The Christmas Chronicles

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The Christmas Chronicles

The Legend of Santa Claus

Everybody knows the story of Santa Claus, big jolly guy dressed in red with his sleigh and reindeer. But do we really know the true story of how he got started. The author was dreading the start of yet another packed and busy Christmas when he headed up the mountain to collect pine boughs. Little did he know the day would end with him seeing a sleigh pulled by a reindeer, chased by a dark cloud of doom, with a book falling at his feet that chronicled the story of Klaus, the man the world came to know as Santa Claus. Outlining how Klaus got his start making toys for children, met his wife Anna, got his suit and reindeer, and become the immortal figure that embodies Christmas for young and old alike, this book will quickly become a cherished Yuletime tradition.

"The Christmas Chronicles: The Legend of Santa Claus" by Tim Slover is a wonderfully sweet and richly imaginative read that stays true to the Santa Claus legend while breathing new life into the story. Santa's many traditions, such as his suit, how he met his wife, his reindeer and sleigh, the elves, his love of cookies, and how he is able to visit all the children of the world in one night are all explained, along with the evil force that is trying to destroy our Christmas spirit. It will easily become a welcome family tradition, best enjoyed with a cup of eggnop or a mug of hot chocolate, while listening for sleigh bells.

Book Blurb for The Christmas Chronicles

In this new holiday classic, Tim Slover crafts a marvelous, magical novel about how Santa Claus became the man he is today. After reading The Christmas Chronicles, you’ll believe all over again in the magic of the season.

Snow is falling, and the clock ticks toward midnight on Christmas Eve while countless children, too excited to sleep, anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus. But in Tim Slover’s deeply charming and utterly thrilling new novel, that’s the end rather than the beginning of the story. In this richly imagined tale of Santa’s origins, the man in full finally emerges. The Christmas Chronicles is at once an action-packed adventure, an inspiring story of commitment and faith, and a moving love story.

It all starts in 1343, when the child Klaus is orphaned and adopted by a craftsmen’s guild. The boy will grow to become a master woodworker with an infectious laugh and an unparalleled gift for making toys. His talent and generosity uniquely equip him to bestow hundreds of gifts on children at Christmas—and to court the delightful Anna, who enters his life on a sleigh driven by the reindeer Dasher and becomes his beloved wife.

Still, all is not snowfall and presents. Klaus will be shadowed by the envious Rolf Eckhof, who will stop at nothing to subvert him. But in the end, Santa’s magic is at last unleashed, flying reindeer come to his aid, and an epic battle between good and evil is waged in the frosty Christmas skies.

By turns enchanting, hair-raising, and inspirational, The Christmas Chronicles is a beguiling tale destined to become a holiday favorite for the ages.

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2010 5.00