depicts the goblinsearch .com logo  with characters from the childrens book Alexander Woyte and the Goblins - the goblin king at right end and the barn owl which helped to track the goblins on the left

news re books and writing by Zsolt Kerekes

recently published and forthcoming titles

The Remote - Q4 2025

the Goblins are Coming! - Q4 2024

Jamie and the Tree Troll - published (audiobook, print, ebook)

My Pact with the Goblin Queen - published (audiobook, ebook)

Alexander Woyte and the Goblins - published (print, ebook)

Alexander Woyte and the Pirates (and Goblins) - published (audiobook, print, ebook)

Princess Laura and the Unsuitable Dragon Suitors - published (audiobook, print, ebook)
pirate book newsPirate Books as in - books about pirates

news:- May 14, 2024 - I've created a new resource page about pirate books. Among other things it includes the stories which influenced me in writing Alexander Woyte and the Pirates (and Goblins) and it also lists new books with strong pirate related themes appearing in 2024 which are written by indie authors who are connected to me on twitter/X. It's a work in progress. the article
book cover - Alexander Woyte and the Piratesnew audiobook - Alexander Woyte and the Pirates (and Goblins)

news: April 28, 2024 - Google Play Books today published an audiobook version of the novel for kids Alexander Woyte and the Pirates (and Goblins) written by Zsolt Kerekes who has published 4 books for children. Running time is 4 hr 5 min approx.

Click here to listen to the first 10% of the book free

You've only got to look at the cover to see why it's so hard to summarize this book. In a recent tweet the author @goblinsearch said "My children's novel Alexander Woyte and the Pirates (and Goblins) is an education in matters of global warming, pirates, sharks, submarines and lawyers."
audiobook cover - Princess Laura and the Unsuitable Dragon Suitors - by Zsolt Kerekesnew audiobook - Princess Laura and the Unsuitable Dragon Suitors

news: April 25, 2024 - Google Play Books today published an audiobook version of the novel for kids Princess Laura and the Unsuitable Dragon Suitors written by Zsolt Kerekes who has published 4 books for children. Running time is 1 hr 20 min approx.

Click here to hear the first 8 minutes free

"Audio was the first version in which I shared this story when I wrote it for my sister Anna and her daughter Laura in 2002," said the author Zsolt Kerekes. "when I read it out aloud from my handwritten draft. It was always in my mind to produce an audiobook version at sometime, and without this great AI narration done by Google my readers would've had to wait another year for an adiobook edition - because of my other writing commitments. The ebook and paperback editions of the Princess Laura book were published in 2023. I hope the audio version will introduce the story to a new generation of families in an easy to digest way."
Jamie and the Tree Troll - audiobook now available

book cover - Jamie and the Tree Troll: a new legend of the South Downs in Sussex - by Zsolt Kerekes - depicts a blurry tree in the woods - photto taken in the woods in Clayton which is the actual location of the storynews: April 7, 2024 - It was many months ago that I initiated the process of asking Apple Books to create an audiobook of one of my kids stories.

Would they? Wouldn't they? The offer to authors on their website said they would do audio narration free for authors for selected books in popular genres. That indicated to me: romance, history, literature. Would they do a kids book? (Kids book as in the Hobbit and Harry Potter are just for kids too.) I thought it was worth a try.

Nothing happened for months and I forgot all about it. Then a few days ago I felt like I'd won a prize when I saw a link to my book appear.

Apple Books has produced an audiobook version of my book Jamie and the Tree Troll.

Click here to hear to hear the introduction and first chapter free

click here to see all my ebooks on the Apple Books store

PS - alert! The lovely voice of the American narrator does pronounce the placename "Ditchling" wrong. Which jarred for me at first as a local resident. But that didn't detract from my enjoyment of listening to the story. Listen to the sample and decide for yourself.
author news - January 17, 2024

The story I'm working on now is - the Goblins are Coming! - which will emerge in October 2024 either as a long novella or (more likely) a novel.
the Goblins are Coming! - book cover
Although the setting isn't explicitly stated the location and approximate date are inferred by the reader from the context of the story to be North America in the mid 2100s "after The Fall" although there are also elements of the story which take place geological eons before and many human lifetimes later.

