She was the vampire who never should have been, her very existence an abomination among the creatures of the night. A predator's lust imprisoned in the body of a child. she moves through the shadows of a world forever beyond her reach. Orphan, daughter, victim and monster...
In 1794, A vampire named Louis finds a little girl whom he estimates to be barely five-years-old, grieving over her dead mother's plague-stricken body. Half starved from feeding only on the blood of rats for the past four years, he drinks from her in a frenzy. He is discovered by Lestat who doesn't hesitate to mock him for his hypocrisy. In his shame, Louis runs off, leaving the girl for dead as Lestat danced madly with her mother's corpse. Concerned citizens brought the girl to a make-shift hospital for orphans of plague victims. Infected with the plague and weak from Louis' feeding, she became delirious. Lestat, posing as her father, took her from the hospital.
Upon his return to Rue Royale, Louis is horrified to find Lestat had brought the girl to their home and despite his objections, Lestat makes the dying young girl into a vampire, naming her Claudia. Being incredibly young when made into an immortal vampire, Claudia remembers very little of her previous life as a mortal girl.