Claus: Legend of the Fat Man
The Christmas story you never heard. Santa is not just about the presents. See something deeper in this mythological figure. A story that’s meaningful. Find a cast of gritty, compassionate and courageous characters that make the journey to mythological fame despite their shortcomings and... show more
The Christmas story you never heard. Santa is not just about the presents. See something deeper in this mythological figure. A story that’s meaningful. Find a cast of gritty, compassionate and courageous characters that make the journey to mythological fame despite their shortcomings and frailties. Pull away the veil of magic, reveal the difficulties of love and loss and struggle with life. Because Santa Claus is much more than presents. In the early 1800s, Nicholas, Jessica and Jon Santa attempt the first human trek to the North Pole and stumble upon an ancient race of people left over from the Ice Age. They are short, fat and hairy. They slide across the ice on scaly soles and carve their homes in the ice that floats on the Arctic Ocean. The elven are adapted to life in the extreme cold. They are as wise as they are ancient. Their scientific advancements have yielded great inventions -- time-stopping devices and gravitational spheres that build living snowmen and genetically-modified reindeer that leap great distances. They’ve even unlocked the secrets to aging. For 40,000 years, they have lived in peace. Until now. An elven known as The Cold One has divided his people. He’s tired of their seclusion and wants to conquer the world. Only one elven stands between The Cold One and total chaos. He’s white-bearded and red-coated. The Santa family will help him stop The Cold One. They will come to the aid of a legendary elven known as… Claus. Other books by Tony Bertauski (Bertauski.com) The Annihilation of Foreverland (Thriller/Sci-fi) The Socket Greeny Saga (YA/Sci-fi)
Publish date: June 29th 2012
Pages no: 326
Edition language: English
Series: Claus (#1)
by Tony Bertauski I didn't actually expect much from this one after getting it free, then I started reading and got caught up in it pretty much immediately. It made me stretch my imagination and continually surprised me with some very original fantasy elements. I found it very interesting at fir...
I would like to thank the author for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Doing so does not sway my review in any way.A new take on our beloved jolly fat man, Santa Claus, the legends that have made him what he is in our eyes and the elven, which do ...
Great spin on the myth of Santa Claus! I only read this book because I received a free copy for my Kindle. All I can say is "Wow!" and I will most definitely read the next book in the series, [b:Jack: The Tale of Frost|18683614|Jack The Tale of Frost (Claus, #2)|Tony Bertauski|https://d.gr-assets.c...
This is a great look into the Legend of Santa Claus. What a fantastic new take on a story you thought you knew. This is a really intriguing twist. Not my typical genre but it was enchanting to read. While it is classified as Young Adult it is not glue to that age group, most of the characters are ad...
4 Stars for this Bone-Freezing yet Heartwarming Book.Nearly freeze my butt off reading this one. Felt like I have just gone through sub-zero in the North Pole. I was effectively transported to the Arctic experiencing blinding white snow and bone-deep chills. Besides that the reindeer rides almost ri...