Despite first impressions suggesting a dystopian fantasy genre I prefer to think of it as literary fiction. The core themes of the story are the trials, successes and failures of deep family relationships in times of adversities which first encroach into their lives as anonymous and symbolic in form but which on closer contact manifest with back stories of their own.

I privately shared an early implementation of the Goblins are Coming concept as a short story with beta readers in 2005. They all said similar things. Make it longer. We want to know what happened before and after.

I set it aside as a project for after I had met my other writing obligations. A story to satisfy me as a lifelong reader of fantasy and science fiction. It's getting there and it's exciting to see it growing week by week. When it's published the ebook and print editions will also contain the original pilot as an appendix - so you will be able to see how much it changed in style and depth.

And then what? Back to my big project - The Remote - a genre busting book which will tell its own story within the story.

Now back to writing.
Zsolt Kerekes

book review - Murder on the Alpha Centauri Express

this is the design of the cover which attracted me to the book January 3, 2024 - like a lot of other writers I've forgotten what I was supposed to be writing during the recent holiday period and instead indulged myself reading other people's books.

In the best traditions of writers avoiding writing what they had planned to do I decided this morning instead to begin by writing a review of a book I enjoyed recently - Murder on the Alpha Centauri Express by Steve Downes. I rarely write reviews and when I have done - did them anonymously. But what the heck? It was easier than reconnecting to my work in progress. here's a link to my review


news November 6, 2023

Fear is the new quantum entanglement!

My Pact with the Goblin Queen, a horror story based in Brighton, England, is the warning tale of a failed English Literature undergraduate who became a best selling author.

available now from all major ebook platforms

My Pact with the Goblin Queen - book cover

news -September 20, 2023

My Pact with the Goblin Queen - book coverI've temporarily disconnected myself from social media for a couple of weeks so I can get on with less distractions and meet my next couple of book writing deadlines.

The next book you'll see published by me - is a horror story - My Pact with the Goblin Queen - which was inspired by memories of spooky walks as a teenager 50 years ago in Brighton - on my way across Preston Park, over the London Road, and up the misty hill of Withdean.

"Was it really that scary?" - I asked a friend of mine (30 years later in 2004 - when I wrote the first draft of this story). He used to do the same walk with me from time to time. "Oh yes- he said. I remember it well."

I'm hoping to get this one out in time for Halloween. Definitely as an ebook - and maybe as a thin paperback too.

You can get a foretaste of it here. An unfortunate choice of words - "foretaste" as you will learn later.

The Remote - the novel - by Zsolt Kerekes

The Remote

a novel - by Zsolt Kerekes

advance fragments

news - August 14, 2023 - If you've bought any of the 4 little books for children that I've published this year and looked at the very last page - other books by the author - Zsolt Kerekes - you'll see a list of all the stories I plan to publish in the next 18 months.

And right at the very end of that list - and is an entirely new novel for adults - The Remote - a blend of hard science fiction and contemporary urban fantasy - which which will be published in the 2nd half of 2025.

What's it about?

From time to time between now and publication - you'll see snippets - which I've called advance fragments of it on The Remote home page itself - and also small hints of progress on my new Xauthor / twitter page @goblinsearch

The first of these - is called - advance fragment:- DeTALES 9.01 - which curiously - is about the book itself being banned by literary censors before it ever even got published. to read more details
The Remote - the novel - by Zsolt Kerekes

@goblinsearch tweeted

Jamie and the Tree Troll - now on kindle

August 1, 2023 - published today on Amazon kindle and unlimited - Jamie and the Tree Troll - a magical children's story of Clayton, near Ditchling, in the South Downs - by Zsolt Kerekes - writer at who now lives in the nearby unspoiled parish of East Chiltington.
temporary book cover image Jamie and the Tree Troll

There aren't no such things as tree trolls! - said Jamie (aged 7) when his uncle suggested it was tree trolls who had been stealing crisps and sandwiches out from their backpacks when they went for walks and picnics in the ancient woods surrounding their once grand old house in Clayton, near Ditchling in Sussex in the South Downs.

