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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

All Hail Krampus the Yule Lord

Krampus: The Yule LordKrampus: The Yule Lord by Brom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have Been a fan of Krampus ever since I saw his visage in a local occult shop. Finally a story worthy of the name. Krampus is well known in the alpine countries as a Christmas devil who punishes bad kids.Every December 5 th is his official day. In this story he starts off as being imprisoned at the foot if the hill for about 500 years. He was the Yule lord the fertility horned God. Santa has stolen his bag and has used it to give gifts to children. Only one thing Santa Clause is not Saint Nicholas. He is really the immortal God Balder who has survived Ragnar ok.

The story start out with a musician named Jesse who is drunk and down and out.. He wants to end it all. Until he views Krampus 's followers attack Santa. The followers succeed in destroy Santa's sleigh but they do not get the bag, Jesse does. Jesse uses it give his daughter gifts and even tries to use it to generate some Income. Jesse's wife and daughter are now living with a corrupt 60 year old cop named Dilliard.Now. both these guys work for the general. Jesse run a foul with the local gang when Krampus followers ambush him to take the sack back.They get the sack back and Krampus and company go after Santa and kill him.Krampus makes his name know again but Balder does not stay down. He gets revived and goes after Krampus with the help of angels who follow the Godess. The ending is ambiguous leaving g you to think one side won but the other side still.has some grumbles.
The author does a great job connecting with Norse Mythology. Very entertaining read.

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