Book Review - Snowbound by Oliver Lafont

Spellbound by Snowbound


I have always thought of myself as a non-fantasy book lover. And I must confess, I have been surprised a couple of times by some books with their fantastical elements. I went into this book keeping in mind that it’s about Santa and elves and kids. I wasn’t very enthused but I have wanted to try a book by this author. And oh my! This book took me completely by surprise.
My doppelgangers, the one in black with devilish horns and the one in white with a bright halo, were equally enthralled. I was completely hooked the moment Adam and Zach tumbled through the out-of-order photometric booth.
The journey was at times nail-biting, at times wondrous, and at times picturesque, but it was a great ride through marvelous places with some marvelous characters.
I loved almost everything about it- the blooming teenage love, the blossoming friendship, the sudden insight. With Santa’s sons fighting for the coveted position, treachery and war, the book sinks its hook right into you.
 It is a complete package. With Christmas coming in, readers of Olivier Lafont are in for a treat.

Pick the book and let it take you on a roller-coaster ride from the North Pole to the Mediterranean to Africa. My doppelgangers, in the meanwhile, are doing a Christmas dance while I’m still reveling in the after-effects of the book with a Cheshire grin and a wicked wink on my face.
Grab it and Santa is sure to be happy. 
Blurb:
Christmas is dying.

The last Santa Claus had triplets who each inherited a portion of his father’s power, and that split is now tearing apart the soul of Christmas.

Niccolo Vecchio, the eldest, has fortified the North Pole into a citadel of ice and metal.

Santini, the middle brother, is in hiding somewhere in the Mediterranean.

The youngest brother, Niccolo Piccolo, is raising legions to reclaim his inheritance.

Two of the triplets will have to renounce their claim in the next forty-eight hours, or this Christmas will be the last one ever.

And it’s up to Adam, underachieving teenager sub-ordinaire, and his brand new jock bully Zach to make that happen…
 

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