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Krampus: The Yule Lord | Brom
84 posts | 47 read | 92 to read
Terrific. A wild ride.I loved it. It hooked me and I couldnt put it down. Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy Acclaimed author and artist Brom raised eyebrows and pulse rates with The Child Thief, his grim, brilliantly audacious, gorgeously illustrated reimagining of the Peter Pan legend. So what does this innovative fantasist do for an encore? He tinkers darkly with the beloved mythology of Santa Claus. Set in Appalachia, Krampus the Yule Lord is a twisted fairytale about a failed West Virginia songwriter who gets ensnared on Christmas Eve in an eternal war between a not-so-saintly Saint Nick and his dark enemy Krampus, aka Black Peter, an ancient trickster demon. Krampus the Yule Lord is Gregory Maguire (Wicked) meets Susanna Clarke (Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell) in the realm of Guillermo Del Toros Pans Labyrinth, as Clive Barker (Mr. B. Gone) works his dark sorcery from the shadows. Once again featuring Broms chillingly beautiful artwork throughout, Krampus the Yule Lord is a feast of wonder straight from the kitchen of Sweeney Todd.
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Readergrrl
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Received my #CreepyChristmasSwap package this week!! I‘m getting very excited for this holiday season!!
#CreepyChristmas
#CC

sharread I was thinking you should open it asap because of one gift I had to wrap openly. The rest I wrapped in Christmas rapping. There's a time limit on the one gift sorry, so open the box asap. Hope it's okay. ❤🎄🎄 6d
sharread When you open the box you will see what I mean with the one gift in a white hat. You probably think I've had too much fudge and eggnog. 🤣🤣 6d
Readergrrl @sharread I opened it and found the white hat gift!! I‘ll leave all the others wrapped, but I might have to open that one early!! 🤫🤫🤫😉😉😉 6d
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Chrissyreadit
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A fun swap if you like horror and creepy and Christmas! Sign up on @teebe ‘s page.

teebe Thanks for sharing! 2mo
Chrissyreadit @teebe 🙌🎉🖤 2mo
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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sharread NOS4A2 😳❤❤❤❤ 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Whoop whoop! 🎅🏼💀 2mo
Sungirl79 Ooooohhhh 😳 2mo
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AFrostCauseReads
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Omg, @Aims42 , Thank you!!! 😁 I can‘t wait to start reading this festive book, and am so happily surprised to see it came with a poster of Krampus! 🐐And so much chocolate (I couldn‘t even fit all the Dove chocolates in the picture 😂)!!! 🍫🖤🎄
Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting!!!
#jolabokaflodswap

Aims42 Merry Christmas!! I hope you enjoy it all 🎄🍫🎅🏼📚 11mo
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Jadams1776
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Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 A great cover! 11mo
Bookgoil Love it! ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
TheSpineView 🤩📖📚 11mo
aperfectmjk I'll have to check this one out 11mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick This sounds right up my alley! Great job on the 7 bingos!! 👏 👏 👏 11mo
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Nazgul93
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I got my #CreepyChristmas package!!! I'm so excited I can't wait! And I also sent mine out! @teebe

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BookwormOfTheDamned
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New video up! In this episode, I review "Krampus" by Brom.

https://youtu.be/c8_LG3d03Ao

LibrarianRyan My guy would want your shirt so bad. 11mo
BookwormOfTheDamned @LibrarianRyan found it on Amazon :) 11mo
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Bookworm54
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At the start, I wasn‘t sure whether I would enjoy this. But once we met Krampus I really started to get into it! Such an interesting take on Yule traditions and the assimilation of these into the more Christian Christmas and Santa Claus. And blending some Norse mythology into it was a nice touch.

If I am being honest, based on this, I prefer Krampus to Santa!

#WinterGames2020 #MerryReaders #HolidayRead

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Gissy Loved that book! 11mo
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Bookworm54
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And part 3 is complete! I am going to review in another post, just so I can post all the pretty pictures in the book! ☺️

#WinterGames2020 #MerryReaders

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crazycatlady
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My total for week two! #Merryreaders #wintergames @Clwojick

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Bookworm54
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I have finished part 2 now and I definitely got more into the writing. The first part was important to set the scene, but things definitely became more exciting once Krampus was in the picture!

#WinterGames2020 #MerryReaders #ReadYourWay

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TheSpineView 💜😊👍 11mo
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Bookworm54
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I am not sure what I think of the narrative so far, but the illustrations are gorgeous!

