“Nick the Saint” is Steam Punk Meets Santa Claus with Fabulous Results!


“Nick the Saint” may need a genre all its own. It’s an adventure story, set in a gritty, steam punk version of a New York style city in the early industrial age. It’s a love story between an unloved boy and a coveted girl. It’s an epic good versus evil where the good guy is knocked down over and over but never out. All in all, “Nick the Saint” is a fresh, fun and engrossing novel for the Young Adult market. Young Nick Clause never knew his parents due to a tragic accident. His father’s greedy assistant takes the boy, and his assets, and never tells Nick the truth. Eventually, Nick rebels and the greedy Fergus gets him thrown in jail. What follows is an entertaining, engaging and excellently written story that will keep readers turning pages. While I believe this book is marketed as Young Adult, there’s too much to enjoy here to keep it in that category. The steam punk elements have a touch of wry humor to them as they begin to re-create some of the more recognizable elements of that other Claus like the sled and red coat. Author Anthony Szpak creates memorable characters that you will both love and love to hate!
“Nick the Saint” is an excellent choice for fantasy readers of middle grades and up. It is gritty, grimy and altogether a great read!
This book was provided to me by the publisher for this review. The opinions, however, are entirely my own!

2 responses to ““Nick the Saint” is Steam Punk Meets Santa Claus with Fabulous Results!

  1. I agree. It’s an excellent read and is very well written! Can’t wait for the next one!

  2. I just love spending time with the ones I love. Not about all the other commercial stuff, mind you I love chocolate!!!!

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