Paul Kater was born in the Netherlands in 1960. He quickly developed a feel for languages but did not pursue a career in those as his native language, Dutch, did not offer many options in that time.
Since 2003 he's been writing seriously, first posting his scribblings to an amateur writers mailinglist, and then publishing shorter and longer stories on the internet. Paul currently lives in Cuijk (the Netherlands), with his two cats, his books and the many characters he's developed in the past years, who claim he is a figment of their imagination.
Paul mainly writes Fantasy and Science Fiction/Steampunk but also tries his luck in other genres.
Visit the author at http://www.paulkater.com
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Published: April 13, 2018.
Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Wat doe jij als in de bibliotheek iemand vraagt: "Help je mij om monsters te bestrijden?"
Het groepje mensen dat dit overkomt stapt een avontuur in waar ze niet eens van durven te dromen.
Monsters en andere vreemde wezens, gevaar en ontvoering; de strijd tegen het onheil uit de Schaduwwereld vraagt heel wat van de groep.
Zou jij er klaar voor zijn? Zou jij dat avontuur aangaan?
There was a ghost that left damage. Lots of it.
Hilda and William of course lend a hand to fix things up and meet someone who will have a great impact on the citizens of Sunrise. Who is this person? Where is she from?
You'll also meet Rapunzel, discover architectural surprises in two magical sisters, and face the problem of of addressing the Squeamish once again.
In dit vervolg op "Gezocht: held" ontmoeten we Sabas en zijn buitenaardse bruid Reny die op zoek zijn naar een eigen woning. Als ze een uitnodiging krijgen om de Souverein en zijn familie weer eens te bezoeken zijn ze meteen enthousiast. Er wachten heel wat avonturen op het tweetal...
A concert and meeting someone who works in a library are the starting points for an adventure into an area on Nilib-6 that Sabas has never heard of. Remarkable encounters and unexpected discoveries are the fast paced elements of this new trip for the two.
Will they ever get home? Why do they go up in the air? You can find the answer to these and more questions in "Wanted: adventurer".
They play a big role in this new book in the Hilda (and William) series. We'll find out what can happen with a certain book, we'll learn a surprise fact about King Walt and Queen Velma, and many characters you already know return to the party.
Enjoy reading the Book Of Dragons. It's going to be quite the journey!
An odd book is the start of a new series of adventures for our magical heroes. A book acquired by William who can't keep his hands away from books.
Are you ready to meet Baba Yaga and Shevaughn again? Are you prepared to swim up one of the strangest rivers you've never seen?
If you've said 'yes' to at least one of those questions, you're ready to step into the world of Witches' Myths...
It's amazing how the encounter with a big, stubborn dragon can bring about new adventures. Dragging a big, stubborn dragon around makes William and Hilda run into pirates, but unsurprisingly that encounter happens in the weirdest of places. Our magical couple will of course try to put everything in place again. However... odd magic, a dangerous witch and a particular queen don't make that easy.
Cuijk, een plaatsje in Noord-Brabant. Na een blikseminslag bij de beroemde Exporum Stier zijn daar onverklaarbare dingen te zien... maar niet voor iedereen! Fleur, haar broer Bram en zelfs hun ouders maken dan iets mee waarvan ze niet hadden durven dromen.
Rond de stier gebeuren opeens dingen die de aanleiding zijn voor ontmoetingen met het verleden.
An invitation for King Walt to attend a festival in the queendom of Flamburgia is the start of a chain of events. Queen Velma shows a new side of herself, and Hilda and friends end up in a very strange world where nothing is normal. They didn't mean to go there, but when a Wytches Roone is involved there is no telling what will happen, nor where you'll go. But how do you get home?
Dit is het verhaal van de Mimosa, een zwart zeilschip (met rode zeilen) dat door de ruimte vaart, en overal daar opduikt waar nog nooit eerder een door de ruimte varend, zwart zeilschip is opgedoken. Ongeacht de kleur van de zeilen.
Dit is je kans om aan te monsteren op de Mimosa. Ontdek waar het vandaan komt en waar het werd gestolen!
Published: September 26, 2015.
Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Francis Butler is a writer. She wants to write something special (who doesn't?) and despite the support of her husband Marcus she keeps running into plot problems. Here comes Frankie, her cat. Together with him Francis goes out to discover where her story needs some support. During these outings she gets in touch with very fascinating and sometimes bizarre creatures...
We all know the many adventures our beloved witch has survived so far. Some alone, some with Babs and quite a few with William and the cats. But what do we know of Hilda's younger years? Before she was born? And more importantly: after she was born?
The answer to those questions are awaiting your reader's eyes. Discover the origins of 'shiny' and 'crappedy crap' and many other things!
Mortimer Fitzroy is a soul guide. Soul guides go to earth to pick up the souls of deceased people. When he's sent down to collect the souls of a few people who are about to die there is a lot more waiting for him than just a routine pick-up. His customers are not the easiest ones to deal with and finding a good place for them in the afterlife also proves a challenge.
From the distant land of Nihon a visitor comes by Hilda's and Wiliam's door. An almost similar one visits someone else in Fairy land. This is bound to become the start of a new adventure for the wicked witch and her wizardly companion. A journey brings them to ice, monsters and people with axes and swords. After Raggedsock your life will not be the same any more!
When Sebastian Fowler sees a strange light in his cellar he has no idea what's in store for him.
A weird journey to another planet and an unknown race whose planet is occupied by an even stranger race is only the beginning of an incredible adventure. Sebastian's wildest dreams are no match for what's waiting for him.
