SF: Krampus: The Yule Lord by Brom

Reviving my review of Brom’s dark fantasy Krampus: The Yule Lord for the Christmas season.

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Richard Kadrey meets Daniel Woodrell.

For 1,000 years Santa has kept his dark counterpoint Krampus magically imprisoned, and for 1,000 years Krampus has plotted his revenge.  This Christmas Yule he will get it.

Krampus is all the rage these days, most recently being featured in a horror flick.  Brom’s Krampus is a different sort of story.  It’s not horror at all.  It’s dark fantasy and southern gothic set in meth-ravaged West Virginia and owes more to writers like Ron Rash and Daniel Woodrell than Stephen King.  All set against a pagan, Norse mythology.  If that sounds like it’s up your alley, you’ll love it.  If it doesn’t?  You’ll probably still love it.

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About H.P.

Blogs on books at Every Day Should Be Tuesday (speculative fiction) and Hillbilly Highways (country noir and nonfiction). https://everydayshouldbetuesday.wordpress.com/ https://hillbillyhighways.wordpress.com/
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3 Responses to SF: Krampus: The Yule Lord by Brom

  1. Sounds intriguing and very original. Fantasy is usually not my thing but the juxtaposition of it with a bunch of meth heads in W. Virginia? That’s a concoction that I may have to experiment with.

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  2. John Boyle says:

    Now THAT looks interesting!

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  3. Daniela Ark says:

    I won a giveaway from a local author “The night before Krampus” I think it would be my first time reading about Krampus 🙂 I LOOOOVE It’s dark fantasy and southern gothic so I should check this one out!

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