Names of places, if true, tell stories. Which legends, themselves, have names renowned too. We always look forward to one we've not heard. And now we edge close to where it begins. Jamie and the Tree Troll. A story of living memory, with truth in its pages, and legend, and magic.

First published as a novella in parts on the author's website long ago it was published for the first time in August 2023 as a proper book. Please read the sample and I hope you enjoy the rest of the story too. it on Amazon

read it on Hoopla - Alexander Woyte and the Goblins
news:- July 11, 2023 - my children's bedtime story book Alexander Woyte and the Goblins (set in modern day Jane Austen country in Hampshire) is now available on Hoopla - which - if you don't know it - is a digital library content infrastructure services company. here to see my book on Hoopla

Re libraries

Like many kids of my generation (starting school in the 1960s) I was a frequent visitor to my local library - which was located in Hangleton, Hove, Sussex, England. I tweeted about that experience recently to say thanks.

When I began earning enough money to buy my own books and was moving around every couple of years to progress my career I dropped the library habit. Another reason being that often I was paying fines for late return of physical books which were about the same as the cost of buying the books themselves.

In the nascent ebook era - kindle became my primary bookstore for about 10 years and kindle unlimited (KU) sufficed as a kind of surrogate library.

I grew weary of KU after a number of years however. Because whatever search criteria I used Amazon seemed fixated on offering me books I wasn't interested in.

In practise this meant I often had to scroll through 200 to 300 titles to narrow down a couple of samples that l felt tempted to follow up. A bit like Netflix - more time searching for content than actually enjoying it.

What I didn't realise then - was that the fault lay in KU's algorithms and not in the rich treasure trove of self published books. But I lost faith in what KU had to offer.

During the first Covid lockdowns I learned that my tax funded local library services supported an ebook app called Libby. And that - for me - replaced KU. Although I still do buy ebooks on kindle and (rarely) buy print books from secondhand book stores.

As to Libby - 3 of my books are available here on Libby - but whether you can borrow them depends on choices made by your own local library and its budget priorities.

This long preamble explains why I'm delighted now to offer my books to another (new to me) library service. And whether you want to read my books or not - if you're an avid reader - then please take a look at what they have to offer.

See also:- Hoopla's blog page

about Hoopla (in their own words)

"Hoopla digital is a category-creating service that partners with Public Libraries across North America, Australia, and New Zealand to provide online and mobile access to thousands of movies, TV shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream, and download dynamic content with a valid Library card. All content is accessible via hoopla digital's mobile app and online at"

PS - my ebooks are also available in other digital libraries too.

Another recent example being:- in Palace Marketplace - which describes itself - in its about page like this...

"Palace Marketplace, founded by Digital Public Library of America, a strategic partner of The Palace Project, is a non-profit ebook and audiobook marketplace developed in consultation with libraries, for libraries." more about it

July 6, 2023

Jamie and the Tree Troll

I'm currently working on the rewrite and conversion to ebook format of my children's story Jamie and the Tree Troll - which is set in the South Downs near Ditchling in the county of Sussex - in a hamlet called Clayton.
temporary book cover image Jamie and the Tree Troll
I'm using 4 different writing tools to produce and combine the various textual fragments of my books. The final stage (for me) being working online in the Reedsy Book Editor.

For ease of navigation I thought it would help me to mock up a temporary placeholder cover - which you can see here.

Its main purpose is to make it easier for me to open the correct files and remind myself what I'm working on as I'm doing active edits on 5 books at the moment.

