In the works of Daan Katz magic truly meets reality.

Elegant prose that flows like a Mozart Sonata, realistic dialogue, and richly developed characters set his writing apart and elevate it from mainstream fantasy to literary fiction in a fantasy setting.

The overarching theme in Daan’s writing is trauma and its many different faces. Suffering caused by loss of loved ones, mental illness, developmental variations, disability, and violence and abuse are just a few of the issues that find their way into Daan’s works.

But Daan likes dragons. And magic. So he created his own worlds, where authors like Joanne Greenberg and Robin Hobb might mingle with secret wives and royal assassins.

Books by Daan Katz

Night’s Reign
Curse of the Fathers – Book One
Night's Reign - Daan katz

On the run from a cursed king and his army of assassins, priest Niels Bosch seeks sanctuary in rural Briscona. What he gets is a barrage of intimate and unsettling questions from his new cantor, Beldenka Nadinov. Questions he can’t risk answering.

Accompanied by his friend and bodyguard Mikhandor, and Bel’s protector Leks, the pair set out to challenge the mad king. But Bel has a dark secret of her own – a secret that could endanger the entire mission.

When Niels unearths the chilling truth and realises there’s much more at stake than just his life, it’s too late to turn back. He must lift the curse and end Night’s reign forever.

Night Song
Songs of Redemption – Book One

Companion to Night’s Reign

Night Song - Daan Katz

Dark and mysterious, Daan’s fantasy poetry collection Night Song, features 46 fantasy cinquains about gods, prophecies, and curses.

About heroes, thieves, dragons, and other fantastical creatures. Love, sickness, death, and grief, and many other themes that are as relevant to real life as they are to fiction.


rouses dragon
and reason dissipates
in scintillating clouds of hot

Death and the Maiden
Death and the Maiden - Daan Katz

A mother or two, and grandmother of three, finds herself mysteriously transported to another world, where technology hasn’t evolved past the 19th century, and where people still believe in magic.

She will do anything to make it back home, even if that means travelling to yet other foreign worlds. Then one of her new friends dies, and she sees her hopes of ever making it back to Earth evaporate.

Future releases by Daan Katz, author

Accursed Kingdom
Accursed Kingdom - Daan Katz

A fantasy short story collection, set on the world Sor. Each story in this book showcases a pivotal moment in the History of the Kingdom Dalanthia.

Illness, madness, murder and mayhem. Nobody is safe.

Together, these stories form the perfect Prequel to Night’s Reign.

Planned publication in the first half of 2023

Curse of the Fathers – Book Two

Started writing the first draft

Songs of Redemption – Book Two

In the planning stages

Author Bio

The name is Katz. Daan Katz.

And thank goodness, I still have an intact liver and no STDs – which is more than we can logically assume to be true for Secret Agent 007.

In fact, I live the rather boring life of a writer. You know the stereotype: Lives alone, never leaves his home and is glued to his computer 24/7.

That describes me pretty well.

Logo by Lisa Witmond.

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