Fantasize & Ninja Paap-Luijten

Before you even start reading this book, you notice how beautifully the cover is designed. The paperback edition I read has flaps on the sides and is well put together. I opened the book quite wide, but there are no creases on the spine. The cover image has many details with gold-colored elements that gain more significance as you read the book. Light and the Earth itself are elements of great importance in this book, and you can also see that reflected on the cover. This is the first book in a series, but you can easily read it as a standalone. You won't be left with a cliffhanger.

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Ewout Klei journalist and historian

HIS STORY OF THE WORLD is a very special book for outsiders. You are drawn into a world that you are unfamiliar with, yet it doesn't feel entirely unfamiliar because it stems from a different tradition. Nevertheless, there are points of recognition. The history begins with the Fall of Man, just like in the Judeo-Christian tradition. And the story of gods and demigods thematically evokes strong similarities to Hesiod's Theogony (Origin of the Gods), a poetic work written by the Greek poet Hesiod in the 7th century BC. In addition, HIS STORY OF THE WORLD also carries strong Marvel vibes. Ancient aliens and monsters that seem to have stepped out of The Eternals, and a trickster reminiscent of Loki (a Marvel villain/hero and a god in Norse mythology). The ancient Greeks and the Vikings initially did not write down their heroic tales but passed them on orally, from father to son, as well as through bards who sang the epics in taverns. Does this make Gerald the African Hesiod or the African Homer, whose version of the Trojan War (the Iliad) we now know? Only time will tell.

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