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fledgling
used in Betrayed: A House of Night Novel

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inexperienced; or a person or organization that is inexperienced
  • After a little practice, you can tell what year a fledgling is without checking the crest on her jacket.
    Chapter 3 (8% in)
fledgling = a person that is inexperienced; or a bird that just recently developed the feathers that it uses to fly

(editor's note:  In this book, fledgling takes a more specific meaning based on these generally accepted definitions.)
  • You're the only third former ever to have been made leader of the Dark Daughters and the only fledgling or vampyre in history who has shown an affinity for all five of the elements?
    Chapter 1 (23% in)
  • Damien and I stood awkwardly just inside the reception hall, which was starting to fill up with uncomfortable-looking human parents, a few human siblings, a bunch of fledgling students, and several of our vampyre professors.
    Chapter 1 (29% in)
  • The other part is a genetic fact—vampyres don't get drunk—fledglings can barely get buzzed (at least on alcohol—blood, unfortunately, is a whole other issue).
    Chapter 1 (33% in)
  • In return Nyx has touched her with several unusual Marks for a fledgling," Neferet said in her smooth musical voice as she walked into the middle of our awkward little group, hand extended directly to my step-loser.
    Chapter 1 (50% in)
  • And I so didn't want anyone to ever mention what only a couple of people knew—that Heath was looking for me because I'd tasted his blood and he was fast becoming fixated on me, something humans do pretty easily when they get involved with vamps—even vamp fledglings, for that matter.
    Chapter 1 (69% in)
  • When they were gone I had these new tattoos, a delicate collection of lacelike sapphire swirls that framed my face—totally unheard of for a mere fledgling to have—and matching Marks interspersed with cool runelike-looking symbols on my shoulders, something no fledgling or vamp has ever had.
    Chapter 1 (73% in)
  • When they were gone I had these new tattoos, a delicate collection of lacelike sapphire swirls that framed my face—totally unheard of for a mere fledgling to have—and matching Marks interspersed with cool runelike-looking symbols on my shoulders, something no fledgling or vamp has ever had.
    Chapter 1 (73% in)
  • Vampyres looked different than humans (not bad different—just different), so it's only logical that as a fledgling passes through more and more of the Change her body looks different, too.
    Chapter 3 (8% in)
  • You're the first fledgling to have a colored-in, expanded Mark, as well as the only vamp, fledgling or adult, to have an affinity for all five of the elements.
    Chapter 3 (69% in)
  • You're the first fledgling to have a colored-in, expanded Mark, as well as the only vamp, fledgling or adult, to have an affinity for all five of the elements.
    Chapter 3 (69% in)
  • I know I was worrying the hell out of her—I mean, if a fledgling starts looking sick, that tends to mean that she's dying.
    Chapter 5 (2% in)
  • Fledglings formed special bonds with their mentors—and I had an extra-special mentor in the High Priestess of the school.
    Chapter 5 (19% in)
  • She'd been the first of two fledgling deaths to shake the school.
    Chapter 5 (26% in)
  • As fledglings who could—any of us—drop dead at any time during the four years it took the physiological Change from human to vampyre to happen within our bodies, the school expected us to deal with death as just another fact of fledgling life.
    Chapter 5 (27% in)
  • As fledglings who could—any of us—drop dead at any time during the four years it took the physiological Change from human to vampyre to happen within our bodies, the school expected us to deal with death as just another fact of fledgling life.
    Chapter 5 (28% in)
  • It still seemed wrong to me, but maybe that was because I was only a month into the Change and still more used to being human than vamp, or even fledgling.
    Chapter 5 (29% in)
  • Of course I might also have caught a glimpse of a fledgling and, because it had been night and I'd only been here for a few days and had, in those few days, gone through all sorts of unbelievable crap, I might have imagined the whole thing.
    Chapter 5 (32% in)
  • I'm way into good-smelling blood ( just another freakish thing about me, most fledglings have no bloodlust).
    Chapter 5 (44% in)
  • I didn't know every single one of the fledglings here.
    Chapter 5 (46% in)
  • Well, maybe some fledglings had weird-smelling blood.
    Chapter 5 (47% in)
  • To him I must seem nothing more than a child—a kid—a fledgling with weird Marks and unusual powers.
    Chapter 5 (76% in)
  • Loren should be looking at my partially bare shoulder, gawking at the tattoos there that not one other fledgling or vampyre that I knew of had ever had.
    Chapter 5 (80% in)
  • I covered his hand with my own, and forgetting about everything, including Erik and the fact that Loren was an adult vamp and I was a fledgling, I willed him to kiss me, willed him to touch me more.
