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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (635 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brom Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Santa Claus, my dear old friend, you are a thief, a traitor, a slanderer, a murderer, a liar, but worst of all you are a mockery of everything for which I stood. You have sung your last ho, ho, ho, for I am coming for your head…I am coming to take back what is mine, to take back Yuletide…
—from Krampus

The author and artist of The Child Thief returns with a modern fabulist tale of Krampus, the Yule Lord and the dark enemy of Santa Claus.

One Christmas Eve in a small hollow in Boone County, West Virginia, struggling songwriter Jesse Walker witnesses a strange spectacle: seven devilish figures chasing a man in a red suit toward a sleigh and eight reindeer. When the reindeer leap skyward, taking the sleigh, devil men, and Santa into the clouds, screams follow. Moments later, a large sack plummets back to earth, a magical sack that thrusts the down-on-his-luck singer into the clutches of the terrifying Yule Lord, Krampus. But the lines between good and evil become blurred as Jesse’s new master reveals many dark secrets about the cherry-cheeked Santa Claus, including how half a millennium ago the jolly old saint imprisoned Krampus and usurped his magic.

Now Santa’s time is running short, for the Yule Lord is determined to have his retribution and reclaim Yuletide. If Jesse can survive this ancient feud, he might have the chance to redeem himself in his family’s eyes, to save his own broken dreams … and to help bring the magic of Yule to the impoverished folk of Boone County.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Terrific. A wild ride...I loved it. It hooked me and I couldn’t put it down.”

    Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy

  • “This...horror novel is perfect for anyone who disdains a cozy, sentimental holiday story.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Zach Sweets | 2/17/2014

    " Will write review when I wake up later on today haha such an awesome book, though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mack | 2/16/2014

    " i just read this book in the span of a day. the story was gripping, the illustrations fantastic. i already had an interest in. krampus and the yule tradition, this book magnified it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Heather Carter | 2/14/2014

    " I loved this so much! Brom has a way of making all of his characters kind of grey and morally ambiguous. There are no clear-cut good guys or bad guys, which is sort of awesome. One thing's for sure though, I'll be decorating a Yule tree and putting out offerings for Krampus this holiday season! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jeffie Ruth | 2/8/2014

    " Dark, funny and sad. I enjoyed the blend of Norse mythology with the Santa Claus myth. If you can get past the cover, this is a great read. I couldn't put it down. It made me think of American Gods by Neil Gaiman but not as complicated. None of his books are for children but adults who still enjoy children's literature and mythology will enjoy his dark fantasy blend. "

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