Hilda komt Sneeuwwitje te hulp als de prinses dreigt te worden vermoord door haar stiefmoeder, de koningin. Onze heks ziet meteen haar kans schoon om wraak te nemen op de koningin vanwege een incident dat ze niet vergeten is. Zal het de brutale heks lukken om haar plan uit te voeren ondanks alle hindernissen die op haar pad komen?
Let op: dit is geen boek voor jonge kinderen! (Het is Hilda.)
Lester Jones isn't your usual detective. He's a Pagan and sometimes resorts to less common ways to solve his assignments. Lester also isn't a famous, well-known detective, which is reflected by his lack of clientèle and his financial state. Until one day a client asks him to locate a missing person.
This is the beginning of a hunt for a lady and the answer to the question "Who killed the clown?"
When Baba Yaga pays a visit to her family in the faraway country that they moved back to, she finds that something is wrong. An arrow with a partly distorted message is enough to call her magical friends into action, complete with brooms and cats.
Hilda de brutale heks komt door een vreemde samenloop van omstandigheden in onze wereld terecht, een wereld die zij niet begrijpt maar die haar ook niet begrijpt.
Het wordt een hele strijd voor de heks om de weg terug naar huis te vinden, met heel wat kolderieke situaties.
Let op, door taalgebruik mogelijk niet geschikt voor jonge kinderen.
Ron Brooks is a painter from a small town in Virginia. When he's contacted by a large art corporation in Manhattan, his life makes a big turn into what promises to be a fantastic direction. Even an exhibition lies in his future. While he works on making a living and a name for himself, strange things happen in his personal life as well. what happens when you look into Clara's eyes?
Will life ever slow down for Hilda and William?
As soon as things seem to become normal there's a visitor knocking on their door. A visitor with a call for help, but as blood is thicker than water, our magical couple can't say no of course. Baba Yaga joins in on the fun as well, but when her past catches up with her, there are some tense and smelly moments!
Lily Marin is a singer. But not just a singer. She carries a dark secret with her, because her alter ego is the Masked Woman, a person feared by thieves and burglars.
Lily sees herself as a freak because of her strange powers, despite the fact she can put them to good use - until a band of villains comes to town with a dangerous and deadly contraption.
When Paul Eric Carmichael, an older British astrophysicist, meets Sandy, a young girl from the United States, his life goes overboard in more than one way. As he tries to make sense of it all, he learns things about aliens and their mysterious devices. In his work he faces challenges as well, because what are those strange flying objects that seem to be heading towards our solar system?
As usual Hilda and William run into adventures, and this time into severe problems as well. They will find out what it takes to go against a witch we know, in a very extreme way! What would you do with 150 horses?
This is the story of the Mimosa, a black sailing ship (with red sails) that travels through space, and boldly appears where no space-faring, black sailing ship has appeared before, regardless of the colour of its sails.
Two old people in a home, waiting for the end of their lives. As time fleets by, they go on one last adventure, while the summer heat is bearing down on them.
Adventures come in all kinds and shapes...
Hilda and William leave for another vacation, some time away. Knowing the witch and her wizardly partner, this will end up in work of course.
Tremors, flower witches, dwarves and trolls are only some of the elements that will turn this trip into yet an unforgettable one for the magical couple who will also have a few fun surprises along the way!
The appearance of The Black Flyer, a television super hero, shakes up the city of Green Haven. A group of role playing gamers wonders why the police and the army are apparently helpless against this super hero who doesn't act like the TV original and decide to take him on themselves.
Published: March 31, 2012.
Fiction » Fantasy » General
Follow the life of the Devil for 30 days, and learn that it is not all brimstone and roses. Prepare to meet archangels and see what can go wrong!
Note: this book is not for the very religious or faint of heart.
Hilda is called to the rescue by Snow White, as strange things are happening around the castle where the princess lives. Will Hilda and friends get to the bottom of it?
Book 5 in the series of Hilda the Wicked Witch.
Passage to Niburu is the first book of a set of two. The story starts on Earth, with a number of very strange and apparently unrelated abductions. All the abductees are brought together and blasted into space, on the way to a moon station. When they are threatened by a missile, things become precarious for the crew of the moon-shuttle and interesting for the reader. A lieutenant who is not who he claims to be is a bonus to the perils of the people on board.
If you like fast-paced action, diverse characters and interesting creatures that not only come from outer space, true science, witty quips and also ethical questions, then Passage to Niburu is the book for you. It is followed by the book Rise of the Chimera (of which a review will follow as soon as I have read it).
Death of a Kingdom is the second book in the Norothian Cycle (preceded by The Sable City).
Again we meet Matilda Lanai, Zeb, Phinn and many others as they proceed on their journey through the Lands under the Code and those who want to be. As new friends appear and new emotions develop and deepen, also new dangers and problems arise. The problems in Chengdea and Daul increase and boil down to war, a kingdom dies and is left without a ruler. Phinn plays with a forbidden toy and an acquaintance from the Sable City reappears for a moment, and the remarkably strange and dangerous, yet intriguing lady Nesha-tari has a revelation from a side she had not expected.
Death of a Kingdom is a wonderful sequel to the first book. The characters come more to life, and the lands they travel through are depicted in a very image-rich way. The way Mr. McNally has used cultural elements from our world and added them into this series of books, using a nice twist to them, is very appealing and makes the story all the more wonderful.
The good things: The book tells about horrible murders taking place in the Scottish Highlands. A group of friends get together and discover a shocking truth. The story also has a serious approach to naturism (nudism if you like), and how a man learns to appreciate the lifestyle.
The not so good things: The book's story and pace is very good, but it looks as if Mr. Pitsligo wrote it and then immediately published it. Some proofreading and editing would do this book a lot of good. (This is my main reason for the three stars.)