Amelie, a vampire, is the founder of Morganville. Her vampire and blood line father is Bishop even though she hates him. She is also Claire's Patron. She is also the lover of Michael Glass's grandfather Sam Glass. She is described to be very short and lean woman with silvery blond hair and has an icy personality. Claire nicknames her "ice queen". As with all vampires, she looks very young but is almost over 1500 years of age. She becomes depressed after Sam's death. She is considered to be the high queen of Morganville. Amelie has shown throughout the series a connection to Claire; she seems to see her as a daughter. She is willing to do things Claire's way and shows she feels a growing sense of affection for Claire, though she seldom shows it. She was willing to destroy Claire and Shane after they knew about a secret in Last Breath, before changing her mind to only destroying Shane - controlling Myrnin to do so. She soon realises that this is a terrible decision, and stops the process - but it is shown that she would do anything to protect Morganville.