I remembered that 6 months before I started writing the first chapter of the Jamie Tree Troll story (in the summer of 2005) my wife Janet had shot a short documentary video on her phone of some of the real-life characters in the story setting out into the woods around their house on an expedition to see if they could rediscover the hole in the ground which we thought might be the entrance to the Tree Troll's lair.

Jamie (then age 5) carried a small dead tree which was almost twice as tall as he was - with the intention of using it to measure how deep the hole was if he did manage to find it. As it happens - it wasn't the right place.

In those days the resolution of camera images was only 340 pixels wide so the video quality didn't look great when I looked this morning. And for privacy reasons I chose a small part of the frame grab which excluded the people in the scene. But the fuzzy image is an authentic capture of the feel of the setting where the story is based.

It's likely that the real book cover will be entirely different to the placeholder image you see here. Jamie's sister Laura - who was also on that February 2005 expedition to find the Tree Troll's lair - and who recently (in 2023) created the cover images for Princess Laura and the Unsuitable Dragon Suitors - will design a cover which suits the story. As soon as I've finished editing and rewriting it. The expected publication date is August 2023.

dinosaur soup

Never go in the woods without a can!

news - June 26, 2023

new look for

I hope you like the new look of the landing page for my book Princess Laura and the Unsuitable Dragon Suitors.

new look for Princess Laura Book landing pageAs I said in a recent tweet I'm experimenting with different landing page styles for all my books.

If you look at the landing pages for my other books on - which haven't been updated to the newest style yet - you'll see why I decided I had to experiment with a new look or two. (Unlike Princess Laura I can't design a scrambled looking web page and expect it to become the latest fashion.)

I used to do thousands of experiments with my computer market guides. Corporate readers sometimes said - Zsolt can you undo that it's messing with our filters.

What am I working on now?

I'm rewriting and converting (from html) to ebook/paperback the 4th in my children's books backlist - Jamie and the Tree Troll.

I've been using the free Reedsy Book editor to do the final stages of edits and writing too. I wrote a blog about using it (in Feb 2023) - what's the most surprising thing I learned converting my first book to kindle?

After the Tree Troll book I will move my efforts on to books for grown ups. This will be done in parallel with producing audiobook versions of all the children's stories. Starting with the Princess Laura audiobook - which I hope to have ready for Christmas.

my paperbacks? - available at Amazon
my ebooks? - available everywhere below
Amazon B&N Libby Smashwords
Apple Kobo Scribd Vivlio

@goblinsearch ebooks will be in  Smashwords Summer SaleJune 17, 2023 - throughout July - all my ebooks will be on offer at discounted prices (50% or better) in the Smashwords bookstore in their Annual Summer/Winter Sale

June 13, 2023 - The paperback edition of my children's book Princess Laura and the Unsuitable Dragon Suitors was published today on Amazon

US store / UK store / I tweeted this

Princess Laura paperback image


is goblinsearch an author site?

clues needed

writer:- June 1, 2023 - I redid my so called author website this morning so now there are clues it might have something to do with books.

I rarely looked at it since 2001. It was a story storage bin. 90% of the content is invisible with works in progress only I can see. 27 years writing in html will do that to you.

You're seeing it today (whenever today might be). It might have changed again a lot or a little since then.

Want to compare?

this was my original tweet
Princess Laura and the Dragon Suitors - about the book

Every family's got its own Princess or 2 right?

Princess Laura and the Unsuitable Dragon SuitorsThe Princesses in Your life will thank you for reading them my little book Princess Laura and the Unsuitable Dragon Suitors in which they will meet our hero - Laura - who's not scared of anything.

Exploring the wild woods? Her shoes bear the scars. Meeting dogs so tall she has to look up to see their glistening bitey teeth? Nice doggie. And as the cover reveals she's not even scared of dragons. But don't mention spiders. Oh - she's gone.

