The Yule Lord

Book - 2012
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When he stumbles upon a magical bag that belongs to Krampus, the Lord of Yule and the dark enemy of Santa Claus, struggling songwriter Jesse gets an unexpected chance to save his daughter and his own broken dreams, and return magic to Boone County, West Virginia.
Publisher: New York : Harper Voyager, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062095657
Branch Call Number: SF BROM
Characteristics: 357 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm


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Feb 21, 2020

Not much at all like the movie, however I fully enjoyed both very much. I just love the take that Santa is the bad guy, so very refreshing. Hope you enjoy the book and movie as much as I did.

ArapahoeTiegan Feb 11, 2019

I had a really hard time with the story in this novel. The story wasn't so much about Krampus and the traditions of Yule, but focused more on Jesse and all his problems. I also felt there were too many story lines that Brom was trying to juggle - Santa is hunting Krampus, but at one point his journey is just forgotten, and woah, he's in Spain. What? And Dillard's weird obsession with Jesse - like, none of it is even about him, he just had to be involved somehow, I guess. No, I would have preferred this to be more about Yule and Krampus fighting for his traditions, but those parts were just ridiculous in their own right. I found this whole novel to be lacking.

Jan 28, 2017

I so loved this book. I am not normally a big gore person but this book offered so much more. I ended up loving Krampus and hatting Santa. Brom had me wraped up in the characters from beginning to end. I hope he writes another book about Krampus some how.

Apr 29, 2016

I was browsing the SCI shelf at my local library, and caught the title, KRAMPUS in a stylized font. I plucked the book out, and promptly fell in love with Brom's painting on the cover. I must say that the story inside is just as impressive as the art on the cover. A great tale of Christmas and a fascinating take on Krampus. I highly recommend it, you will not be disappointed.

Jan 17, 2016

Fun fantasy. I liked the Krampus character and he was given a good solid backstory. The illustrations were awesome.

Jan 07, 2015

Loved this book. A great modern fairy tail of sorts, for adults tho :-) the author really gets u thinking about the ways we celebrate and why. Its got love, action, humour, heartbreak and well formed cast of charecters. Highly recommend for holiday reading!

Dec 18, 2014

This was terrific! Best book to combat all the hype and "Seasonal" music this time of year. Santa isn't quite a Hallmark card figure, and Krampus- well, I think we should consider celebrating Yuletide. Even if only to avoid being beaten with switches... I'm going to set out my shoes now, with candy in them.

Dec 15, 2013

Excellent Christmas story for adults! Not so much for children because of the blood, guts, and gore. Sometimes the language is a bit graphic for children. I love the new visual conception of Santa and who can not respect Krampus!

Feb 04, 2013

brom is the absolute best at making the other side known and his work should never be missed. his work is wicked and so is his art.multi talented and on the top of my top ten original and playfull.fable avec horror.

mrmervis Dec 29, 2012

A very fun and quick read that adds a unique perspective to the traditional holiday story.

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Dec 26, 2019

"I am Krampus, the Yule Lord. I come to celebrate the splendours of life and seek worthy souls to join me. People who wish to make merry... to shout, dance, love, brawl, and sing. Souls willing to turn their backs on the angels and share in a little debauchery. To be alive now... this very night. To shake their fist in the face of death, knowing whatever ills tomorrow may harbour nothing can steal this moment if you live it with all your vigour. What say you?"


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