We continue to look at the many characters appearing in The Price of Magic. I won’t tell you what happens to them in the book, but if you haven’t read the earlier books in the series– watch out. Spoiler Alert.
I originally created Shemar and Dutty as some of the background characters for The Two Dragons. I had written in the outline that they married, and that later Dutty became a close friend of Senta.
Since I actually wrote Book 4: The Young Sorceress after I had written book 5, when I needed a character to serve as a bodyguard for Senta in the wilderness, I used Shemar.
Then in Book 6: The Sorceress and her Lovers, we actually get to see Senta and Dutty interacting as friends, which was really fun to watch.
Shemar is a handsome young man and could probably have had any young lady in Port Dechantagne. Dutty is pretty enough, but suffers in comparison to some of the other girls, like her best friend Gabriella Drake nee Bassett.
New powers are rising in Birmisia. Far to the south, the strange lizardmen of Xiatooq are making themselves known. Closer to home, the new lizzie city Yessonarah finds itself rich in gold—gold the humans covet. As tensions rise, many in Port Dechantagne seem eager to teach the lizzies a lesson in humility. Fourteen year old Iolana Staff finds herself in the center of it all, as she is pulled between her conscience and the conventions of society. Unconcerned with the conflict between human and lizzie, sorceress Senta Bly prepares for her own war, unaware that events will pull her into a life and death confrontation with an old enemy.
The Price of Magic is the latest in a series that chronicles a world of steam power and rifles, where magic has not yet been forgotten. A new colony in a distant lost world has grown from a tiny outpost to a center of civilization in a vast wilderness. The Price of Magic continues a story of adventure and magic, religion and prejudice, steam engines and dinosaurs, angels and lizardmen, machine guns and wizards, sorceresses, bustles and corsets, steam-powered computers, hot air balloons, and dragons.
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