London Book Festival Honorable Mention
Liam Alexander returned home one late December evening dejected. The reading of his grandfather’s will was frustrating and even worse, fruitless. The lawyers took everything. His only consolation was a bundled pack of old, yellowing papers in a cracked, manila folder. Little did he and his wife, Rachel, know of the odyssey for which they were about to embark. Hidden within those brittle pages was a haunting revelation of massive historical significance about a reclusive shopkeeper with questionable sanity whose great love for children would change the world forever.
All legend has its basis in truth. The story of Santa Claus is no different. For centuries, speculation and folklore have kindled the imaginations of both young and old – all around the world – about a Saint; a Saint for the children. Was he a humble Greek bishop? Or was he something more mystical, possessing characteristics of a God? The truth is actually quite simple…or is it? For a heart this pure can only be wrought by the flames of hell.
There is a beauty in the darkness.
What People Say
“It was like unwrapping a present—excitement building as you imagine what’s inside—and NOT being disappointed! Epic, haunting and unpredictable. Everything you’d want in a great book!” —Lisa VanderSchaaf, Adjunct Professor, Rockford University
“A stunning insight into the man who started it all. I felt as if I was holding the heart of Santa Claus in my hands. I believe!” —Gina Stull, Principal, St. Mary’s School