Every Princess has their maid, and you'll laugh at the antics of Laura's maid - the "brains department" in the Princess business - with her wealth of worldly advice - who struggles to turn out the Princess in her charge with an appearance that looks royally presentable.

You'll also meet the various (unsuitable) Princely suitors from the surrounding kingdoms, although it may be that with different names you might've met some people like them already in real life.

20 years after writing this story for my sister and her daughter I still love the characters and I hope that with this retelling as a proper book you will grow to love them too.

drumroll... and now for the official book cover blurb

When the young Princess Laura secretly rescues a baby dragon from her father's hunt the dragon predicts that - one day in the future she will be the cause of his death. When Laura reaches marriageable age her father presents her with a choice of suitors - one from each of the surrounding kingdoms. Laura's chosen suitor must kill a dragon to prove his worthiness to the King.

What can she do to make sure that doesn't happen?

I tweeted this
Laura's Worm Custard
newly published - Princess Laura and the Unsuitable Dragon Suitors
writer:- May 23, 2023 - After a few weeks delay due to ill health I'm delighted to announce that my novella - Princess Laura and the Unsuitable Dragon Suitors was published this week on Amazon kindle.

If you saw the web version of this story which was published here on 19 years ago - it's the same story but has been rewritten and improved with some light tweaks to make it even more enjoyable.

I'm delighted to say that the free sample preview gives you a goodly amount to judge for yourself if it'sa story for you or not. If you do buy it - please submit a review from your kindle app at the end. Thanks.

When the young Princess Laura secretly rescues a baby dragon from her father's hunt the dragon predicts that - one day in the future she will be the cause of his death. a free sample

PS - a paperback version is expected to be available in mid June.

See also:- my Amazon author bio
request my books from your Libby reader
writer:- May 17, 2023 - Although the pricing level of my ebooks is set experimentally low - I understand that many of you - particularly if (like me) you are a voracious reader (always going onto the next book) also do a lot of your reading via libraries. (There just isn't enough money to buy all those books.) So I thought I'd mention that I have made a special effort to make my books available in the library collection of Overdrive - the creators of the Libby reading app.

Here's the link -

Zsolt Kerekes books in LibbyThe way it works is this...

if you search for my name or my books from within Libby then - depending how your local library has set things up with deep search - it will show you books which are in the worldwide Libby system even if they aren't in your own library yet. If you select them and tag them - this sends an informal request to your library that you have an interest. And if enough readers do the same then the librarians use these requests as a factor to help them decide which books they should buy.

I've done this myself for other authors' books which I wanted to read - and then been pleasantly surprised a few months later when I got a notification saying that it's available to read.

On the other hand - if you don't want to wait - then just go to your favorite ebook store and you'll probably find it there.

Talking about delays (above) I apologize for the delay in getting my 3rd book published. I got zapped by an unexpected health problem which hit me a few weeks ago when I was 90% of the way through proof reading and rewriting it. I'm emerging from that now but I didn't want to risk publishing a book which might be affected by my lack of concentration due to recovery etc. Safer to risk a few typos in this little note here.
Zsolt Kerekes books in Libby

global warming?
when icebergs melt
it's not just wet inside

300 years ago Captain Feary's pirate ship sailed into an ice storm. As the crew defrosts into the modern world they discover what's changed and what's not. Read a sample of my book
Captain Feary and the icicles
book cover - Alexander Woyte and the PiratesCaptain Feary couldn't remember how long he had been standing here watching the icicles melting. The last thing he remembered was being chased by those navy ships which had spotted them in the Irish Sea, and hung on their coat tails all the way up into the ice pack. The navy boats gave up there. It was one thing to stake your chances on the outcome of a cannonade with a pirate ship. That was glorious fun. But only a foolish navy captain would risk his ship and reputation on being needlessly mashed into ice cream.
news - Princess Laura story in kindle soon
writer:- April 18, 2023 - 20 years ago I published Princess Laura and the Unsuitable Dragon Suitors here on as a very long web page. This is my favorite story of the (4) children's stories that I've written so far.