    Chapter 5 (96% in)
  • As leader of the Dark Daughters, it will be your responsibility to be certain that she does not upset, the delicate balance of harmony among the fledglings.
    Chapter 7 (68% in)
  • He's popular with the fledglings, and he has an excellent future before him.
    Chapter 7 (76% in)
  • Sure, Neferet had excused me from most of the third former work in that class so I could focus on reading ahead in the higher level Soc text, but I'd been trying really hard to be "normal" (Whatever that was—hello—I'm a teenager and a fledgling vampyre.
    Chapter 8 (7% in)
  • It moved again, and I could tell that the shape must be a person .... or fledgling .... or vampyre.
    Chapter 8 (90% in)
  • When vampyres give their word—be they fledgling or adult—it is binding?
    Chapter 9 (32% in)
  • Apparently it's not unusual for fledglings to experience a vampyre's bloodlust... I shouldn't so early in my Change, but my Mark shouldn't be filled in and I shouldn't have the added decorative tattooing of an adult vamp either.
    Chapter 10 (70% in)
  • Not to mention the fact that no other fledgling or vamp had ever been Marked on the shoulder and back like I had.
    Chapter 10 (72% in)
  • Okay, I'm not exactly a normal fledgling.
    Chapter 10 (72% in)
  • I went into the bathroom and opened the little glass jar that held the concealer that completely covered fledgling tattoos.
    Chapter 11 (62% in)
  • When I'd first arrived at the House of Night I'd had a mini-panic attack when I'd realized that until I entered the school grounds, I'd never seen a fledgling.
    Chapter 11 (63% in)
  • Naturally, I thought that meant that the vamps kept fledglings locked inside the walls of the school for four years.
    Chapter 11 (63% in)
  • It didn't take long to find out the truth: fledglings had quite a bit of freedom, but if they chose to go outside the school walls they needed to follow two very important rules.
    Chapter 11 (64% in)
  • Second (and, to me, most important), once a fledgling entered the House of Night, he or she must stay in close proximity with adult vamps.
    Chapter 11 (65% in)
  • But one thing was certain about the Change, if a fledgling was cut off from contact with adult vampyres, the process escalated and the teenager died.
    Chapter 11 (67% in)
  • It was no wonder that before I'd been Marked I thought I'd never seen a fledgling.
    Chapter 11 (68% in)
  • Broadcasting that fledglings actually left the school and went shopping and to the movies like normal kids was asking for trouble and exaggeration.
    Chapter 11 (71% in)
  • As a fledgling who was weirdly "advanced" in the Change process, it's definitely uncomfortable for me, but I gritted my teeth and stepped out into the drizzle.
    Chapter 11 (80% in)
  • So you want me because that's what happens when a vampyre, or apparently some fledglings, drink blood from a human victim.
    Chapter 12 (42% in)
  • Do you know what would happen if a fledgling showed up at the funeral of a kid people think was killed by a vampyre?
    Chapter 12 (61% in)
  • Fledglings being used during our rituals is one of the things I'm doing away with, so we won't need a kid to act as our sacrifice.
    Chapter 14 (19% in)
  • Jack, this is my fledgling, Zoey Redbird, leader of the Dark Daughters, and her friends and Prefect Council members, Erin Bates, Shaunee Cole, Stevie Rae Johnson, and Damien Maslin.
    Chapter 14 (69% in)
  • It's my pleasure and the least I can do for my fledgling's first Full Moon Ritual as leader of the Dark Daughters?'
    Chapter 14 (81% in)
  • As a fledgling, I already had quite a bit of an adult vampyre's natural protection against the cold, which used to creep me out.
    Chapter 16 (15% in)
  • It caught my eye because it didn't belong—and not just because it was unusual that another fledgling was silly enough to be out walking in the snowstorm.
    Chapter 16 (33% in)
  • I dunno .... the grounds to make sure some moronic fledgling (like me) wasn't wandering around out in the storm.
    Chapter 16 (53% in)
  • Dragon was what everyone called the fencing professor, and he was not a vamp any fledgling would want to piss off.
    Chapter 17 (8% in)
  • Damien, has there ever been a case of a fledgling who seemed to have died, but later was found alive?
    Chapter 17 (20% in)
  • When a fledgling's body starts rejecting the Change there is no stopping it.
    Chapter 17 (24% in)
  • If you saw ghosts why did you ask me about fledglings recovering from rejecting the Change?
