House of Night: Marked

By: P.C. Cast


When a Vampire Tracker Marks her with a crescent moon on her forehead, making her a new vampyre, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night. But she finds out she is no normal vampyre fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx and has affinities for all five elements: Air, Fire Water, Earth and Spirit. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite club, is mis-using her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must embrace her destiny – with a little help from her new vampyre friends. To become the leader of the Dark Daughters and som.

“...Night has chosen thee; thy death will be thy birth. Night calls to thee; harken to Her sweet voice. Your destiny awaits you at the House of Night.”
P.C. Cast, Marked


Zoey Redbird

Zoey is the main character in this book. She is the leader of the dark daughters and sons. She also controls all the elements. (Fire, air, water, earth and spirit) and she later becomes the high priestess of the House of Night, Tulsa.

Aphrodite Lafont

Is the ex-leader of the dark daughters and sons, and has a strange friendship with Zoey and as she calls Zoey's friends the "Nerd Heard." In Marked, Zoey and Aphrodite's friendship hasn't started yet, they compete for the spot of Lead of the dark daughters and sons and clash through out the book.

Damien Maslin

is a fun-loving member of the Nerd Herd, known for his impeccable vocabulary and ability to get along with everyone. Damien has an affinity for Air.


Erin Bates

is best friends with “Twin” Shaunee Cole, who is also her roommate at the House of Night. She is very fashion-forward and boy conscious!


Shaunee Cole

Is the other half of “Twin” Erin Bates. Like Erin, she loves staying up-to-date with the latest trends. Shaunee is a member of the Nerd Herd and has an affinity for Fire.


Stevie Ray Johnson

Stevie is Zoey's best friend and a home grown redneck and her favorite things are her roper jeans. Her affinity is Earth. During the first book something tragic happens to Stevie.

Other Characters

Nyx- the vampyre goddess

Nala- Zoey's cat

Heath Luck- Zoey's on again off again human boyfriend, who after Zoey became a vampyre was banned from seeing her.

Grandma Sylvia Redbird- Zoey's grandma, and Cherokee traditions help Zoey and her friends get out of several scrapes

John and Linda Heffer- are Zoey's parents and not a fan of her being a vampyre and pretty much disown her

Neferet- is the current High Priestess of the Tulsa House of night, and isn't as nice and sweet as she may seem.

Professor Loren Blake- is the youngest Vampyre Poet Laureate in history

Professor Anastasia Lankford- "is the Spells and Rituals professor at the House of Night. She is married to Dragon Lankford." House of Night, Marked

Professor Dragon Lankford

This Professor Lankford prefers to be called “Dragon.” He is the undefeated World Fencing Champion and the fencing instructor at the Tulsa House of Night. "House of Night, Marked"

Professor Lenobia- is the Equestrian teacher with high standards and low tolerance. She has developed a very close friendship with Zoey. "House of Night, Marked"

"House Rules"

Rule #1:

If you’ve been Marked by a Tracker, night has chosen thee. You will go through the Change and turn into a vampyre. However, if your body rejects the Change, you die.

Rule #2:

If you are Marked, you must leave your home and move into the House of Night school, where you will take your place as a fledgling and live for four years.

Rule #3:

At the House of Night School, classes begin at 8pm and end at 3am. The gym is open until dawn.

Rule #4:

You can never be far from an adult Vampyre for long. And it’s not like you’ll turn into a pumpkin. It’s a much bigger deal than that.

Rule #5:

Formal rituals are held at Nyx’s Temple twice a week. At the ceremony’s commencement, turn to the east, south, west and north to summon (in order) air, fire, water and earth.

Rule #6:

If one of the cats at the school chooses you, you will belong to him or her. Not the other way around.

Rule #7:

Every High Priestess is given an affinity, or special powers, by the Goddess.

Rule #8:

If you ever leave school grounds, you cannot wear any part of your uniform (which is primarily basic black) and must conceal all tattoo markings.

Rule #9:

Here at the House of Night school, there are no lockers. You will have cabinets in your homeroom. If someone steals something, the vamps will know it. As will Nyx.

Fledgling Essentials

Some of the things you may need when becoming a new vampyre are, of course the hand book, an element. The element is what the vampyre's call there Goddess given gift and they call on these elements for strength and courage. Also, a athame knife which is used during rituals. And finally the class emblems which show the differences of levels in fledgling school.

More information

For more information on the characters go to

Other books

Books in series











The Fledgling Handbook

Other books

Dragons Oath

Lenobia's Vow

Neferet's Curse


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P.C. and Kristin Cast Author Interview


"From the moment I stuck my face in this book it hooked me! Totally awesome new take on vampires! Marked is hot and dark and funny. It rocks!"
-Gena Showalter, author of MTV's Oh My Goth

"Cast reeled me in from paragraph one. I snorted and giggled through the whole thing, and devoured it in one sitting."
-MaryJanice Davidson, New York Times best-selling author of the Undead series


“You are old beyond your years Zoeybird. Believe in yourself and you will find a way. But remember darkness does not always equate to evil just like light does not always bring good.”
P.C. Cast, Marked

“The problem, of course, was that turning into a monster was the brighter of my two choices. Choice Number 1: I turn into a vampyre, which equals a monster in just about any human’s mind. Choice Number 2: My body rejects the Change and I die. Forever.

So the good news is that I wouldn’t have to take the geometry test tomorrow.”
Kristin Cast, Marked

“Do vampyres play chess? Were there vampyre dorks? How about Barbie-like vampyre cheerleaders? Did any vampyres play in the band? Were there vampyre Emos with their guy-wearing-girl’s-pants weirdness and those awful bangs that cover half their faces? Or were they all those freaky Goth kids who didn’t like to bathe much? Was I going to turn into a Goth kid? Or worse, an Emo? I didn’t particularly like wearing black, at least not exclusively, and I wasn’t feeling a sudden and unfortunate aversion to soap and water, nor did I have an obsessive desire to change my hairstyle and wear too much eyeliner.”
Kristin Cast, Marked


The spelling of vampire as vampyre is how they spell it in the books. I don't know why but I decided to keep it that way.

Also all pictures came from either google or house of night website.