The Price of Magic – Hsrandtuss

The Price of Magic - NewWe continue to look at the long list of characters who appear in The Price of Magic. Most have appeared in previous books in the series. 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.


We’ve mentioned many of the human characters in previous weeks, but there are quite a few lizzie characters as well.  One of them played a quite prominent role in yesterday’s excerpt.  The lizzies  are the native lizardman race of Birmisia, and they have had mixed relations with the humans, to put it mildly.  Hsrandtuss is a major character and an important one.  He is king of the llizzie city of Yessonarah.  In Book 4: The Young Sorceress, Hsradtuss first appears when Senta and Bessemer visit his village of Hiisierra.  Hsrandtuss realizes that hitching his future to the new dragon god, might prove a big advantage.  In Book 6: The Sorceress and her Lovers, he shows up to do just that, and is encouraged to found the city of Yessonarah.

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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