From one of the most original voices in fantastic fiction, Lambent Light Publishing presents Robert Devereaux’s third novel about Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny, SANTA CLAUS SAVES THE WORLD. [PLEASE NOTE: Robert’s Santa Claus novels are NOT for children.]
From Tim Byrd: “Devereaux is a wonderful writer, and constantly amazes with his inventiveness. His treatment of what you might call the mechanics of wonder, the way magic actually works in his literary world, is earthy in its matter-of-factness and lovely in its effects. His characters are full-bodied and layered, his depiction of the sacred both accessible and transcendent, and his allowance for redemption for any and all entities, no matter how saddled by personal weakness they may be, is more truly spiritual than any boxset of Touched by An Angel could ever be. In his SANTA novels, Devereaux has crafted a literary universe unlike anything else on the shelves, and it's a universe I'll revisit any chance I get.”
And from the back cover:
Santa’s and his stepdaughter Wendy’s removal of homophobia from the world has been undone, so stubbornly entrenched is the pull of inhumanity in the human race. Worse, bad behavior of all kinds has so increased that human nastiness is quickly approaching a tipping point beyond which there is no recovery.
After a series of skilled negotiations, Santa is given divine dispensation to pitch in at heaven’s Psyche Factory, offering his well-honed tinkering skills to Hephaestus—the dispenser of psyches to the newborn—by reworking the foundational under-psyche given to all infants and the unique over-psyche joined to it at birth.
But despite help from the Easter Bunny, obstacles continue to crop up. The Tooth Fairy, still enraged at Santa’s jilting of her and at being forbidden to unleash venomous hatred upon sleeping children, recruits helpers to foil Santa’s plans: a new imp spawned from her hellish womb and a renegade from the legions of Golden Girls who transport psyches to and from Hephaestus’ workbench.
In a race against time, redemptive hopes for all of humanity hang in the balance.
Santa Claus Saves the World is superbly narrated by Chet Williamson, with more than 70 audiobooks to his credit. They include this author’s Oedipus Aroused: Homer’s Long-Lost Erotic Epic, Santa Steps Out: A Fairy Tale for Grown-Ups, and Santa Claus Conquers the Homophobes.