The Unknown Elf Kindle Edition
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From the Author
I'd always played with the idea of Santa and his elves,but it wasn't until The Santa Clause came out that I really thoughtabout how I'd like my version of the North Pole to be. The story came as a sort of daydream while I was riding the bus to school. I think it was middle school/junior high. We had a long bus ride.
Anyway, I'dplay out the opening scene in my head, over and over again, imagininghow it would look, every detail as if it were a movie. And from there, I just kind of "viewed" the story in my mind, like a mini series. I hadto do it that way because the whole story couldn't fit in during thecommute to and from school.
Over time, the characters evolvedfrom their very rough state to become the "people" they are now. I evenused to pretend I was Marie and would sometimes act like her at school. I had this music teacher who was totally chill with me doing that and wehad a sort of code so he'd know when I was pulling Marie out of mypsyche. On those days, I'd wear magnetic earrings. I don't usually wearjewelry. But on those days, he knew I was taking on the personae of that character.
I even kept a journal as if I were Marie, doing anobservation stint with the middle/junior high schoolers. (Check out theappendix of my book for a definition of what observers do.) I think Istill have some of those journals somewhere in a box. And who knows?Maybe I'll use them in a sequel someday.
Over all, The UnknownElf was an exploration of the myth of Santa and his elves. I hope itpushes things further for all my readers, and makes those charactersmore real, more human, in a way. At least that's my goal. And I hopethat everyone who reads it gets a feel for the real spirit of Christmasand the real version of the North Pole for how it should be.
About the Author
- ASIN : B00NX6FRRY
- Publication date : November 4, 2014
- Language: : English
- File size : 2656 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 200 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,898,091 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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This young adult novella was just not the book for me. I had a difficult time getting into the story. The story didn't flow well. Although it is a quick, clean read.
I won a copy. All views expressed are my honest opinion.
I give this book 5 stars and this is why. I love how this author gives a different spin on the whole North Pole and Santa theme. The Elves weren't your normal cute, loving elves. These were hard working with personality and one in particular had a rough character. This story was a darker book and I just really got into it. From the moment I started this book until the very end. I fell in love with the strong female elf character Marie. Clarence finds Marie in the snow almost dead. They had an instant connection he didn't understand. Marie has many scars and healing, she is trying to recover from. Santa makes Marie his Emergency Replacement. He knows she is hiding from something, but doesn't know what. Will it destroy the North Pole and Christmas is the question? Is Marie still in danger? This is a very unique story and I truly enjoyed it. I would highly recommend it.
~ Nicole ~ SNS Reviewer