations statements. In 2007, it was believed to be the largest paid-subscription news site on the Web, with 980,000 paid subscribers. Since online subscribership has fallen, due in part to rising subscription costs, was reported at 400,000 in March 2010.
In May 2008, an annual subscription to the online edition of The Wall Street Journal cost $119 for those who do not have subscriptions to the print edition. By June 2013, the monthly cost for a subscription to the online edition was $22.99, or $275.88 annually, excluding introductory offers. On November 30, 2004, Oasys Mobile and The Wall Street Journal released an app that would allow users to access content from the Wall Street Journal Online via their mobile phones. Many of The Wall Street Journal news stories are available through free online newspapers that subscribe to the Dow Jones syndicate. Pulitzer Prize–winning stories from 1995 are available free on the Pulitzer web site. In September 2005, the Journal launched a weekend edition, delivered to all subscribers, which marked a return to Saturday publication after a lapse of some 50 years; the move was designed in part to attract more consumer advertising. In 2005, the Journal reported a readership profile of about 60 percent top management, an average income of $191,000, an average household net worth of $2.1 million, an average age of 55.
In 2007, the Journal launched a worldwide expansion of its website to include major foreign-language editions. The p
Burned (Cast novel)
Burned is the seventh volume of the House of Night fantasy series written by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast. Zoey's soul has shattered and while her friends search through Kramisha's prophetic poems to bring her back Stevie Rae has to step in her shoes and hold the House of Night together while dealing with her own secrets. Stark and Aphrodite follow the clues in Kramisha's prophetic poems and take Zoey's body to the Isle of Sgiach to find a way of getting Zoey back, they gain entrance. Together with Sgiach they decipher the rest of the poem and realize that Stark must become a Shaman to step into the Otherworld. Stark sacrifices on the altar of Seol ne Gigh and through pain he enters a trance where he kills the evil side of himself to become a Shaman. After the fight, the Black Bull leads him to the Otherworld. Zoey refuses to be parted from him a second time; as time passes she becomes more erratic. Heath feels bad as he sees her fall apart, but is powerless to stop it as Zoey herself is too afraid to accept the lost parts of her soul back.
When Stark arrives, he follows Aphrodite's advice and contacts Heath first, as Zoey wouldn't leave with Heath still in the Otherworld with her. Stark argues that Zoey might still accept her soul back and stay with Heath, but Neferet would win in the real world. Realizing that Stark speaks the truth and is not motivated by jealousy anymore, Heath speaks one more time with Zoey and disappears. While Zoey stays behind, Stark comes and tries to get Zoey to come back, but she is too scared. To get her to act, Stark faces Kalona in an arena. Terrified that Stark might die too, Zoey calls back the fragments of her soul. Stark is temporarily distracted, Kalona kills him. Zoey fixes him on the wall of the arena, she calls in the debt he owns her for Heath's death to save Stark, Nyx materializes and forces Kalona to share some of his immortality with Stark before banishing him from her realm. After having nearly burned down on a roof, Stevie Rae recovers due to Rephaim's Immortal blood and their Imprint.
She learns of Zoey's soul shattering and has to balance the expectations of those who would expect her to step in Zoey's shoes. She escapes her friends to talk to Rephaim and the two make a pact to help each other until Zoey or Kalona returns to her or his body. Stevie Rae follows the clues in Kramisha's poems and decides to invoke Light, materialized as one of the bulls. By wrongly presuming that Light will materialize as the white Bull, she accidentally invokes Darkness, who nonetheless gives Stark access to the Otherworld. To reach her in time, Rephaim calls unto the immortal powers of his father to heal his wing, without realizing that it's Darkness too, that answers, he takes on her debt to Darkness, allowing the Bull to feed on his pain. To save him, Stevie Rae calls the black Bull and accepts to be forever bound to Rephaim's humanity in exchange for Light's saving him; the Bulls disappear. Dallas takes a wounded Stevie Rae home; when she heals she takes the red fledglings to conquer the tunnels.
On the way, Dallas discovers an affinity for the New world and leads them to the kitchens where the renegades are gathered. Five of them die in the ensuing confrontation, but none of Stevie Rae's, because of her Earth affinity and the others flee. Stevie Rae and Dallas remain behind to finish cleaning up. Dallas kisses Stevie Rae when Rephaim finds them, alerted by the Imprint. Realizing that Stevie Rae has saved and sheltered him, Dallas lets himself be influenced by the residual Darkness left by the renegades and fights him; when Stevie Rae protects Rephaim, Dallas accepts Darkness and Changes and angrily rushes out, threatening to tell everyone at the House of Night the truth. When she finds out he has stolen her car, Stevie Rae lets Rephaim fly her to Gilcrease, where she goes to sleep; the next day, Stevie Rae calls Lenobia, to find that Dallas has never reached the House of Night, Aphrodite, to learn that she has had a vision about her and Rephaim. Stevie Rae and Rephaim confess their feelings for each other and Nyx offers them a vision of a human Rephaim.
As they look transfixed, Kalona returns to the real world, along with Zoey, Rephaim leaves, confessing he can't turn his back on his father. In its opening week the book ranked 1st on USA Today Top 150 Bestseller List, it won the Goodreads Choice Award for Favorite Book, Young Adult Fantasy, Favorite Heroine and a nomination for Teen Read Award for Best series in 2010. "Any fans of this book would be out of their mind not to buy this new installment. It is a must buy and must read to anyone, following the House of the Night series. Now that I have come this far I know there is no turning back." Burned on the official website Burned on the publisher's website