By: P.C. Cast & Colette Baron-Reid
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publishing Date: October 2012
Reviewed By: Amy Lignor
Review Date: November 29, 2012
Many readers know about the “House of Night” YA series written by the amazing author P.C. Cast. However, a new product has come out on the market with her name on it and people – teens AND adults – will absolutely love it.
In this world, Tarot Cards, Angel Cards, etc. have been a source of ‘magic’ for some and an actual career path for others. There are those who can read the cards and understand their meanings, telling people’s futures in a way that is both exciting and amusing. Whether you see this area of life as real or simply entertainment doesn’t matter where P.C. Cast’s new project is concerned – because as one (disbeliever), this reviewer has to tell you that I absolutely love them.
The House of Night Oracle Deck and Guidebook are based on the incredible story of the Oracle of Nyx, which is offered at the beginning of the book. Readers will be able to see that ancient castle on the Isle of Skye and the dream that the immortal vampire queen, Sgiach, had when it took her to the wise Oracle who offered her answers. These cards are actually meant to be a “personal connection” for readers to the wisdom given out by the goddess Nyx. You can almost see yourself as one of the fledglings begging for some type of direction when it comes to relationships, careers, friendships, and any ‘sins’ that perhaps await them in the future.
Examples, sample readings, instructions on how to use these cards and descriptions of each card are offered so that you have full understanding when you do a reading whether individually with one card; a two-card relationship reading; or a three card past, present and future reading. These cards are not only stunningly beautiful with artwork that will literally take your breath away, but P.C. Cast has done a magnificent job of bringing about the wisdom and intellect that she always provides her readers in every book she writes. Her partner in this project, Colette Baron-Reid, is a counselor and motivational speaker who’s a bestselling author of many books as well as oracle decks. Therefore, she knows how to bring the ‘sacred’ to this project. Enjoy!
Quill Says: A magnificently beautiful and, oddly enough, dead-on correct gift that is right in time for Christmas.