Winterwood by JG Faherty

Winterwood (Childhood Fears) - JG Faherty

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Anders Bach observes the old ways when it comes to christmas. He has the scars to prove that Krampus and Winterwood exists but his family are tired of his frightening tales. His grandchildren venture outside at night and are kidnapped by the Yule lads and taken to Winterwood for the Soltice feast. It is up to Anders to find them and bring them back before it's too late.

This was quite an enjoyable novella, I really liked the use of Christmas mythology especially as it was a sharp contrast to the usual holiday celebrations. I thought that Anders character was well done and I liked how his own experiences from his childhood started the novella.

Although I enjoyed the mythology I did think it was slightly overdone with too many antagonists which ended up affecting the flow of the story. The middle portion of the read was worse affected by this and I found myself unable to concentrate properly on the story.

A fun tale that would be better released at Christmas instead of May, interesting mythology but too much going on character wise which affected the overall flow.