From the end of chapter 11. Maeve is a newborn vampire. William is a 222 year old vampire. Both are on the “good” side, meaning they kill only to feed. And Maeve doesn’t even want to do that. Danielle is a vampire hunter. The three characters are in the mansion Danielle’s inherited from her parents.
“There was another vampire in the forest, Fabienne, and she—”
“Fabienne?” William said. “Oh shit.”
“What?” Danielle said. “Don’t just say ‘Oh shit.’ Give me details.”
“Well, first: did she have black hair and blue eyes?” Maeve nodded. “Yup, that’s Fabienne.”
“Well?” Danielle said.
“Right. Um, Fabienne is half a millennium old and nobody knows much about her. She could be good or evil. Only older vampires than me would know, or people who are in her colony, if she is in one.”
“First, how come you’ve never told us what a group of vampires is called?” Danielle crossed her arms.
“I dunno. It’s not important information, is it?”
Danielle rolled her eyes. “Second, why don’t you know more about Fabienne? If she’s that old…”
William shrugged. “I guess she’s kept out of the limelight all these… centuries. When a vampire wants to keep a low profile, they can. It’s not that hard.”
Danielle sighed. “Okay. Third, what side do you think she’s on?”
“The evil side,” Maeve said.
“How do you know?” they asked her at the same time.
“After I bumped into her, she sort of became my mentor, but I could tell she was… cruel. Her smiles were fake; she was only pretending to care so I’d trust her.”
“Right, well this is good to know, right?” William said.
“Kinda, I guess. If she ever comes looking for you, we’ll know what to expect. At the same time, it means we’ve got yet another pissed off vampire.”
Maeve frowned. “Another?”
“William, here,” Danielle said, “killed Petrick. He was part of a fairly important colony. We’re more or less in deep shit.”