The White City, 1893:Â In turn-of-the-century Chicago, with the Worldâ€™s Fair bringing bustle and excitement to her home city, sixteen-year-oldÂ Emily WheilerÂ should be reveling in her youthful beauty and the excitement around her. But her whole life changedÂ when herÂ mother died, leavingÂ her to be the Lady of Wheiler House. Her father, a powerful bank president,Â is at the center of an important social hub for the booming young city, and he needs Emily to do everything her mother would haveÂ â€“ to be a good hostess andÂ make sure the mansion runsÂ smoothly.As Emily uneasily tries to replace her mother, she also longs for moreâ€¦ for loveÂ and a life of her own. When a handsome young man notices her at one of her fatherâ€™s parties, it seems that her hopes may finally be coming true. Until her father forbids her to see him â€“ or any other man â€“ and starts revealing a darkly violent side that even he canâ€™t understand.At last, afraid for her life and with nowhere to turn, Emily is Marked by a vampyre and brought to the Chicago House of Night, where she begins a magickal new life that should allow the wounds from her pastÂ to heal. But as she gains strength, and a powerful new name, she carries a dark need to wreak vengeance on the man she trusted most.From victim to High Priestess, beautiful young woman to powerful seductress, Neferet's journey begins in NEFERET'S CURSE...