Suddenly, at the end of the twenty-first century, the world changes. The tycoons rule and name themselves kings. The times are rife with extravagance and decadence, extreme power and richness. The world is one big party. And there is chaos! No one seems to wonder how this all came to be. No one seems to wonder what is actually happening. No one seems to care about anything anymore. Except for some odd outsiders. One of them is Oscar Man, the illegitimate son of tycoon Otto Man. Once he was a prince; then he became a pariah, a jester, with nothing to lose for himself and so much to win for the world… In these turbulent times, the Second Renaissance, strange creatures come into power and try to subject every single human being to their will. They make the poor jester Oscar Man dance. But ultimately Oscar will manage to solve the biggest problems the world has ever faced! Continue reading Review: The Dance of the Jester
Arthur Croft, a great rocket engineer, will send a special capsule into space hoping that it will be intercepted by extraterrestrial creatures. Then he commits suicide! Croft and many others who deal with space travel strongly believe that UFO’s are a reality.
Jasper Froch, an American hippie, learns how to control the phenomenon of synchronicity and finds out that all kinds of coincidences lead him in a certain direction. A Swiss psychiatrist asks Jasper to make friends with a special patient: a rich American by the name of Francis Lockhart. Meanwhile, a UFO crashes in Sanguine, Florida. Sanguine changes: people act strange, and many of them turn out to be geniuses! There are also murderers who are so clever that they become a danger for the USA. The army is ready to destroy the town, but then Jasper finds out about the influence of the UFO, about Arthur Croft and his own role in a very dangerous game… Continue reading Book Review: HIM: After the UFO Crash by Koos Verkaik
Peter Jonker has special gifts at his disposal. As a provoked, frightened child, he has come under the spell of master painter Poolman and his evocative, terrifying canvases. Poolman has spun gory tales about Wodan, god of the Germanic tribes, and the fearless Scandinavian berserkers. And now it seems Peter has seen the magic truth behind those sagas. In his agony he discovers unknown talents, and soon it is said he has the possession of immortal powers! Haunted by the fantasies of his youth, the adult Peter is going downhill, and in his vulnerable state strangers intervene trying to reach their own dubious goals by taking advantage of him. Wodan is looking for him and wants him to join the Army of the Dead – Berserkers who carry death and destruction… Peter’s life becomes a choking nightmare. Continue reading Book Review: All-Father by Koos Verkaik
Angie is a young orphan girl who lives in the stables, looking after the horses of Lord Patrick Baltimore. When Prince John’s army is about to seize all of the Baltimore horses as a tribute, Angie runs away with one very special colt named Silver. Soon she and Silver are befriended by a splendid black stallion named Saladin. No one knows his story, but all who meet him, agree he is a wonder horse. As Angie sets out to find Robin Hood, Saladin and Silver save her from the evil of Prince John and his men, time after time. The unlikely trio, inspire the Saxons to have faith and courage as they struggle to survive until the return of the rightful ruler, Richard the Lionhearted (official synopsis) Continue reading Book Review: Saladin The Wonder Horse by Koos Verkaik
Alex goes on a journey with the Royal Clover Family.In the Land of Fringe they will witness the coronation of Francis Fray the First.How are the clumsy Cloverland giants supposed to behave in that big country, where everything is done so proper and according to the rules?That won’t be easy…And… what kind of present should they give to the new king?Well… Ludo the wolpertinger is caught in a cage! Maybe Francis Fray would like to own a wolpertinger…In this thrilling story we will find out how strong the friendship between Alex and the wolpertinger is! (official Synopsis) Continue reading Book Review: Alex and The Wolpertinger- The Land of Fringe by Koos Verkaik
In Book Three of the series, Alex, Ludo the Wolpertinger and Shabby Chum return to the mysterious Downhills. This time they take along Princess Barbara, to help retrieve the magic book that is needed to free the magician Halo.The adventure starts as soon as they enter the Downhills. All is not well! Ton-ton is serious trouble, the drought has almost dried up the river. The land under the red sun is burning up. Continue reading Book Review: Alex and the Wolpertinger- Uncle Balloon (Alex and the Wolpertinger #3) by Koos Verkaik
Alex and his friends, Shabby Tabby Chum and Ludo the wolpertinger are on a mission to save the magician Halo. Halo is being held prisoner by Prince Ruff Rumble. The giant prince wants the magician to make gold for him. Halo’s magic books are now unreadable after falling into the lake but he couldn’t have made the gold even if his books hadn’t gotten wet. The prince doesn’t know that, and Alex’s real mission is to find a magician that can help Halo and get him set free. Continue reading Book Review: Alex and the Wolpertinger – The Downhills (Alex and the Wolpertinger, #2) by Koos Verkaik