    Chapter 17 (43% in)
  • Maybe you can see dead fledglings.
    Chapter 17 (50% in)
  • I'll also check out any references to hauntings by fledglings:' "Thanks, I appreciate that."
    Chapter 17 (55% in)
  • Neferet had given it to me shortly after I'd arrived when it was obvious that the Change going on within my body was happening at a different rate than what went on with normal fledglings.
    Chapter 18 (3% in)
  • At first it was stuff I'd already figured out for myself: as a fledgling gets farther into the Change, she develops a taste for blood.
    Chapter 18 (10% in)
  • By the time a fledgling is well advanced in the Change process, she can detect the scent of blood from a distance.
    Chapter 18 (11% in)
  • Because of changes in metabolism, drugs and alcohol have increasingly less effect on fledglings, and as this effect dissipates, they will find that the effects of drinking blood correspondingly increase.
    Chapter 18 (13% in)
  • Even drinking fledgling blood mixed in wine had given me an incredible buzz.
    Chapter 18 (14% in)
  • FLEDGLING—VAMPYRE IMPRINTING As discussed in the previous chapter, due to the possibility of Imprint, fledglings are prohibited from drinking the blood of human donors, but they may experiment with each other.
    Chapter 18 (39% in)
  • FLEDGLING—VAMPYRE IMPRINTING As discussed in the previous chapter, due to the possibility of Imprint, fledglings are prohibited from drinking the blood of human donors, but they may experiment with each other.
    Chapter 18 (40% in)
  • It has been proven that fledglings cannot Imprint one another.
    Chapter 18 (41% in)
  • However, it is possible for an adult vampyre to Imprint a fledgling.
    Chapter 18 (41% in)
  • This leads to emotional and physical complications once the fledgling completes the Change that are often not beneficial for either vampyre; therefore, blood drinking between fledgling and adult vampyre is strictly prohibited.
    Chapter 18 (42% in)
  • This leads to emotional and physical complications once the fledgling completes the Change that are often not beneficial for either vampyre; therefore, blood drinking between fledgling and adult vampyre is strictly prohibited.
    Chapter 18 (43% in)
  • No damn way should she be letting a fledgling drink from her (even a dead one).
    Chapter 18 (45% in)
  • It was hard to imagine that such horrible things as teenagers being killed and dead fledglings being reanimated could have happened out there.
    Chapter 18 (52% in)
  • She reminded us that each of the twenty-five House of Night campuses worldwide send their five strongest competitors, which meant there were a total of 125 talented fledglings who competed against one another.
    Chapter 19 (25% in)
  • Then he bowed his head and when he raised it he wasn't eighteen-year-old Erik Night, vampyre fledgling, fifth former at the House of Night, anymore.
    Chapter 19 (52% in)
  • The table symbolized the richness of the blessings Nyx has given her children, vampyres and fledglings.
    Chapter 20 (5% in)
  • Fledglings were already starting to come into the rec hall, but they were being pretty subdued and hanging out in the corners of the large room in clusters while they watched the Twins and Stevie Rae light the white candles that would form the circumference of the circle.
    Chapter 20 (7% in)
  • Aphrodite had been leader for the past two years, and in that time the group had become a cliquish, snobby club where fledglings who weren't part of the "in" crowd were used and made fun of.
    Chapter 20 (9% in)
  • He glanced nervously around at what was now a large crowd of fledglings watching him expectantly.
    Chapter 20 (61% in)
  • It is only right that Nyx, in her wisdom, has thought to gift you, a fledgling who has such unusual powers, with a group of friends who are also blessed with impressive powers of their own.
    Chapter 20 (73% in)
  • I prophesy that this group of fledglings will make history.
    Chapter 20 (73% in)
  • She will form a Prefect Council, made up of seven fledglings, of which she will be Head Prefect.
    Chapter 20 (81% in)
  • There will be one more Prefect chosen from Aphrodite's old Inner Circle to represent my wish for unity among the fledglings:' Her wish?
    Chapter 20 (82% in)
  • I have also decided that it would behoove our fledglings to become more involved with the surrounding community.
    Chapter 20 (87% in)
  • This is Zoey's ritual, and I am simply here to show my heartfelt support for my talented fledgling:' She gave me a kind smile, which I made myself return.
    Chapter 20 (91% in)
  • I remembered that you told me you wanted each of the members of the Prefect Council to have an imprint of his or her handprints made so that the fledgling's handprint will be preserved forever.
    Chapter 20 (96% in)
  • Then, to the cheers of the fledglings, she rose and made a skirt-flowing, magnificent exit.
