Book Review: Nyx in the House of Night: Mythology, Folklore and Religion in the PC and Kristin Cast Vampyre Series - Edited by P.C. Cast

Rating: 5/5

Publisher: Smart Pop

Publish Date: June 7, 2011

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: Trade Paperback

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Synopsis: The House of Night is no ordinary school, and the #1 New York Times bestselling House of Night series is no ordinary vampire series. Its mix of mythology, religion, and folklore from multiple traditions - from the vampyre goddess Nyx to heroine Zoey's Cherokee ancestry - puts it in a class by itself.

House of Night author P.C. Cast leads this collection of pieces on the real-world influences behind the House of Night's unique mythology. Fellow YA authors (including House of Night co-author Kristin Cast) and experts (including Wicca lecturer Bryan Lankford, the real-life basis for House of Night instructor Dragon Lankford) reveal the fact behind the fiction and provide additional insight into the inspiration for the House of Night.

Karen Mahoney - Nyx in the House of Good and Evil
John Edgar Browning - The Dangerous Dead
Jana Oliver - By Their Marks You Shall Know Them
Ellen Steiber - The Divine Cat
Amy H. Sturgis - Reimagining "Magic City"
Jordan Dane - The Magic of Being Cherokee
Jeri Smith-Ready - Freedom of Choice
Trinity Faegan - The Otherworld is Greek to Me
Bryan Lankford - The Elements of Life
Kristin Cast - Misunderstood
Yasmine Galenorn - She is Goddess
Christine Zikas - Worshipping the Female Deity
P.C. Cast - Cruithne Mythology and the House of Night

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!

Review: Nyx in the House of Night: Mythology, Folklore and Religion in the PC and Kristin Cast Vampyre Series gives a new look into the creation of the House of Night. I really can't pick a favorite chapter - they were all very informative! From rituals to history, Tulsa to Scotland, and Cherokee legend to Greek myths, Nyx in the House of Night brings insight and knowledge into how the Casts bring the characters, settings, and magic to life.


1 comment:

  1. Really want to read this. I liked Hex Hall and can't wait to find out what happens next!


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