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.
We first meet Peter as Peter Sallow, a young boy apprentice to the Great Wizard Bassington, delivering a message to Senta on behalf of his master in Book 4: The Young Sorceress.
In The Sorceress and her Lovers, Senta finds Peter apprenticing to another wizard in Brech City. She helps him confirm that he is the son of Wizard Bassington, and accidentally confirms that she and Peter are half siblings as well. Peter takes his father’s last name and comes to live with Senta in Birmisia.
Peter is one of the main characters in The Price of Magic, along with Iolana Staff, Kieran Baxter, the lizzie priestess Tokkenoht, and Senta herself. What price will he have to pay for his magic?
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.