The World of Gerard van Oost and Oludara

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Now in a single volume!

An unlikely pair of brave adventurers – the Dutch explorer Gerard van Oost and the Yoruban warrior Oludara – travel the wilderness of sixteenth century Brazil. They aim to protect both the new colonies and the native inhabitants from dangers human and supernatural. Along the way, they encounter a host of creatures inspired by Brazilian folklore: from the brain-sucking Kalobo to the one-legged prankster Sacy-Perey.

This multi award-winning, Nebula-finalist series is now a novel, but with the same mixture of action, adventure, humor, magic, and South American folklore that has won it fans the world over.

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Honors (Brazilian edition):

Finalist – 2017 Argos Prize for Best Novel

Finalist,  2017 AGES Prize for Book of the Year

10 Best Brazilian Books of 2016 – blog Listas Literárias

Essential Books of 2016 – blog Mensagens do Hiperespaço

6 Best Books of 2016 – blog Ricardo Escreve


“A fantastic romp through the colonial era, with epic battles, creepy creatures and wonderful set pieces.”
Aliette de Bodard, Nebula and BSFA Award winning author.

The research is painstaking; the content is woven together expertly. These novelettes are an immersive experience with characters you truly care about. Kastensmidt is committed to inclusivity in his series, and writes other cultures with care and grace.”
– Catherine Schaff-Stump, Fantastic History.

“A series that is quickly becoming my favorite in the genre of sword and sorcery.”
Elias F. CombarroSense of Wonder.

ISBN: 978-19-114863-1-2