In the intervening span of time since then much has changed in how we read stories. Screen sizes were 20 inches in those days and ebook standards like Amazon's Kindle, Overdrive's Libby, and Apple Books hadn't been invented. It's been clear to me for a while that the old web page format no longer suits a modern online audience. And its inaccessibility has been a barrier to new readers enjoying it.
Princess Laura and the Unsuitable Dragon Suitors
Later this year, in time for Christmas, I'll be publishing an audiobook version of Princess Laura and the Unsuitable Dragon Suitors. And a friend of mine - an actress with a lovely voice who has voiced many ebooks for others in the past - has kindly agreed to do it. But first I need a cover artwork! It never had one. And a fixed and updated version of the text. The simplest way to start is with a proper book.

So right now in April 2023 I'm rewriting and editing the Laura story which will be released as an ebook and in print June 2023.

In the meantime you can read a sample of that story and see progress on its publication here.
paperback Pirates book - on sale this week
writer:- April 17, 2023 - The new paperback edition of Alexander Woyte and the Pirates (and Goblins) - is now available in the Amazon store. It comes in the popular 5" by 8" size, has a glossy cover, and 192 pages. Price in the UK is £12.34.
Alexander Woyte and the Pirates - paperback new
Another month. Another book. 7 books in 7 months? What's next?

next new bookBook #3 will be published in mid May.

I've got a brand new cover artwork - never seen before by anyone except me and the new artist. And unlike the first 2 books converted from my backlist and works in progress - I've already written the blurb and front matter pages of the next book - instead of writing it all last. It's a different series.

Watch out for updates here and on my new (useless) twitter account @goblinsearch You can let me know what you think there or on linkedin. Or better still - just read some samples and let the book sales do the talking. Should I trademark that? The weird ideas that come into writer's heads. Sometimes it's best if they stay in.
phew! - just in time for Easter
writer:- April 6, 2023 - The 2nd book in my goblinsearch series - Alexander Woyte and the Pirates (and Goblins) - was published today in Amazon's kindle store. here to see it

book cover - Alexander Woyte and the PiratesAnno Domini 2001… It's modern times (as modern as they ever get) in the pointy churched sleepy village of Privett in Hampshire, ye Olde England.Until a year ago no one believed in goblins.

But now they do. Three goblins live in Privett. Protecting Alexander (who is nearly 6).

The story of how he was kidnapped according to goblin tradition, rescued by the hunt, won back in a duel and contracted to be a protected friend of the King of the Old Wessex Division of Goblins is related in the first book in this series - Alexander Woyte and the Goblins. You don't have to read that to enjoy this story. You can always read it later.

Did anyone mention Pirates? In this rambling, swash buckling, comedy saga it's not just Alexander who disappears. His minders and his bunkbed have vanished too.

In the goblinsearch for him we meet some 18th century pirates melted out of an iceberg, two nuclear subs (one Russian, one British), the many uses of deadly fire and forget torpedoes, the correct tripadvisor rating for a Royal Navy destroyer, some anti-nuclear activists from Greenpeace, a documentary film producer who is not as he claims a genuine vegetarian, a software wizard who needs help with his business plans, some billionaires in a round the world balloon race, the features and fittings in a modern magic carpet, some software writing hedgehogs and a giant man eating shark.

Scene-wise we loiter for a dip in the arctic seas in which sank the Titanic, learn about a different type of cloud message and land back safely in the touristic dockyards of Portsmouth, pausing only for a reality check in the cellars of an old archive in Southsea.

First published as an 8 part series on goblinsearch in 2001 to 2003, the story has been rewritten and is now available for the first time as a proper book.

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed rereading it (while rewriting it) 20 years later.
Alexander and Pirates ebook - coming soon...
placeholder for Pirates coverwriter:- March 20, 2023 - I'm making fair progress in rewriting and converting the 2nd book in the Alexander + Goblin series.

