| Goddess (By herself)
Dead Fish (Rarely)
|Moss green, black|
| Former High Priestess of Tulsa House of Night |
Former Vampyre Sociology professor at Tulsa House of Night
Former Spells and Rituals professor at Tower Grove House of Night
Queen Tsi Sgili
|Taken by the White Bull|
| Alice Wheiler † (mother),|
Barrett H. Wheiler Sr. † (father),
Barrett H. Wheiler Jr. † (brother)
|Chloe †, Claire †, Skylar (previously)|
|Zoey Redbird, Kalona, Nyx|
| Plotting world domination |
War with humans
|Healing, Special bond with cats, Intuition|
|Chicago House of Night, Tower Grove House of Night|
| She is Queen Tsi Sgili (exposed),|
She stopped following Nyx's path (exposed),
She was abused by her father when she was 16 (exposed)
| Immortal |
Entombed in the Grotto at Woodward Park
Neferet is the former High Priestess at the Tulsa House of Night. She is mentor to Zoey Redbird when she first comes to the House of Night.
Her purpose, appearance, and attitude change over the course of the series from powerful High Priestess, with stunning beauty, and a major source for Light to a powerful, immortal woman with the ability to kill with the mind, chilling beauty, and a horrible, sinister affection towards the Darkness and the white bull.
Before she was Marked, she was Emily Wheiler. She was born in December of 1877 to Alice Wheiler and Barrett H. Wheiler Sr. in Chicago, Illinois. Her mother passed away when she was very young and teenage Emily was to take on the responsibilities of Lady of the Wheiler Home. As the days go on, her father drinks more wine and looks at her more often--in a way a father shouldn't. On the night Arthur Simpton asks for Emily's hand in marriage, her father rapes her, tearing away her innocence. That night, Emily is Marked, brought away from her father to the Chicago House of Night. A week later, after her body has healed, she sets out to see her father. When she awakens him, she kills him with a strand of her mother's re-strung pearls. She changes her name to Neferet. The Chicago Council sent her away to the southwest to scout a location for a future House of Night. She buried her journal there.
The Chicago School Council decided decided it was unsafe for her to return there, so she transferred to the Tower Grove House of Night. There she discovered her affinity for cats and intuition. Her council was valued because of her connection to the felines and her ability to touch other people's minds. She spent a lot of time with High Priestess Pandeia and use her intuition for answers. Other vampyres and fledglings came to her as well for her counsel and answers. She began to feel resentful of everyone coming to her for answers. While in the gardens, Chloe was attacked and killed by a bobcat. Nyx came to her and granted her the affinity to heal. She then completed the Change.
After she completed the Change, she became High Priestess. During the Summer Games, she first met Alexander. He became Sword Master and defeated all the other opponents. As the youngest High Priestess of the House, she placed the wreath on his head and bestowed the ceremonial kiss on his lips. She would've discarded him like all her other lovers if not the kitten he gave her. Alexander had begun to bore her and she ignored him. Early in the year 1900, she was invited to the Gathering at San Clemente Island and was the youngest High Priestess to be invited. She adamantly refused for Alexander to go with her, but did allow him to drive her carriage to the steamboat. On their way there, they were attacked by thieves and Alexander defeated them all. She then had sexual intercourse with him in the carriage. Afterwards, Alexander pledged to be her Warrior and she accepted, which took a day for her to regret. She used her empathic powers to suppress the bond between Warrior and High Priestess.
On San Clemente Island, she saw Artus, the High Council's Sword Master, and attempted to seduce him. She finally managed to seduce him, but Alexander burst into the room and caught them. She used her empathic abilities to show him what she really thought of him. When Alexander was found dead, she pretended to be heartbroken. When he went to Artus's chamber, he rejected her and she found out he was disgusted by her. She blackmailed him and threatened to tell the High Council about his desire for punishment. On the return voyage, she fell into despair believing she would never mind a male to be her equal. She then first began to hear Kalona's whisperings.
She used the loss of her Warrior as an excuse to travel. They called her an ambassador of Nyx, whose visits blessed each House of Night in a special way. She used her intuition to know which High Priestess wanted, needed, to be flattered, challenged, threatened, praised, adored and ignored and gave them what they wanted: information, a healing touch, insight, excitement and etc. She learned how to make people see in her what each of them most trusted, respected and, ultimately, worshipped. In 1927, the wealthy human couple, Waite and Genevieve Philips, had a grand gala celebrating the completion of the Philbrook Mansion and invited vampyre High Priestesses. Neferet was one of the High Priestesses to attend the grand gala. She didn't care about the mansion, the couple, or the human socialites, she did care about the city and its power.
As a human, Emily Wheiler's beauty is portrayed as innocent, frail, and kind. Her eyes are the color of emeralds, which change as she begins her Change into a vampyre.
