Today we look at the last entry in the long list of characters who appear in The Price of Magic. It is the last one I’m going to detail. Believe it or not, there are characters I decided to skip. Today we are detailing Radley Staff, and I’m not going to tell you what happens to him in The Price of Magic, but if you haven’t read the earlier Senta books, Spoiler Alert.
Staff first appears in Book 1: The Voyage of the Minotaur, where he is a lieutenant in the Royal Navy. He falls in love with Iolanthe and the two have a mutual romantic connection that results in the conception of Iolana. In Book 3: The Drache Girl, he leaves the navy and moves to Birmisia, where he finds Iolanthe married to someone else.
Staff plays a vital role in the politics and culture of the colony, and plays a particularly large part in the story of Book 5: The Two Dragons.
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.