Phèdre begins her apprenticeship with Delaunay. She studies Caerdicci till it becomes her second language, Cruithne, a language she finds pointless, and Skaldic. She studies history and politics and begins to understand the world outside of the Night Court. She is jealous of Alcuin’s abilities but she loves him as well. She and Alcuin both attend Delaunay’s dinner parties, learning about his varied guests and allowing the guests to learn of them with desire and anticipation.
She is three-and-a-half years in his household before Delaunay introduces her to Melisande Shahrizai. While Melisande is curious, Phèdre is instantly attracted to the lady, one of Kushiel’s scions. Phèdre trembles in the other woman’s presence, recognizing her to be far crueler than anyone in Mandrake House. This begins the long history between the two women.
Phèdre nó Delaunay
Alcuin nó Delaunay
- City of Elua
- Delaunay's Town House