If this is the first you’re hearing about Nyx in the House of Night, the book is all about the mythology, religion, and folklore in the House of Night series, and includes an introduction and essay by P.C. Cast herself, along with an essay from Kristin Cast, plus other great YA writers and mythology and religion experts. There’s more, though, that makes this book extra special: It’s full of beautiful black, white, and sapphire-blue illustrations that evoke the color in the vampyre tattoos. You can see an example–an illustration of the Vampire Goddess Nyx herself–in Leah’s introductory post to the book, and read excerpts from all of the essays at our book page.
You can purchase the book from Amazon (and if you’ve already left a review on the Amazon page, let us know!), Barnes & Noble, Borders, or IndieBound, and if you prefer your books in electronic form, we highly recommend the iBook version–the illustrations really pop.
Don’t take our word that the book is great, though. Here are some people who are already noticing Nyx in the House of Night:
Bibliophilic Book Blog. From the review: “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.”
And, thanks to a few other sites that have mentioned the book or included it somewhere on their sites!
P.C. Cast, Karen Mahoney, John Edgar Browning, Jana Oliver, Ellen Steiber, Amy H. Sturgis, Jordan Dane, Jeri Smith-Ready, Trinity Faegen, Bryan Lankford, Kristin Cast, Yasmine Galenorn, and Christine Zika.
We also have some fun things planned for House of Night fans later this summer, including a contest to let you channel your own Zoey Redbird, so check back often (or sign up for book updates below; we’ll let you know when we post the details!). In the meantime, we hope you love Nyx in the House of Night as much as we do. And as they say in Zoey’s world: Merry meet, merry part, and merry meet again!