Ad van Tiggelen

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Ad van Tiggelen
Ad van Tiggelen.jpg
Born (1958-06-07) 7 June 1958 (age 64)
Pen nameAdrian Stone
OccupationInvestment Strategist, Novelist
GenreFantasy, Investment Columnist

Ad van Tiggelen (Maastricht, 7 June 1958) is an author of fantasy novels using the pen name Adrian Stone.[1]


Van Tiggelen studied business economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and in 1981 started his career at Nationale-Nederlanden, where he became investment manager in 1988. Since then he moved through a series of investment jobs at ING Groep, including a long period as head of European equities.[2] In the end, he worked as investment strategist, in which function he regularly appeared in national[3] and international[4][5][6][7] media to comment on developments in the financial markets and to express and explain the vision of ING Investment Management.[8][9][10][11] He ended his career with ING on 30 June 2014.


Van Tiggelen wrote columns every month about a series of investment topics. These columns appeared in the Netherlands in[12][13][14] and in various financial media in other countries: Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Greece and Poland.[15][16]


Since his youth Van Tiggelen had a passion for fantasy literature, which led him to write fantasy novels himself.[17] In 2006 his first book Devil's Prophet appeared in a limited edition at Gopher publishers. In 2008 he signed a contract with Luitingh-Sijthoff, the Netherlands' largest publisher of speculative fiction and fantasy,[18] on which basis Luitingh-Sijthoff re-published Devil's Prophet in April 2009, followed in June 2009 by Devil's Son. The third part of the Devil trilogy, Devil's Soul, appeared in April 2010. All books are published under the pseudonym Adrian Stone.[19]

After the Devil Trilogy Stone wrote the Rune Duology, which is situated in the same world. The first part The Eighth Rune was published in September 2011, the second part The First God in September 2012.[20]

After Rune, Stone wrote a new series (title: Magycker), which plays in a completely new world.[21] The first part The Claw was published in 2016. The second and final part Dragon Heart was published on October 26, 2021.[22]

He is the Netherlands' best selling fantasy author.[23]

Bibliography Adrian Stone[edit]

  • Devil trilogy
    • Devil's Prophet (Profeet van de Duivel) (ISBN 9024529468, 2009)
    • Devil's Son (Zoon van de Duivel) (ISBN 9024529476, 2009)
    • Devil's Soul (Ziel van de Duivel) (ISBN 9024531195, 2010)
  • Rune duology
  • Devil trilogy omnibus (ISBN 9024562503, 2013)
  • Rune omnibus (ISBN 9021015625, 2014)
  • Magycker series

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Ik beleg en ik kan ook toveren" (in Dutch). De Pers. 2009-04-21. Archived from the original on 2012-05-30.
  2. ^ "Groei noch waarde, maar GARP".
  3. ^ "Cookiewall: Cookies op de Volkskrant - de Volkskrant". Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  4. ^ Robinson, Blaise (11 July 2008). "Stocks close to capitulation - ING's van Tiggelen". Reuters. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Aktuelle Nachrichten online".
  6. ^ "Crisis upends dividends". The New York Times. 2009-02-02.
  7. ^ "Telecoms Boost European Shares". The Wall Street Journal. 2009-10-22.
  8. ^ "ING Investment Management: Webcast Equity Markets: Ad van Tiggelen". YouTube. 2008-11-26.
  9. ^ "CNN". Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  10. ^[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Global Economy: Spending vs. Saving". CNN. 2012-09-28.
  12. ^ "2010: een verloren jaar voor aandelen?" (in Dutch). 2010-08-27.
  13. ^ "Dossier: Ad van Tiggelen" (in Dutch). Het Financieele Dagblad. Archived from the original on March 18, 2008. (Internet Archive)
  14. ^ (in Dutch) Ad van Tiggelen in
  15. ^ "Geld in Gefahr: Anleger fürchten Inflation – doch die kommt (noch) nicht - Märkte - Finanzen - Handelsblatt". Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  16. ^ "Résultats recherche". Les 5 April 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  17. ^ "Beleggingsstrateeg én fantasy-schrijver" (in Dutch). Het Financieele Dagblad. 2009-04-23.
  18. ^ "About Luitingh-Sijthoff". Luitingh-Sijthoff.
  19. ^ "Dromen & Demonen: Adrian Stone" (in Dutch). Luitingh-Sijthoff.
  20. ^ "Nieuw tweeluik: Rune" (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 2011-05-24. Retrieved 2021-07-07.
  21. ^ "Hierbij een wat uitgebreidere update ..." (in Dutch). Facebook. 2013-02-14.
  22. ^ Drakenhart Paperback – 26 oktober 2021. ASIN 9024575273.
  23. ^ "Bredase fantasy-bestseller Adrian Stone: 'Noem mij gerust een nerd'" (in Dutch). BN De Stem. 2021-08-01. Retrieved 2021-08-01.