Paul Kater


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.

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A Girl Named Sandy
Here is a video trailer for my book "A Girl Named Sandy"


De avonturen van Sabas en Reny, op de verre planeet Nillib-6
Gezocht: held
Price: $4.99 USD.
Gezocht: avonturier
Price: $4.99 USD.
The adventures of Sabas and his wife Reny on the distant planet of Nillib-6.
Wanted: hero
Price: $4.99 USD.
Wanted: adventurer
Price: $4.99 USD.


Hilda 26 - The King's Race
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,150. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
King Walt is getting old. He's slowly losing touch with reality and swaps that with a version of his own. Unfortunately he's the only one who's enjoying that, so it's time to prepare the kingdom for a new ruler. The hundred gold coin question is: who will become the new boss in the land where Hilda, William and the kids live? For this, the King's Race is being set up...
Hilda - Duendes and Anjanas
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,390. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When a certain señor arrives in Sunrise, looking for Johanna, all signs point to a new adventure. The man asks Johanna to travel to the Strong Wind Islands with him, because there is a big problem: the local fairies are going missing, and no one knows where they go, or what causes them to disappear. Hilda and family can't let Johanna travel alone, so they all join.
Hilda - The Order of Nun-ja
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,420. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
An influx of thieves and robbers make Hilda and her family wonder what's going on. An influx of (initially) barely visible nuns makes things even more special. And the new guests of the king... what kind of people are they? Don't they behave a bit off? Follow the adventures of Hilda, don't miss the moment where things go 'crack', and find out what's all this about the Order of Nun-ja.
The Devil's Diary 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,760. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Welcome to book 2, compiled of entries of the Devil's Diary. The Devil's Diary 2 takes you along on another trail of mishaps, bad stuff, fun stuff and weird stuff. If you haven't read the first Devil's Diary, some of the characters might be a little alien to you - but if you did read that, it might still feel that way. Note: not for the very religious or faint of heart!
Hilda - Queen of the Rock
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,000. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A few new adventures come to pass when Hilda and friends are asked by a Queen called Cadwyn to help in determining why her daughter isn't sensitive enough to be a princess. The good old pea-under-the-mattress experiment fails over and over again. At the same time, Queen Velma calls for assistance as yet another queen calls for Velma's assistance.
Baba Yaga
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,320. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
This is the story of a young, Russian witch who has taken it upon herself to live like an 'ordinary' person for one year. As per the family tradition, she will abstain from magic in that year, and travel around to get life experience while working like a normal girl to earn her living. This book is a companion-publication to the "Hilda the Wicked Witch" series.
Hilda - Butterfly Gardens
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 22. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,450. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In general life is good and quiet for Hilda and William, but not for long. The news that dragons are attacking a village nearby brings our magical heroes into action - and a lot more action than they'd bargained for. Life-changing events happen quickly when suddenly Hilda is summoned to be represented at a Magic Council. Such councils don't happen often, so something very dramatic has to be afoot!
Zonnewereld, Schaduwwereld
Price: $6.15 USD. Words: 109,050. Language: Dutch. Published: April 13, 2018 . Categories: 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?
Hilda - Rapunzel 2.0
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 21. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,850. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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.
Gezocht: avonturier
Series: Gezocht. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,200. Language: Dutch. Published: December 15, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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...
Wanted: adventurer
Series: Wanted. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,520. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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".
Hilda - Book Of Dragons
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 20. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,340. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Yes. Dragons. 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!
Hilda - Witches' Myths
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 19. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,040. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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...
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 18. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,240. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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.
In de ban van de stier
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,510. Language: Dutch. Published: May 4, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
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.
The Wytches Roone
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 17. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,160. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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?
De reis van de Mimosa
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,730. Language: Dutch. Published: October 21, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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!
Francis and Frankie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,870. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2015 . Categories: 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...
Hilda - The Younger Years
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 16. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,870. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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!
Till Death Us Do Join
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,290. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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.
Hilda - Raggedsock
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 15. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,010. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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!
Wanted: hero
Series: Wanted. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 135,730. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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.
