This Christmas, Santa lives on borrowed time, while his arch enemy rots in a forgotten dungeon, plotting his revenge and steadily growing madder. A dead-beat guitarist returns home to an empty trailer, with only a string of flickering Christmas lights and a cold gun for company. A maelstrom of belsnickels — immortal demonic holiday henchmen — run rampant through the back roads of Virginia, chasing down a murderous, axe-wielding Saint Nick whose put in one too many hours at the gym. At the center of it all is Krampus, the Yule Lord: Santa’s red-eyed, serpent-tongued, abductor-of-naughty-children ex-partner — and he’s out for revenge!
Brom’s creepy-Christmas novel, Krampus: The Yule Lord (Harper Voyager; ISBN 9780062095657 $27.99; e- ISBN 9780062095671; $14.99) is available wherever books and e-books are sold. Saint Nick has kept the demonic Krampus imprisoned in a dank, dark pit for the past five hundred years — but now he’s free, and ready to collect justice — and Santa’s head!
Description: One Christmas Eve, in a small hollow in Boone County, West Virginia, a failed songwriter named Jesse witnesses a strange spectacle: seven thugs cloaked in black attacking a man in a red suit with a sleigh. When Jesse steps in to help, the mysterious figures all disappear, leaving behind a large sack – a magical bag that will plunge the down-on-his luck singer into a twisted adventure. The bag is the property of Krampus, trickster, a devil who punishes the wicked – and who asserts that he is Jesse’s master, one who will teach him the truth about the cherry-cheeked, jolly old fellow who imprisoned Krampus for five centuries and usurped the pagan god’s own magic. Now, the former Yule Lord has broken free, and is determined to destroy his enemy and reclaim his holiday.
With wild magic running loose in the darkest corners of Appalachia, Jesse may be able to salvage his dreams and create a new future for his daughter … and all the children of the land.
About the Author: Over the past decades, Brom has lent his distinctive vision to all facets of the creative industries, from novels and games, to comics and film. Along with The Child Thief, he is the author of two award-winning illustrated horror novels: The Plucker and The Devil’s Rose. Brom is currently kept in a dank cellar somewhere just outside of Seattle.
The book is available in digital, hardcover, and audio editions here on Amazon: Krampus: The Yule Lord