Thursday, 27 October 2016
Falkayn's Age III
David Falkayn appears in:
"The Three-Cornered Wheel"
"A Sun Invisible"
Trader Team stories
"The Trouble Twisters"
"Day of Burning"
Van Rijn and Trader Team stories
In "The Three-Cornered Wheel," Falkayn is a seventeen year old apprentice to Martin Schuster of the Polesotechnic League. (The Van Rijn Method, p. 204)
In "A Sun Invisible," Falkayn is a twenty year old factor for van Rijn's Solar Spice & Liquors Company. (p. 270)
I will have to check "The Trouble Twisters."
Having recently reread both "Day of Burning" and Satan's World, I do not think that either text tells us anything about Falkayn's age but will gladly publish any corrections.
In the first part of "Lodestar," Falkayn is thirty three (David Falkayn: Star Trader, p, 637). Therefore, he must be forty three in the second part, ten years later.
However, later again, in Mirkheim, Prologue Y minus 9, he is forty one. (Rise Of The Terran Empire, p. 14).