Amid the Civil War in 17th-century England, a group of deserters flee from battle through an overgrown field. Captured by an alchemist, the men are forced to help him search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field.
The story focuses on a man who suffers "anesthetic awareness" and finds himself awake and aware, but paralyzed, during heart surgery. His mother must wrestle with her own demons as a turn of events unfolds around them, while trying to unfold the story hidden behind her son's young wife.
Malle isn't very happy. The island he lives on is dull and crazy Joran and his friends bully him. They want him to count waves and report when something has washed ashore. Just few things keep Malle going: beautiful Sonne and the myths about Anderland (Otherland), a paradise across the sea. One day Bran washes ashore. He is from Anderland and tells the most wonderful stories about it. There are no diseases, the women are beautiful and there is an abundance of tasty food. Malle follows Bran blindly, especially after Bran tells he is one of those special persons who have the privilege to live in Anderland. Written by
Arnoud Tiele (firstname.lastname@example.org)