It bothers me when a book is given a title but the story doesn't quite match up. It really does!
Now don't get me wrong, Sonia Halbach's The Krampus Chronicles: The Three Sisters does talk about three sisters as a pivotal piece to the tale, but there's hardly anything to do with Krampus at all! I enjoyed the story but felt robbed. Though in the book's defense, Krampus does lead the ending towards the second book, but guess what? I ain't buying it! YES, I said, Aint!
The story is about two families, a debate, a Christmas story and the secret land of Poppel. No vicious attacks, no mysterious bells/chains ringing and definitely no spankings of birch branches- though it was mentioned near the end.
Credit for 'Twas the Night Before Christmas has been stolen and a young man by the name of Henry Livingston, from Poughkeepsie has come to declare an accusation, which is what starts the story. Everything before that was needed, I guess, but boring. Then later a small, complete stranger is spotted diving into the fireplace of Chelsea manor, which takes main character #1: Maggie and character #2: Henry on the adventure!
I have to admit, I was both dulled and sharpened by this
.story. Sometimes there's just too much talking going on, you know? It's a fun story, once they get going, with very little dryness, but the cover shows two faces that are only mentioned, perchance in the entire book! There are 238 pages in this book. Krampus is mentioned or appears in this book on less than... maybe 5 pages! And the Sisters are mentioned all over the place, but they're dead... and before you ask, "No, they're not ghosts!" I was quite disillusioned. And it wasn't enough for me to look forward to any other book.
Don't misunderstand, it was a nice story. She took her time, wrote well and left nothing to chance... except the sisters and Krampus. Ha! On to the next book! 📚
Rating: 👓👓👓.5 /5 specs
* The Time Being is next.
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