Marthe is the housekeeper at Sept-Tours. She has gnarled hands, a husky voice, loves to sing, and enjoys love songs and reading murder mysteries. She also greatly enjoys cooking and making her own blends of tea, despite being a vampire.
Background[edit | edit source]
Marthe is introduced in A Discovery of Witches as Ysabeau de Clermont's housekeeper. She prefers to speak in Occitan, the old French tongue when around vampire company. Unlike Ysabeau, Marthe immediately warms to Diana and insists on feeding her and helping heal her with home remedies. Diana notes she is the oldest looking vampire she has ever seen. Marthe sired Philippe's squire, Alain Le Merle, as Philippe could not do without him in peacetime or war.
History[edit | edit source]
A Discovery of Witches[edit | edit source]
Shadow of Night[edit | edit source]
The Book of Life[edit | edit source]
It is revealed that Marthe was already a vampire when Ysabeau was sired, and helped Ysabeau to recover from the torture she had suffered at her maker's hands.
TV Series[edit | edit source]
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Episode 4 (Season 1)
- Episode 5 (Season 1)
- Episode 6 (Season 1)
- Episode 7 (Season 1)
- Episode 8 (Season 1)