The Price of Magic is just a couple of weeks away, so it’s time to start looking at the many characters in the book. Most have appeared in previous books. I’m not going to tell you what happens to them in The Price of Magic, but if you haven’t read the earlier Senta books, Spoiler Alert.
Bernice is Senta’s cousin, the oldest of the bunch. We see her briefly in Book 0: Brechalon, and Book 1: The Voyage of the Minotaur, where we learn that she is marrying Tait Vishmornan, after Granny’s death. He was a supervisor at the shirtwaist factory where she worked, and they adopted Ernst and Didrika, two other cousins, but had no room apparently for Senta.
In Book 6: The Sorceress and her Lovers, we learn second hand that the couple and their children have relocated to Birmisia, but we don’t actually see them. But in The Price of Magic, we at last see Bertice again, and her husband for the first time.