3 out of 4 stars
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Who is Krampus? Has he really found the North Pole? Is Santa in danger? And, yet again, we’re left to wonder: What will Noel do next?
Picking up from the chill-inducing cliffhanger from The Elf Archive, Jordan David’s The Elf Coup answers some of those burning questions and, once again, adds more to the mix. Book three of The Magi Charter brings shock, Christmas spirit, and an intensity that will keep you hooked.
Shortly after the North Pole receives a letter from the mysterious Krampus, word spreads throughout the complex. Santa is still not back from his honeymoon, and search teams are working to locate him before the creature can wreak havoc in their merry home.
For Noel Night, the mysteries are piling up higher than ever, but he’s finding as many answers as he can. With the help of Anna and the other council elders, Noel discovers new places and secrets. His department is started, and his goals are starting to change. The innocence in his love of books and discovering the truth is no longer the driving factor of his actions. Now, Noel must prepare to fight back against Mistletoe Green directly. He must prepare to save the North Pole as the Council chose him to do.
Mistletoe’s diabolical plans finally come to light. Runes, polar bears, files on elves’ human pasts, and more will play into the coup this book is titled after. The excitement was increasingly hard to walk away from. This is a book you will not want to put down, regardless of the time of year.
The Elf Coup also gives more perspective from other elves. David includes sections following elves we have never seen before as well as some common characters like Evergreen and Mistletoe. The change in focus onto these characters adds depth into the events of the North Pole and builds up the characters in ways that would not be possible if they were seen through Noel’s point of view.
I give The Elf Coup by Jordan David 3 out of 4 stars. With each book, the series becomes much more enticing. If it were not for editing mistakes, this book would absolutely be a full 4 out of 4 stars. The magic of the world David has created is addictive.
The ultimate takeaway: Old legends, human world excursions, and devious plans are exposed. Every chapter will leave you wanting more. Christmas is still a ways away, but this is an amazing read for any time of year.
The Elf Coup - Book Three of the Magi Charter
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