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Santa Claus: The King of the Elves

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There have been many stories about the life of Santa Claus, but none of them is entirely true and most of them are mostly false. The remarkable reality of this wondrous character is not what you might expect: it is a perilous adventure full of the kinds of frightful and extraordinary things you read about in farfetched novels authored by dusty old professors with extremely ...more
Kindle Edition, Abridged Children's Edition, 185 pages
Published December 13th 2014 by Preseption Press
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Marica (The Book Chick)
Jan 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
You can read more of my reviews at my blog The Book Chick.

What a bad book. I'm so sorry Chase but this was not good in my opinion. The writing is terrible and it is really hard to read. Keep in mind that I read books with more than 1000 pages as if it was a magazine and English is not even my first language. I should not have this kind of problems. I'm not the only one who had troubles either. This was elected to be the December book in our book club. All of us (sure we are not that many) had tr
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David Styles
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Purchasing this, I was wondering if perhaps this might contain such stories as found in Tolkien’s less famous [than Lord of the Rings] work “The Father Christmas Letters”, in which the titular hero also must deal with troublesome orcs and the like.

In feel, however, the book turned out to be much more like The Hobbit (both in writing style and in theme — and there’s plenty of plot overlap also), at least after the first chapter or so, anyway, since the books start very differently.

There was one p
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Elisabeth
Jan 04, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm sorry, I really wanted to like this book. I read till 60%, and I couldn't go on from there. It was so bad, it felt like the book equivalent of the movie "The Room".
Marita
Jan 01, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Possibly the worst book I have ever read. Poor language, lots and lots of unnecessary details and chaotic narrative. Clearly Chase found inspiration from Lord of the Rings and the Bible, but he really didn't do anything good with it. A total waste of time and I really wish I could travel back in time and pick a different book.
Jimmy Jefferson
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
A fantasy story of Santa Claus in Harry potter land

This is a creative story of Santa Claus and elves, dragons, amd much more. Written in the style of Lord of the rings, this is a dark story about the origin of Santa and the development of the story is good. I found the characters interesting and mostly entertaining. A story of suspense and mystery, I found this a good read and a nice escape from the mundane boring storyline. Check it out if you are into fantasy books.
Linda
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story. It had conflict and suffering, but was told in a way that added interest to the story. You kept reading to find out what happens. I enjoyed the mixing of elf and human in this story and the explanation as to why Santa brings presents on only 1 night a year. I would recommend this for children that are not easily scared on up to adults
Jeff Ulrich
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
What an entertaining story. How could you not love a story with elves, dwarves, trolls and the like. Then you add in Santa and it becomes truly magical. The only thing I would change would to make it longer. I just didn’t want it to end.
Jahleesu
Dec 03, 2015 rated it did not like it
The E-book-Edition I got from this book still had ALL the corrections from the editor inside! And funny enough, they were the most interesting part of the book...
Jackie
Nov 29, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
HOW DO I GIVE ZERO STARS
Grady
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
'I am the great Morning Star, the giver of life to Elves, their Eternal King. I came bearing peace and good will towards all.'

Kansas born author B.C.CHASE is both a composer of music and of fantasy novels His parents' work as missionaries took him to Turkey at the age of seven. While living there, he began a life-long love affair with computers and began to use them in the orchestration of his compositions. There he also wrote his first book, Leviathan. He moved to Germany for education in 2000
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Beth Hudson
Not deeply impressed with this book. The writing is genuinely good, though I don't think it ever reached the lyricism that the author was aiming for, but the characters are so flat and/or unlikeable that I didn't actually care what happened to them. Linnea has virtually no personality, except that she is generically brave, the elves are generally more nasty than nice, and the "twist" at the end was so predictable I was just trying to figure out when it was going to happen. The chief antagonist i ...more
Sky
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a Santa Claus story unlike you’ve ever heard. It’s Kris Kringle meets Lord of the Rings. If you’re into Tolkien or C.S. Lewis, you’re sure to get a kick out of B.C. Chase’s latest fantasy novel, The Story of Santa Claus, which is the first in his Lord of the Elves series.

