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.
Aalwijn and Gaylene Finkler make their first appearances in Book 2: The Dark and Forbidding Land, though both are mentioned in the previous volume: Aalwijn as the son of Mrs. Finkler, the breadmaker, and Gaylene as the sister of Graham Dokkins. Both make appearances in Book 2 and Book 3: The Drache Girl. At the end of the latter book, we see the two of them getting together as a result of the lizzie attack on the town.
By Book 4: The Young Sorceress, they are married with children and Gaylene has another on the way by Book 5: The Two Dragons. Aalwijn is a successful restauranteur in Port Dechantagne and Gaylene is his proud wife. Senta and Gaylene are forever connected and split apart by the death of Graham.
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.