Phoebe Taylor was an employee at Sotheby's auction house, and is Marcus Whitmore's beloved. She is approximately 23 years old, petite, diplomatic, proper, polite, resolute and gentle. She is knowledgeable about art and art history. Her human father had been in the queen's diplomatic service, and her mother taught her that knowing about people's backgrounds helped one at formal social occasions. She is planning to become a vampire and to marry Marcus.