Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: Krampus The Yule Lord by Brom

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Krampus: The Yule Lord by Brom

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...

"One Christmas Eve" in a small hollow in Boone County, West Virginia, a failed songwriter named Jesse witnesses a strange spectacle: seven thugs cloaked in black attacking a man in a red suit with a sleigh. When Jesse steps in to help, the mysterious figures all disappear, leaving behind a large sack - a magical bag that will plunge the down-on-his luck songwriter into a thrilling adventure. The bag turns out to be the property of Krampus, the ancient trickster demon who punishes the wicked-and Jesse's new master who will teach him things about the man in red he didn't know, including how a half a millennium ago, the cherry-cheeked jolly old saint imprisoned Krampus and usurped his magic.

But Santa's time is running out, for the former Yule Lord is determined to destroy his enemy and reclaim his holiday. Now, Jesse has the chance to save his daughter and his own broken dreams ...and return wild magic to all the impoverished folk of Boone County. (Oct 30, 2012)


What can I say - this one appeals to the Nightmare Before Christmas fan inside me. It sounds to be just dark, twisted, and imaginative enough to make for the perfect Halloween read.

6 comments:

  1. Ooh that does sound interesting! Love the Nightmare Before Xmas!

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  2. I got this on digital download a couple of weeks ago- very cool title. I hope to have it finished fairly soon.

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  3. This looks really different - not sure it's my style but it does sound like it could be a different kind of fun.

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  4. That's the most frightening cover I've seen today. Dark and twisted, for sure!

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  5. What a different storyline from anything I've seen. I can't wait for your review. The cover is a little creepy. Still, I think it's worth checking out.

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction
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  6. This sounds really fun and interesting as well! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy all of your books! :)
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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