Zoey is finally home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side, and preparing to face off against Neferet â€“ which would be a whole lot easier if the High Counsel saw the ex-HighÂ Priestess for what she really is. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx's gift of a human form, Rephaim and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together â€“ as long as he can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father's shadowâ€¦But there are new forces at work at the House of Night. An influx of humans, including Lenobiaâ€™s handsome horse whisperer, threatens their precarious stability. And then thereâ€™s the mysterious Aurox, a jaw-droppingly gorgeous teen boy who is actually more â€“ or possibly less â€“ than human. Only Neferet knows he was created to be her greatest weapon. But Zoey can sense the part of his soul that remains human, the compassion that wars with his Dark calling. And thereâ€™s something strangely familiar about himâ€¦Will Neferetâ€™s true nature be revealed before she succeeds in silencing them all? And will Zoey be able to touch Auroxâ€™s humanity in time to protect him â€“ and everyone â€“ from his own fate? Find out whatâ€™sÂ destinedÂ in the thrilling ninth chapter of the House of Night series.