Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Book Review: Fraud at Snowfields by Daniel Klock

Fraud at Snowfields
By Daniel Klock
Publisher: Dr. Daniel Klockenbrink
Published: Sept. 29, 2013

Amazon Synopsis:

Bluerorcs! Six, seven, a dozen? He cannot tell because the tiny bright blue explosions of light keep blinding him. Will, running as fast as he can. Flashes of blue, flashes of yellow, brilliant flashes of blue and yellow together like fireworks—Will is as frightened as he has ever been. He keeps running... 

Only a short time after a strange nightmare Will again feels like he is caught in a dream—but this time the best dream he has ever had. For Mr Chevalier visits him at his parents' house to invite him to join the White Christmas Organisation—the secret organisation that handles the production and delivery of the Christmas presents and that is headed by Father Christmas himself. Will had always been a firm believer in the magic of Christmas and now he is on his way to be part of it all as he begins his job training at Snowfields. And—while traveling with the amazing cloud-based delivery system—he has no idea what other wonders he is going to see or what he is getting himself into... 

For just as he is having the time of his life with his new friends at his new school with amazing subjects as well as hard hands-on training, he is caught up in the biggest conspiracy Snowfields has seen in decades. 

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My Thoughts:

Fraud at Snowfields is a great Christmas novel for tweenagers and teens. It’s full of Christmas magic and mystery. Imagine being invited to attend school where you are trained to assist Santa Claus himself! That would be so much fun! Will Burns receives the invitation and is amazed by all the wonders he sees at the school in Snowfields. What he doesn’t expect is the mystery and intrigue he ends up being involved in and the danger the conspiracy puts him in.

The author has a wonderful imagination and brings this book to life beautifully. He describes each scene in detail without becoming tedious. The scenes flow smoothly and logically. The pace of the book was quite fast-paced which I thought was important for preteen and teenagers whose attention spans are sometimes short.

I loved the action and mystery in this novel and the unexpected twists and turns. Even finding out how the presents on Christmas Eve were delivered was surprising.

Christmas, magic and mystery. Can you ask for anything more? I loved Fraud at Snowfields.  I thought the ending left the possibility for a sequel and I would really love to see one. I gave this book 5 stars out of 5. I highly recommend it.

Thank you to the author for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author:

Daniel Klock is an emergency room trauma surgeon and, as he says “against all odds –(his book) is not bloody in the least, but full of the magic of Christmas”.

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1 comment :

  1. In fact one of them actually ran and hid when I went to personally speak to him, Otto ran and locked the door,