Sneeuwwitje herzien
Series: De brutale heks. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,810. Language: Dutch. Published: December 17, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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.)
Who Killed The Clown?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,350. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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?"
Hilda - Phargene
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 14. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,140. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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.
Series: De brutale heks, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 25,080. Language: Dutch. Published: July 1, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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.
Clara's Eyes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,820. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
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?
Hilda - The House
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 13. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,380. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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!
Gezocht: held
Series: Gezocht. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 135,590. Language: Dutch. Published: May 3, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Een bedrijfsconsultant komt terecht op een andere planeet waar hij in een strijd met bezetters verzeild raakt.
Lily Marin - The Novel
Series: Lily Marin, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,160. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
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.
A Girl Named Sandy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 126,730. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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?
Breaktime Bites
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,830. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of short stories in many genres, ready to be read when you don't have much time to read.
Hilda Extreme
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,780. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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?
The Story of the Mimosa
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,010. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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.
A Midsummer Night Adventure
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » General
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 - Rock 'n' Troll
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,370. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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!
Green Haven
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,120. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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.
Hilda - Magic on the Rocks
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,800. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Book 10 of the series around Hilda the Wicked Witch. Hilda and William receive a visitor with a peculiar message.
Charisma the young witch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,400. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
A young witch and her two best friends arrive at a strange place while playing a game. It's up to Charisma to find a way to get them home.
Lily Marin - three short steampunk stories. Book 2.
Series: Lily Marin, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 24,110. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Three more short stories about Lily Marin who, as the Masked Woman, runs into new problems - also one of the kind she is definitely not ready for.
Hilda - Aiaia
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,100. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Hilda and William receive a cry for help from one of Hilda's former schoolmates. Of course, Hilda is going to do all she can to help, even if they have to travel to Aiaia.
The Devil's Diary
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,900. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
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 - Dragon Master
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,400. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
In book 8 of the series around Hilda the Wicked Witch, Hilda and William are called in to help solve a theft. This, of course, takes our magical couple into quite an adventure again.
Hilda - Back to school
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,840. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Hilda the witch and William make plans for a trip. Due to circumstances, it does not become the trip they had planned...
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 135,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A steampunk sci-fi story about the adventures of a soldier in intergalactic service, after being shipped off to a very remarkable planet. Sailing will never be the same again...
Hilda - Lycadea
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 77,410. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Hilda's 6th book, in which she goes on quite a remarkable sailing trip and ends up in place no one knew exists.
Hilda - Cats
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 58,420. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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.
Hilda and Zelda
Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 64,860. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this fourth book of the Wicked Witch, Hilda and William have to take on a witch called Zelda. A magical battle is unavoidable...
Lily Marin - three short steampunk stories
Series: Lily Marin, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 13,620. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
Three short stories about Lily Marin, a singer in the steampunk era, who has a mysterious other life.
Aeroparts Factory
Price: Free! Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(3.83 from 6 reviews)
A short steampunk novel about the happenings around a factory where parts for airships are made...
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  • The Devolution Chronicles: Passage to Niburu on Dec. 10, 2011

    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 on Nov. 16, 2012

    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.
  • Naturist, Red in Tooth and Claw on Oct. 13, 2013

    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.)
  • Steenbeschermster on Jan. 09, 2017

    Een kort maar erg aangrijpend en mij ook aansprekend verhaal. Beslist de moeite waard.
  • Seeing Blue: A Mermaid Mystery on March 24, 2018

    I'm not one for Y/A stories but I really liked the book description so I read the book. Thank you for a great story, I very much enjoyed it.
  • Solstice on Sep. 17, 2023

    Entirely brilliant take on the Solstice. I had not expected so many twist in a short story.