Neferet fights to keep herself under control because she wants to use darkness to kill Zoey. She easily manipulates the others into thinking Nxy has blessed them and the group that left chose another path, darkness. Lenobia questions Neferet but she tells them to go pray and rest. Neferet then takes to the sky, certain that she knows where Kalona will be waiting for her.
Neferet feels a coldness and ends up at a cemetery where she sees the white bull. The white bull questions her actions regarding Kalona and he offers her a gift for touching him willingly. The bull tells her she must sacrifice a human woman with ties to the earth before she can receive her gift. Neferet knows who she will choose and climbs on the bull’s back.
We are then in Linda’s (Zoey’s mother) point of view. She realizes that her husband came between she and Zoey and she’s trying to find Grandma Redbird who isn’t at home. Neferet
1. Who did you think Neferet would choose as her sacrifice?
2. Were you surprised with the choice Nyx gave Heath?
3. What do you think will happen next?
You are truly a magnificent, heartless creature. The bull’s tongue snaked out. He licked Neferet’s naked flesh, causing her to gasp in exquisite pain as her body trembled with excitement. It has been more than a century since I have had such a willing follower. The idea seems suddenly appealing. (The bull speaking to Neferet.)