Tuesday, June 07, 2011
If you're a fan of PC Cast and Kristin Cast's House of Night YA vampire series like I am, you don't want to miss this gorgeous new anthology of essays exploring aspects of the series.
Nyx in the House of Night: Mythology, Folklore, and Religion in the P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast Vampyre Series is a collection of writings by paranormal authors and experts in the field.
It's full of fascinating discussions that shed light on the series' complex world-building, plus some beautiful illustrations. My own essay touches on Kalona and his similarities to another fallen immortal I have some experience with (fictionally, I mean)--Lucifer himself.
I signed copies of Nyx in the House of Night at BookExpo a couple weeks ago, along with fellow YA authors Jana Oliver and Trinity Faegen. I also snagged a triple-signed copy just for you. See below for how to win.
But first, a little more about the book. Here's the full table of contents:
"Introduction: Nyx in the House of Night" --P. C. Cast
"Night in the House of Good and Evil: Nyx's portrayal in the HoN series" -- Karen Mahoney
"The Dangerous Dead: Vampire Mythology in the HoN series" -- John Edgar Browning
"By Their Marks You Shall Know Them" (on tattoos) -- Jana Oliver
"The Divine Cat" -- Ellen Steiber
"Reimagining 'Magic City': How the Casts Mythologize Tulsa” -- Amy H. Sturgis
"The Magic of Being Cherokee" -- Jordan Dane
"Freedom of Choice: Kalona, A-ya, and the Raven Mockers" -- Jeri Smith-Ready
"The Otherworld Is Greek to Me" -- Trinity Faegen
"The Elements of Life" -- Bryan Lankford
"Misunderstood: Multiple Partners in our Matriarchal (and Patriarchal) Past" -- Kristin Cast
"She Is Goddess: Goddess Worship in the HoN Series" -- Yasmine Galenorn
"Worshipping the Female Deity" -- Christine Zika
"Cruithne Mythology and the House of Night" -- P. C. Cast
Behind the House of Night Names
Find out more at SmartPop's Nyx page.
To enter to win this triple-signed copy of Nyx in the House of Night, answer the question SmartPop asked me in a recent interview:
If you were any character in the House of Night series, which would you be?
Deadline: June 10, 11:59pm eastern daylight time. Winner will be announced in the comments to this post, so subscribe to the comments if you want to be notified without leaving your e-mail address (which I do not recommend, due to risk of spam), or check back here on Monday.
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Can't wait to hear your answers!