#WinterGames2020 #MerryReaders

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Clwojick 🌲 🙌 Way to go! 👏❤ 12mo
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WOWreader
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mdm139
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I love a little holiday horror. Stayed up past bedtime to earn some points. The family movie yesterday was Casper. Tonight‘s family movie was Tower of Terror. 16 pts #teamharkness #scarathlon2020 @StayCurious

Total 1140

bthegood @mdm139 me too!! 13mo
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bellprincess6
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“You worship death. You and all the One Gods. They seduce mankind with their promises of glory attained in the hereafter, thus blind men to the splendor before them here on earth. One can never expect to achieve enlightenment if one does not first live life to its fullest.”

Been absorbed in this since I picked it up! #krampus #yule #brom

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ElizaMarie
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I love this movie!!!!

Go #TeamNutcracker !!! ❄️ #WinterGames

@Bookworm54 , @Clwojick , @StayCurious

1 point participation + 5 points Holiday Movie = 6 points

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Pickpick

Finished this today. This was a fun, bloody, non traditional holiday read. It was fun learning more about the Yule Lord, Krampus, his relationship to Santa and how the Christmas holiday usurped him. I loved how both Krampus and Santa were each presented as imperfect figures. #WinterGames #TheFilthyAnimals #TBRRead #HolidayRead

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mdm139
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Gotta mix up the warm and fuzzy with a little holiday horror
@Clwojick @StayCurious @Bookworm54 #wintergames #teamnutcracker

6 pts total 2043

LibrarianRyan Did you know they made a horrible sequel to this awesome movie. 2y
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4thhouseontheleft
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Pickpick

This was a wild, Norse mythology-inspired, hillbilly ride! Krampus vs Santa in the backwoods of Boone County, West Virginia. 🥊 Definitely not your typical holiday read.

Plus Yule goats! 🐐 🐐

TW: domestic abuse, drugs and addiction, child neglect, violence

aprilpohren I am so curious about these books. Going to have to check them out! 2y
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4thhouseontheleft
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This is one seriously disturbed Christmas story...and I love it! 🎅🏻😈

rather_be_reading tag it and u will at least get a participation pt 2y
4thhouseontheleft @rather_be_reading the points aren‘t all that important for me, and life got a bit crazy this week! 2y
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4thhouseontheleft
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We‘re installing a new HVAC system (with 2 new AC units) the first week of January. Tonight we find that our water heater appears to be going too. Calling the plumber tomorrow.

Krampus looks like how I feel at the moment. 🤬😰 #adultingsucks

Alicepondpoe My daughter and I, watch the movie Krampus every year in december while we decorate our Christmas tree 😆. Hope you feel a little less like krampus looks soon! 2y
4thhouseontheleft @Alicepondpoe I am feeling a little more human this morning. 😂 2y
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4thhouseontheleft
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I really love the illustrations in this book! #WinterGames #TheFilthyAnimals

Karisa The book I've tagged has a really good Krampus story by Holly Black. Sounds like creepy, cool Santa. 😜 2y
4thhouseontheleft @Karisa Thanks for the recommendation! I‘ll check it out 2y
TiredLibrarian @4thhouseontheleft Isn't that book gorgeous? I have it on display right now. 2y
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4thhouseontheleft @TiredLibrarian It is! And I like the story so far, too. 2y
rather_be_reading very cool!! 2y
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MoonWitch94
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🎅🏼👹❄️♥️ #holidaylaughs #wintergames #jingleballers

FantasyChick 😂😂😂😂 Love it! 6pts 2y
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Twainy
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🎧 Well. What can I say about this story? Not for the faint of heart. A lot of colorful language & talk about Asgard so my mind would wonder to The Avengers which this book has absolutely nothing to do with ... but Thor, Ragnarok, Loki all who I know from the MU are mentioned quite a bit. Krampus VS Santa & the latter seems to be the bad guy. Adult themes & language. I dragged my feet but it ended up being better than I imagined! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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LibrarianRyan
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Sharing for @teebe it looks like a Kramer‘s to me. Sign ups open soon. Follow her and check out #creepyChristmas to get ready for the opening.

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SkeletonKey
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If you‘re near Baltimore, The Underbridge Society is hanging out at FaerieCon all weekend! Spooky things, trolls and drag queens. I‘m selling art with mah frands.

Last convention of the season. Then a makers‘ rest.

#faeriecon #amreading

Sleepswithbooks This looks amazing! 2y
SkeletonKey @Stacypatrice - So much fun! 2y
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SkeletonKey
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Too soon?

