{The Elf: Max Dune}The ELf by Max Dune
Published by David & Duke Publishing LLC on October 20, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 318
Format: eBook
Source: Gift
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{Synopsis} – Elves are dying in the North Pole, and none of their scientists can find a cure. They believe it’s a virus, unleashed by a powerful enemy. All signs point to Jack Frost, who’s been biding his time from afar. Watching. Waiting. Plotting. One brave elf, to save his kind, will venture out to meet evil in the eye. But he uncovers a mystery more dangerous than he could have ever imagined. Now Lucian must join a group of warriors and fight. Fuego; a flame-wielding pyro.Tiktok; a brilliant bomb expert, Yuriko; a deadly ninja assassin. And Bullets; a hot-headed gun aficionado. These unlikely heroes must learn to work together and defeat the rising evil. Or Christmas will soon be lost…forever.

{My thoughts} – Jack Frost is an assumed villain in this tale. Lucian is the assumed hero of this tale and Santa is the Jolly ole guy that is suppose to protect everyone and have everyone’s best interests at heart. However, the more I read the more I started to learn that it was a completely different situation all together.

I really enjoyed being drawn into the world that was created. I enjoyed getting to know all of the characters. I enjoyed the laughs, the tears and the hardships as I felt them along with each of the characters. I was eager to read through to the next page, in order to see what was going to come of this creative spin on Christmas.

It was a highly enjoyable read, there are some places within the pages that seem to rushed and could have used more creative word building to help keep the images the author was trying to portray. There are also some places that seem to have too much creativity poured into them, making it slightly difficult to keep up with the changing imagery. However, for the most part it was well written, it was a well thought out story and was a rather enjoyable read. I look forward to reading this book again in the near future.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.