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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 rai
ebook, 337 pages
Published May 18th 2017 by Freebase Books
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Shalini | Muffytales
I have always considered myself a non-fantasy book lover! That's the reason why it took me years to find Harry Potter and Twilight. Well, you cannot compare both of these, but I knew I had developed a taste for it. So when I got an opportunity to grab this book on Santa Claus and doppelgangers, I took it without second thoughts! 

Oliver Lafont's Snowbound is the story of Santa and his three sons. The blurb begins by saying “Christmas is dying. The last Santa Claus had triplets who each inherited
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
My Honest Review:

Since childhood we have heard and associated Christmas with fat, pot-bellied, white bearded Santa, his reindeer, his elves and his laugh ho ho ho. We always picture him as a jovial old man who loves children and can never be mean to anyone. Whenever we mention Christmas we have an
inbuilt, typical image of Santa in his red and white robe, reindeer and elves in their green dress.

But Snowbound by Olivier Lafont is story of Santa’s three sons with a big twist.

Though it is a fi
Inderpreet Uppal
Nov 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Three brothers and all of them unfit so who will be Santa Claus? #Snowbound has a thought-provoking premise and is an adventurous read. #SNOWBOUND is about Santa Claus, and Christmas and how all of it could disappear. Oliver has woven Christmas and myths and magic, merging them to bring to life a delightful story of two boys, Adam and Zach who are trying to save Christmas.

The boys are magically transported to the realm of Santa and are surprised to find reindeers who talk, elves that are super n
Sunita Saldhana
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
“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.”

That’s how the blurb of the book starts. I was intrigued. Three possible Santa Clauses? It certainly looked interesting. And the book absolutely lives up to the promise.

Olivier Lafont’s book is fast paced, yet I had to read it slowly, because I did not want to miss any of the action packed adventures of Adam and Zach as they try to
Geeta Nair
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it

Plot/ Story-line: Ah! Refreshing. Never thought that a story involving Santa Claus and Christmas could be so thrilling that it would make me glued late into the night just to know the end. Slow at first, the story did pickup after the initial few chapters and then it was akin to riding a sledge pulled by Santa’s reindeer fast and thrilling.

The story has all the elements of a thriller combined with fantasy. There is magic, greed, treachery and in the midst of all these a subtle hint of lo
Reshma Ranjan
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Spellbound by Snowbound

I have always thought myself as a completely nonfantasy 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 this book is about Santa and elves and kids. Not very enthused. But I have wanted to try one book of author Lafont. And oh my, oh my, did this book take me completely by surprise. I was completely hooked the moment Adam and Zach tumbled through the out of ord
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Santa story with a twist written in simple English spiced with different languages and words like fever dream, qatiqtuqnuviyaananuq, a White Bear Cloud.
All the Christmas ingredients are there: Santa Claus, not one but three; elves; reindeers, both good and bad; children. This story has witches and magic also.
The story moves fast from one place to another and one character to another. There are a lot of characters and each Santa has a loyal reindeer. The story is long but once I got the hang of
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Olivier Lafont is a French author, screenplay writer, and actor living in Paris.

His novel 'Warrior' was published by Penguin Random House, and was shortlisted for the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize. He has just released his new contemporary romance novel 'Sweet Revenge' exclusively on Kindle. 'Purgatory: The Gun of God' is a fantasy novelette published in South Africa.

Lafont has written a number o

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