I‘m making holiday cards now since who knows when I‘ll have time for this again once October starts, hahaha.

#yule #holiday #krampus

LibrarianRyan love them. josh has sent Krampus cards two years in a row. he is always annoyed at how hard they are to find. 2y
Meaw_catlady Love them so much!!! You‘re art is so good ! 🖤 2y
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SkeletonKey @LibrarianRyan - Thanks! I always prefer something unusual. Send him my way 😂 2y
SkeletonKey @Meaw_catlady - Aw 🖤🖤🖤 2y
julesG Love them!!! 2y
SkeletonKey @julesG - Thanks! 2y
BookwormAHN Those are fantastic 💚 2y
Craftylikefox They are wonderful!!! 2y
ladym30 They are adorable!❤️ 2y
JoScho Love them! (edited) 2y
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LiterRohde
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“Santa Claus, 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.

I, Krampus, Lord of Yule, son of Hel, bloodline of the great Loki, swear to cut your lying tongue from your mouth, your thieving hands from your wrists, and your jolly head from your neck.”

#ColorMePretty | 13: #GreenAndRed

📷: Made with Typorama

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BookBoggart
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Some tea in my new mug and some christmas cookies. ,😊😍🎄 #muchlove # fantasticbeasts #tistueseason #bakedgoods

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JPeterson
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Happy holidays, Littens! I‘m looking forward to my Christmas Eve read tonight!

Dragon Happy holidays! 💚🐉 3y
bridge12 This looks totally wonderful!! 3y
Susannah The story sounds like great fun, but that cover is pretty scary! 😧 3y
JPeterson @bridge12 @Susannah It‘s great so far! Definitely a creepy Christmas story. ☠️ 3y
Bookzombie Happy Holidays! (edited) 3y
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eriedoodle
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Made Christmas cards last night! The store closes at 6pm and then I get to spend the rest of the evening with my boyfriends family! So ready to start celebrating proper.

readordierachel Looks great! 3y
Redwritinghood Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁 3y
sudi Merry Christmas 🎄 3y
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Mehso-so

This was okay. I felt like it started off really good, got lost in the middle and then just made it‘s way to the ending. I loved the art though. I thought that was really well done. I just really enjoyed his other book, The Child Thief, so much more. So I know he is capable of writing an amazing story. He just didnt execute this time.

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eriedoodle
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Had a moment today where I realized my tbr this month was entirely too ambitious. Currently battling retail hell. Hoping to get some reading in later today and tomorrow. Currently reading this by C. J. Brightley and listening to Krampus.

CindyMyLifeIsLit I love Krampus! But you‘re missing out on Brom‘s amazing artwork! 3y
eriedoodle I have a copy of the book! It's beautiful. I just haven't had time to sit and read it so I'm listening instead. All of Brom's books are gorgeous!!! 3y
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TheNextBook
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That moment when you get to a chapter titled “Bloodbath” and it lives up to its name!!! 😳 Needless to say I am done reading tonight!!!! That was a lot!

Shortstack And now I have to read this. 3y
TheNextBook @Shortstack I‘m enjoying it but it is dark!!!! It might still be on sale for ebook! 3y
KtheBookwyrm The first time I came across this book was at a Barnes and noble. I loved the cover so I flipped to a random page and it said something about krampus beheading Santa Claus. I knew then that I had to read it. 3y
TheNextBook @KtheBookwyrm it was just okay to me. But his Peter Pan reimagining was amazing 3y
KtheBookwyrm @TheNextBook I read that last year and loved it! I just read lost gods at the beginning of the month and really liked that one too. Same with The Plucker. 3y
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TheNextBook
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Just look at some of the artwork for this!!! Wow...

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TheNextBook
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Yeah this is happening! I‘ve wanted to read this since reading The Child Thief by Brom years ago! It was just on sale and I decided why the hell not! It starts off really dark! I just read the prologue and whoa 😳

Christine11 That is the scariest cover ever! 😮 3y
TheNextBook @Christine11 It‘s definitely distrubing! And the author does all of the artwork. There are more drawing throughout 3y
sprainedbrain I really liked this one! 3y
TheNextBook @sprainedbrain I‘m only about 80 pages in and 😳 shit just got real!!! 3y
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ericarobynreads
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Krampus: The Yule Lord by Brom was an awesome tale of revenge and true wickedness, but also personal belief, friendship, loyalty, and family.