As a vampyre, Neferet is extremely beautiful, even more so than most vampyres. She is described as a very tall, curvy woman with long auburn hair that falls in heavy waves past her shoulders, a heart shaped face and almond-shaped moss green eyes. One of her other abilities is to manipulate men by her sexual desires. Her goddess given tattoo is a pattern of swirls resembling frothy ocean waves, as described in the House of Night Series and shown on the cover of the novella, Neferet's Curse.
At the first sight of her, Neferet appears to be, quite frankly, a saint. Neferet is very beautiful, very confident and is looked up to by everyone at the Tulsa House of Night. Zoey Redbird sees Neferet as a mother figure early in the books. She is very charismatic, often having an "awe enspiring" effect on people. However, behind her mask of kindness and perfection, Neferet is, in reality, a cold, evil, and calculating person. She is very careful to be secretive and to hide her true emotions. She has a deep hatred of humans that is probably a result of the abuse she suffered as a child. Neferet also seems to lose her temper many times as the books go on. She tries to control and manipulate people, especially Kalona and Darkness.
- Further and hurry along the process of healing a wound/laceration/break
- Take pain away from the injury
- Help deal with the pain when a fledgling rejects the Change
- Communication with cats
- Ability to know what they are thinking
- Knows where a cat is at any given moment even if he or she is not with her
- Can read people's minds
- Pick up on thoughts and ideas a person is having
- Know if a person has done something wrong or harmful
- Know if someone is lying or telling the truth
- She became Queen Tsi Sgili
- Can kill with her mind
- Is a powerful telepath
- May have some psychokinetic (or telekinetic) capabilities
- Energy absorption (ability to absorb a person's life energy at the moment of their death)
- Darkness gifted her a vessel to do her bidding if she provided a sacrifice connected to the earth
- The sacrifice was mother of Zoey Redbird, Linda Heffer
- If she provides Darkness with a valid sacrifice, then the Darkness will do her bidding
Neferet has had many relationships with various male characters. (In order based on chronology).
- Professor Loren Blake
- Kronos wasn't really a lover, he more just serviced Neferet while Kalona's spirit was in the Otherworld.
- Darkness, The White Bull
- Neferet took the white bull as her Consort in Awakened.
Neferet is the first vampyre Zoey Redbird meets when she wakes up in the infirmary at the Tulsa House of Night. Neferet is intrigued by her filled in Mark and decides to be her mentor. Through out the first book of the series, she is extremely helpful to Zoey and even allows her miss class to make a call to her grandmother, Sylvia Redbird. At the end of the book, when Zoey saves her ex-boyfriend Heath Luck and boyfriend Erik Night from the spirits Aphrodite LaFont conjured, Neferet takes the leadership of The Dark Daughters and Sons from Aphrodite LaFont and gives it to Zoey Redbird after she gains her first unique vampyre tattoos.
Neferet is revealed to have caused Stevie Rae and the others to become undead fledglings as revealed by Stevie Rae when Zoey came to rescue Heath from them. Zoey then lets Neferet know that she intends to stop her at all costs.
Neferet twists everything around so that Zoey is to blame for all the bad things that happened to Shekinah, High Priestess of all vampyres. Neferet uses her Queen Tsi Sgili power to kill Shekinah during Zoey's purification ritual.
Neferet appears when Zoey and the gang arrive at the House of Night and Kalona makes Neferet heal Zoey from the Raven Mocker attack. Kalona and Neferet are having a conservation when Zoey wakes up and she overhears that they are planning to kill her if she doesn't join their side and how they want to bring the old ways back. Both Darius and Zoey realize and comment about how Neferet's powers have grown. She arrives at the Benedictine Abbey in the Black Hummer with Kalona after Zoey and the gang escape the House of Night and tries to convince the gang to join her side, but fails. Zoey, Sylvia, Stevie Rae, Aphrodite, and Sister Mary Angela banish Kalona and Neferet.
Neferet accidently sets the stables on fire when she is trying to regain control of Aurox.
This Novella was written to tell the story of her before and after being marked.
People/Animals She Has KilledEdit
- Barrett H. Wheiler Sr. (Neferet's Curse)
- Professor Patricia Nolan (Chosen)
- Professor Loren Blake (Chosen)
- Shekinah (Untamed)
- Jack Twist (Awakened)
- Linda Heffer (Awakened)
- Shadowfax (Hidden)
- Erin Bates (Revealed) (Indirectly: When Neferet passed through her, she caused a serious amount of trauma that forced Erin's body to reject the change, killing her.)
- Charles LaFont (Revealed)
- A fox
- Mrs. Peterson (Revealed)
- Dr. Andrew Mullins (Revealed)
- Councilman Meyers (Revealed)
- Mrs. Meyers (Revealed)
- Karen Keith (Revealed)
- An entire church hall (Revealed)
- The entire population of the Mayo (Redeemed) (She gradually slaughtered them over the course of the novel)
- Kalona (Redeemed)
- Unknown number of police officers (Redeemed)