P.C. and Kristin Cast have done it again with their House of Night series in this eighth installment. House of Night fans will not be disappointed book eight picks up where the seventh one left off, continuing Zoey's fight against Neferet and Kalona's control of the school. When I first read these books I found myself totally wrapped up in the story and anxiously awaiting the next book. I can't wait to read more about Zoey's continued battle with the darkness that has started to surround Neferet.
In this installment we find Zoey recovering on the Isle of Skye with the queen of all the vampires. She is exhausted both physically and mentally due to her ongoing battle with Neferet and her consort Kalona. She feels that she has found sanctuary from the world and is not anxious to leave her new refuge. The choice is taken from her when she finds herself once again having to go back home and find a way to stop Neferet's latest scheme to gain control over the House of Night and eventually all students, teachers, and the council. Has Zoey recovered enough, and gained enough power through Nyx to fight this latest battle?
Exonerated by the Vampyre High Council and returned to her position of High Priestess at Tulsa’s House of Night, Neferet has sworn vengeance on Zoey. Dominion over Kalona is only one of the weapons she plans to use against Z. But Zoey has found sanctuary on the Isle of Skye and is being groomed by Queen Sgiach to take over for her there. Being Queen would be cool, wouldn’t it? Why should she return to Tulsa? After losing her human consort, Heath, she will never be the same—and her relationship with her super-hot-warrior, Stark, may never be the same either…
And what about Stevie Rae and Rephaim? The Raven Mocker refuses to be used against Stevie Rae, but what choice does he have when no one in the entire world, including Zoey, would be okay with their relationship? Does he betray his father or his heart?
In the pulse-pounding eighth House of Night Novel by PC Cast and Kristin Cast, how far will the bonds of friendship stretch and how strong are the ties that bind one girl’s heart?