    Chapter 20 (99% in)
  • The fledglings in the circle murmured in awe, and I sent a grateful, silent prayer to Nyx, thanking her for allowing my power over the elements to manifest so clearly.
    Chapter 21 (83% in)
  • Choosing my words carefully, I said, "From here on the Dark Daughters and Sons will be a group filled with integrity and purpose, and I believe the fledglings Nyx chose to gift with elemental affinities represent the ideals of our new group well."
    Chapter 21 (88% in)
  • What I promise you is that I sincerely want what is best for the Dark Daughters and Sons, and for all of the fledglings at the House of Night.
    Chapter 21 (98% in)
  • My four friends agreed loudly, and I was pleased (and more than a little surprised) to hear several other fledglings chime in with them.
    Chapter 21 (**% in)
  • But I want you to know that there will be new fledglings joining us, and they won't be judged on the way they look or who their best friends are.
    Chapter 22 (2% in)
  • As I worked my way around the circle offering the wine to each fledgling, I recited a Full Moon Ritual prayer I'd found in the old Mystical Rites of the Crystal Moon by Fiona, the Vampyre Poet Laureate of the early 1800s.
    Chapter 22 (8% in)
  • Guess no one minded that tonight's wine was absent the blood of a bullied fledgling.
    Chapter 22 (13% in)
  • I refused to think about how much I would have loved the taste of fledgling blood mixed with the wine.
    Chapter 22 (14% in)
  • The fledglings echoed, "Merry meet and merry part and merry meet again!"
    Chapter 22 (17% in)
  • And I ask that earth be with this very special fledgling, Stevie Rae Johnson, who has been so newly gifted with an affinity for the element.
    Chapter 22 (69% in)
  • I liked the way it smelled, and tried to think of it and not the hushed fledglings we were passing and how as we approached each of them, whether they were alone or in groups, the kids moved off the sidewalk, bowed their heads, and silently crossed their right fists over their hearts.
    Chapter 23 (52% in)
  • Grandma, I am the most powerful fledgling in the history of vampyres.
    Chapter 24 (43% in)
  • After a while I said, "I didn't think it could happen to a fledgling who had been given an affinity by Nyx.
    Chapter 24 (95% in)
  • After the last two times fledglings died I saw their ghosts or spirits or undead walking bodies or whatever here.
    Chapter 25 (6% in)
  • Fledglings were doing typical kid stuff—building snowmen and having snow fights.
    Chapter 25 (32% in)
  • You're her. fledgling.
    Chapter 26 (17% in)
  • No. His truck was found not far from the school wall, but the snow is falling so fast that any tracks he might have made have been completely covered:' "Well, I should think that instead of wasting your time questioning my fledgling, the police would be spending time searching the gutters for the teenager," Neferet said in an offhand tone that made me want to scream.
    Chapter 26 (59% in)
  • I do know they weren't fledglings or vampyres.
    Chapter 26 (72% in)
  • That shouldn't have bothered me, what with my excellent fledgling night vision, but it did.
    Chapter 28 (55% in)
  • The grate lifted as easily as the outside "barrier" had opened, telling me (again) that I wasn't the only person/fledgling/human/ creature who had come this way recently.
    Chapter 28 (70% in)
  • Okay, I probably should explain that vampyres are stronger and faster than humans, and even though I'm still just a fledgling, I'm a very weird fledgling.
    Chapter 28 (82% in)
  • Okay, I probably should explain that vampyres are stronger and faster than humans, and even though I'm still just a fledgling, I'm a very weird fledgling.
    Chapter 28 (82% in)
  • It'sss just a fledgling," hissed one of them.
    Chapter 28 (93% in)
  • How do you know me, fledgling?
    Chapter 29 (25% in)
  • What I wanted to do was to get Heath out of there, and then find Stevie Rae and have her explain to me how fledglings who were supposed to have died could be walking around with bad attitudes, glowing eyes, and smelling like mold and dust.
    Chapter 29 (63% in)
  • No, I'm a fledgling who is leader of the Dark Daughters and a High Priestess in training.
    Chapter 32 (16% in)
  • So close that only I heard her whisper into my ear, "If you speak against me I will make sure no human or fledgling or vampyre will believe you."
    Chapter 32 (53% in)
  • "Good night, Neferet," I said and this time I hugged her, and as I pulled her close to me I whispered, "Humans and fledglings and vampyres don't need to believe me about you because Nyx does.
    Chapter 32 (86% in)

There are no more uses of "fledgling" in Betrayed: A House of Night Novel.

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