Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway – The Christmas Chronicles by Tim Slover

In this new holiday classic, Tim Slover crafts a marvelous, magical novel about how Santa Claus became the man he is today. After reading The Christmas Chronicles, you’ll believe all over again in the magic of the season.

Snow is falling, and the clock ticks toward midnight on Christmas Eve while countless children, too excited to sleep, anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus. But in Tim Slover’s deeply charming and utterly thrilling new novel, that’s the end rather than the beginning of the story. In this richly imagined tale of Santa’s origins, the man in full finally emerges. The Christmas Chronicles is at once an action-packed adventure, an inspiring story of commitment and faith, and a moving love story.

It all starts in 1343, when the child Klaus is orphaned and adopted by a craftsmen’s guild. The boy will grow to become a master woodworker with an infectious laugh and an unparalleled gift for making toys. His talent and generosity uniquely equip him to bestow hundreds of gifts on children at Christmas—and to court the delightful Anna, who enters his life on a sleigh driven by the reindeer Dasher and becomes his beloved wife.

Still, all is not snowfall and presents. Klaus will be shadowed by the envious Rolf Eckhof, who will stop at nothing to subvert him. But in the end, Santa’s magic is at last unleashed, flying reindeer come to his aid, and an epic battle between good and evil is waged in the frosty Christmas skies.

By turns enchanting, hair-raising, and inspirational, The Christmas Chronicles is a beguiling tale destined to become a holiday favorite for the ages.

About Author Tim Slover:

Tim Slover is a writer and professor of theater at the University of Utah. His plays have been produced off-Broadway and in theaters throughout the United States and in London, where he spends part of each year. His wife, usefully, is a marriage and family therapist, and their two sons were the original audience for The Christmas Chronicles. For the purposes of yuletide decorating, each Christmas, Slover continues to cut a few pine boughs at an undisclosed location.

You can learn more about Tim and The Christmas Chronicles by visiting the Publisher’s website.

Book Review:

If you are looking for a book that tells you the “truth” about Santa Claus this is it.  How does Santa really deliver all the gifts on Christmas Eve?  How did Santa & Mrs. Claus meet?  Can reindeer really fly?  Does Rudolph’s nose really glow?  All these and many more questions are answered in this sure to be holiday classic.  Author Tim Slover has woven a wonderful Christmas tale that once and for all separates the fact from the fiction regarding Santa Claus.  Learn how Santa Claus became the legend he is now.  What started as a simple woodworker who made toys for a village of children grew into something legendary and magical.  A story that will delight adults as well as children.

Content: Clean Read

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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Classical 89 has turned this book into an 8 part radio dramatization.  Visit Classical 89 from now until January 2nd for program air times and on demand listening.  I just listened to the first episode and it was very well done!

Book Giveaway:
One copy of The Christmas Chronicles by Tim Slover
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