Friday, 28 October 2016

Since Ivanhoe

Nicholas van Rijn looks down on the Sunda Strait, presumably from his office in Djakarta. We learn that David Falkayn's teen-age exploits on Ivanhoe not only got him quick promotion to journeyman but also brought him to van Rijn's attention. Thus, more was happening behind and between the scenes than we realized.

Three years after Ivanhoe, Falkayn, van Rijn and Dalmady were all having extrasolar adventures in overlapping stories and we subsequently learn that at that time van Rijn had begun to follow Falkayn's career. We still do not know how far Falkayn will progress, becoming van Rijn's grandson-in-law, running Solar Spice & Liquors in van Rijn's absence and founding the colony on Avalon.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

And it's reasonable to think Falkayn REALLY caught van Rijn's attention and interest after the former successfully handled the problem seen in "A Sun Invisible." Old Nick, "Ja, this one I want to keep a beady eye on."