Alexandra is Nimrod's wife and the aunt of John and Philippa. She also had the rare gift of prophecy and was described as an astonishingly beautiful woman wearing a golden silk sari, and a variety of Indian bridal jewelry including a tiara, a necklace, and a nose ring. She is tall, and very black with a proud and haughty expression. Axel also thought of her as the most beautiful woman he had seen, which disappointed Philippa. Alexandra used to be an eremite but gave up several years prior to the beginning of the series.