Sometimes I receive a deep seated attraction towards books. Then there are times I'm so excited by a cover, I literally sit and stare, analyzing, in an attempt to figure the story before I run through the pages. (Borderline obsession with the book) When I saw the cover of Krampus, the Yule Lord by Brom- it was like discovering Giger all over again! I was enthralled.
Krampus is about, the Yule Lord. A man of lore, dating long before God. A child of Oden and the reason for yuletide. He's known for enjoying the punishment of misbehaved adults and children!. But he also leaves golden gifts for those who believe. But he's not happy; he's angry. For centuries, he's been imprisoned and haunted by one name. One man. Santa Claus. Cramps is determined to escape and removed good ole Saint Nick from history! But he's got to get free first. His allies are an unusual bunch called belsnickels and they must obey his every command. Together, they are on a mission to end Christmas
and obliterate Santa for good.
I found myself feeling so sorry for Krampus. He's the son of Loki and used to being revered and loved for being the Yule Lord. He's supposed to be worshipped but he's from a world long forgotten. And hew as forgotten because of something Santa Claus did... but there's a good reason for Santa's actions. In a way, there are two good guys in this book. One's just better than the other.
That's the best way I can summarize Krampus, without giving away the story. There's so much more to this tale than Krampus -vs- Santa Claus. It's brilliantly written, near poetic- if you exclude the F-bombs. Brom brought the story to life in a way, I admire and hope to achieve.
The story is dark, gruesome and detailed in a way, you can't do anything but see it happening before your eyes! Also, along with the book cover, there are illustrations in both color and sketched black and white, that are so elaborate, I shared a few on Instagram.
If you're anything like me when it comes to thrills, horror and deranged, then you should be reading Krampus instead of The Night Before Christmas. You will love it- it's funny, gruesome at times, and poetic, all rolled into one! Oh, and yes, I did go to see the movie. It is not based on this book. At. All.
Cheers and keep reading!📚
Rating: 👓👓👓👓👓/5 specs
*A Sinister Grin is next.
**This amazing book is from my own personal library.
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