I was expecting this book to be wicked dark and focused only on terror. However, the horror & gore elements were rather light.

While this book may not have been at all what I was expecting, I still absolutely loved it!

https://www.ericarobynreads.com/2018/12/book-review-krampus-yule-lord-by-brom.ht...

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LiterRohde
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“Mankind has lost its connection to the land...They gather their food not from the forest and fields, but from plastic bins and ice boxes. Their lives are no longer tied to the cycles of the seasons and the harvest, no longer do they need the Yule Lord to chase away the winter darkness and usher in the light of spring.”

#QuotsyNov18 | 11: #Remember

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GingerAntics Sad, but true. 3y
Cinfhen Love this, sadly it‘s so true. 3y
Nute Brutal reality! 3y
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rather_be_reading
Krampus: The Yule Lord | Brom, Gerald Brom
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Of course there were books there!

Readingismyescape Ooh. Very nice. I‘m so jealous. 💜 3y
rather_be_reading @Readingismyescape ty! i ddnt buy any tho 😢 3y
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RachLovesTV
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This book was so much different than I expected, and so great. Not that I expected it not to be great, but I was quite surprised and taken by the Krampus/Santa connection to Norse mythology. It really makes me want to read more, because as a person of 50% Scandinavian heritage, it's pretty sad that the most I know about Norse mythology comes from Marvel, and now this book. Luckily I've already picked up a couple books!

Anyways, I loved this!

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alydiane0
Krampus: The Yule Lord | Brom, Gerald Brom
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Nothing like sweet eggnog and the death of Santa Claus to get you into the holiday spirit. 💀🎅🏻❤️ (and some Christmas rock background music 🎧🎄)

I know it's officially spring now but I miss the cold 😭❄

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MiyakoBunny
Krampus: The Yule Lord | Brom, Gerald Brom
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😍😭😍Thank you to the 🌙✨🌌& beyond & back infinity times over🌀*Cue Beach 🏖 slow motion run 🏃🏻‍♀️ scene 🦋❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🦖*🧛🏻‍♀️🧛🏻‍♀️
For-Ev-Er!!! @TricksyTails 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

TricksyTails 😂🤣😂🧛🏻‍♀️🖤🧛🏻‍♀️🦖♥️🦋🏝🏃🏻‍♀️🤗😘🥔🍪🍼🌶 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻❤️👏🏻❤️ 4y
ju.ca.no Totoro 🧡 4y
MiyakoBunny @ju.ca.no 🧡🧡🧡 4y
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BookwormOfTheDamned
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I loved everything about this book, the writing, characters, story flow, and the factual backstory about Yuletide mythology.

Although this is a book about who would win if Santa and Krampus got into a fight, it speaks on a deeper level about hitting rock bottom and receiving redemption. I also loved the comparison in conflict between human characters and mythological legends.

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BookwormOfTheDamned

I love how even Krampus encourages Jesse to sing and perform.

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BookwormOfTheDamned

I‘m almost 2 hours away from finishing and everything is getting tied up. I have a feeling that Dillard is about to have his butt served to him on a silver platter with cranberry relish on the side.

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SiriuslyWeasley
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A perfect Christmas read! 😂

AshleyHoss820 I mean, 'tis the season, right? 😂😂😊👹👹👹 4y
Meredith3 Love this cover! 👺 4y
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Ciciaimname
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Getting into the Christmas spirit with this AMAZING novel!! This is the second time reading it and I still couldn‘t put it down. Krampus tells the dark tale of what happens when you mess with the Yule Lord! Honestly this is the best dark Christmas novel around, if you enjoy horror and dark tales do your self and favor and pick up a copy next time your in the store!!

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BookwormOfTheDamned

Made it to part 3 of the novel, Yule. We‘re going old school now!

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BookwormOfTheDamned

Chet and General, now ya screwed up! I love when assholes get their comeuppance.

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Gissy
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I went blind with this book.I thought it would be something like Grinch🤦🏻‍♀️This is a version of Krampus story.It is funny and very explicit in its gory scenes😱You will have mix feelings about this unique character and probably you will love him like Santa?😳🎅🏼👹I found lines full of social criticism👍Beautiful illustrations.This Christmas I'll let my shoes out with candy, if you want to know why, read it🤗Krampus is coming to town4.3⭐️

BookBabe Sounds interesting! Love the mug! ☕️ 4y
Gissy Thank you! I liked that book. It was like an urban fantasy @BookBabe 4y
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BookwormOfTheDamned

Time to be terrible.