The story takes a familiar character that we all love, and it mixes in adventure, danger, dragons, a whole host of middle earth beings (elves, dwarves, goblins, etc.), and a lot of fun, to thrill readers young and old a
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Scarlett Jensen
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
B.C .CHASE is the internationally bestselling author of the Paradeisia Trilogy which critics have hailed as one of the greatest franchises of our time.* His titles have consistently reached the number one slots of science fiction, thriller, women’s adventure, religion, and medical bestseller lists. His electrifying talent for combining the latest in scientific breakthroughs with edge-of-your-seat thrills has earned him a reputation as a master of suspense. Amazon has named him #1 in Religion and ...more
Ivan Hecimovic
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have always been fan of fantasy novels, movies, and even videogames. Lord of the Rings trilogy, Harry Potter and the Seven Books, Hobbit… these are only few from the series of fantasy-themed books that I have read in the past years.
When I first saw this novel and its title, the very first thing that came to my mind is that this is probably another Christmas tale of some sort. However, after a bit of examination, I have discovered that our Santa from this novel has nothing to do with the beard
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Nikki
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I well enjoyed the story. The book is flawed if you know the nativity story and the modern Santa story though, because it seems to include and be about both from time to time. One time I feel as though the author is telling about Santa from a long memory of him and other times it is as if the author is remembering the past and comparing it to the present. In addition it seems to include the nativity story both as if Santa is apart of it and at times as though Santa is telling it. It also seems t ...more
Julius Blitzy
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was so confuse trying to relate the cover of the book and the title, it was definitely not what I was expecting, and I thought it will be some bright story with shining Disney-ish characters and more of that… How wrong was I?
This is a different approach about the story of Santa, a more twisted and epic approach is taken this time, but fear not, despite this not being for little kids, it’s perfectly fine for older kids whether if you want to read it for them or for them to read it alone.
In my
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Denise Lucas
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Story of Santa Claus by B. C. Chase is a wonderfully imaginative story full of fantasy, dragons, mystery and wonderful values. This story, I promise you, is nothing like what you’ve read before or what you may have thought this book would entail based on the title. This captivating story covers the author’s take on Santa Claus, but with a fantastical twist adding good, evil, elves, dragons, magic, and the true Christmas Spirit of love, hope and goodwill towards all. I absolutely loved this b ...more
Kristen
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: upwork
If you love Christmas and Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit then you will very much enjoy this tale. It is almost fan fiction when you compare the two but enjoyable none the less. I did find it interesting how the author portrayed the “revealing” of this story. Some sort of alternative fantasy where he uncovered ancient manuscripts telling the truth about Santa. Fun, but not your average Christmas read.

The author is a very talented writer. He is able to describe and develop the characters well. He
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Sharon Carpenter
A beautiful rendition of the story of Santa Claus inspired by the goodwill of Christianity in the style of C.S. Lewis and the fanciful adventure of Tolkien. This story was not at all what I expected when I selected this book, thinking I was just going to notch another "Christmas story" from my list during the season. However I am enormously surprised and gratified that I did. It kept my attention from beginning to end and enrapured in its unique telling of Santa's story. Perfect holiday read for ...more
Lori
May 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
I really had high hopes for this book. The description made me want to read it right then and there. I guess I'm not too sure what I expected. Since this is basically a short story it just doesn't get too descriptive about the man who is Santa. There's just too much left open. Don't get me wrong; I think the author does a good job with his IDEA of Santa. I think the story is very imaginative, genius. It would make a great full length story because there would be so much more back story, current ...more
carlize
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! What a great fantasy adventure concerning Santa Claus - A gripping grownup version of our favorite fictionist hero and heart of love character. As an avid Games of Throne, Lord of the Ring trilogy and other fantasy adventure books know is that good always win! Please make a movie of this book!
Christopher A Viveiros
This reads like much more a YA book than I anticipated when I downloaded it. The author has some fun ideas, but I guess I was looking for more of a "grown up" story. I can see that this would have appeal for the young'uns, though, and there is an abridged children's version that would probably appeal to that audience.
Alma Petterson
Wow! This could have been a really good book if the main character was not Santa. The audio was done really well. It had great action and story to it. Just every time the talked about Santa it just made me laugh or cringe. I just think making it about Santa is funny.
Robin
May 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book likes to characterize itself too biblical themes to where the reader finds him or herself, at times comparing the character of Santa and his elves with Christ and his followers, I would not find myself sharing this with my Grandchild.
Sharon Shanahan
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book drove me crazy with typos and grammatical errors. Needs a good editor! Aside from that, it’s a somewhat amusing story which tries to commingle traditional Santa tales (even an unexplained reference to Rudolph) with allusions to Christ, even up to the crucifixion.
Amy Bodine
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
Not sure if this was an abridged version but I feel like some characters would just suddenly appear and we were suppose to know who they were. I liked the concept and the style of tale telling but it was at a breakneck speed and lacked clarity.
Christina
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Plot line was different, hero/savior/all knowing. But it was boring. I had forgotten to finish it and by the time the dragons came around it seemed like parts were chopped. I did not like it, but props for trying something else.
Kate
Jun 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, boring
The only time I enjoy this style of writing is when I'm reading Irish mythology. Because the ancient Irish were hilarious.

This book, the few chapters I read was more like a whole bunch of random head-scratching what-is-this-even.

Not for me.
Beth
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't finish this one. It seemed to want to be LOTR, but was very confusing.
Dave Lennert
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
The premise sounded promising but the execution was mediocre. The story became trite and tedious.
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