The NEW kindle edition of Alexander Woyte and the Pirates (and Goblins) will be available for the Easter holidays.

It's a much longer story than the first book. A novel (39,000 words) rather than a bedtime story. And with less pictures.

The action takes place a year after the first story. The picture shown here on the right is just a temporary placeholder for the cover design which might be completely different when it hits the bookstores.

If you don't like sharks, pirates, goblins, nuclear submarines or surprised penguins - it might not be for you.

The original story was complete and read aloud March 13, 2001and appeared on in April 2001. The new ebook version fixes many errors, supplies more background information and is much easier to read on a phone.
new cover design? - bedtime story
new cover designwriter:- March 15, 2023 - Hi, I'm experimenting with a new cover design for some ebook versions of Alexander Woyte and the Goblins. The new design - based on the bedroom scene where the goblins capture Alexander (shown on the right) - signals more clearly that this is a bedtime story - intended to be read aloud. There are no changes to the text in the story itself.

Which version you see when you buy it will depend on which online shop you buy it from and when.

I will use this testing to tell me which cover readers like best - based on the number of copies sold of each edition. Then in a month or so - if there's a clear preference I'll change them everywhere.
Alexander Woyte and the Goblins - Paperback
Writer:- March 6, 2023 - Hi, a paperback edition of Alexander Woyte and the Goblins is now available in the Amazon store. It wasn't my original intention to do print but I was told by a reader that (unlike me) people do still read paperbacks. It's an expensive process though - even for the ultra efficient print on demand geniuses who make it happen. So it costs you - the reader - a lot more.

the contractOn the other hand - as one of the characters in the story told me a long time ago (he's the one who loaned the king his goose feather pen) - a print book can still be read by someone 100 years later - whereas who knows how long your ebook format will still be accessible?

BTW - No harm was done to the goose (called Lucky) in the ethical sourcing of that pre-duel contract signing pen. It was just a feather which he dropped when he got hot. Lucky lived for 12 years and would've lived longer but sadly he was killed by a fox. You can read more about Lucky Goose and (his mother) Attila the Hen in a blog I wrote in October 2007.

The digital edition of Alexander Woyte and the Goblins is also available now to libraries which use Overdrive / Libby. Librarians have a lot of books to choose from and not enough funds to satisfy them all. You can nudge your library to consider any new book titles you'd like them to add to their collections (not just this one) by searching in the Libby app and tagging titles or authors.

Next on my to-do list is editing, converting and releasing to epub (ebook formats) the novel Alexander White and the Pirates (and Goblins). Should be available before Easter.
Alexander Woyte and the Goblins

news:- Feb 23, 2023 - Kindle Edition
Anno Domini 2000. It's modern times (as modern as they ever get) in the pointy churched sleepy village of Privett in Hampshire, Olde England. No one believes in goblins any more.

click to see kindle edition blurbThat doesn't stop them causing mischief!

Once every 70 years the goblin king who lives under the Old Bookshop in Petersfield sends out scouts to find a replacement human puppy to kidnap. Ideally a fair haired boy aged 4. Alexander looks like the perfect candidate. His life hasn't been the same since.

Alexander Woyte and the Goblins - first published here on goblinsearch in 2001 is now available as a much more readable kindle ebook. here for details
. - this web site - is sponsored by Gunnar's Goblin Hammers - (makers of the finest picnic protection tools since 1862), and Jamie's Soups - (makers of Jamie's Dinosaur Moss Soup), and Laura's Worm Custard.

co-sponsored by Prickly Spine Software - publishers of the finest storage refragmentation software.

press release:- March 28, 2001 - Where do you go to find a missing goblin? -, concept, stories, design and text copyright © 1999 to 2023 Zsolt Kerekes

This is a work of fiction. All characters in this publication are fictitious and any resemblance to actual goblins living or dead is purely coincidental or due to ensorclement beyond our control