Brom has created such a tale this time that shakes our Christmas expectations this time as we come to know that the poor old Santa Clause has an enemy, an enemy who is so dark that he would rip Santa’s soul apart even if it means destroying the Christmas of mankind. For the first time, we meet an entity like the Krampus who does not want Santa’s gifts nor he is in Santa’s naughty list, he is someone who believes in complete extermination.
Krampus the lord of Yule comes to take back what belongs to him and for this, he has to deal with Santa.
The novel starts when Jesse Walker sees Santa Clause running in order to save himself from the deadly fangs of the seven devils that followed him, he jumps on to his ledge for an escape but from the clouds drops his magical bag full of gifts of course and we fail to find that red clothed figure after that. Krampus gets hold of the bag and the magic within it telling Jesse some horrible truths that he never knew about Santa.
Krampus tells everyone that he was the true lord of Yule before Santa captured him a millennium ago and took all his powers. For the first time, we see the character of Santa Clause going on the evil side and surely that has been Brom’s main strengths, arousing the power of darkness out of nothing.
We can see this aspect of writer’s work in his other books like Der Kinderdieb and Lost Gods. These wonderful scenes of the shift of power and clashes and narrated quite well by Kirby Heyborne with the strong high pitched voice that he possesses.