At the grand old age of nine Oliver Winter knew that his world was devoid of magic. Tooth Fairies, Easter Bunnys and Father Christmas - all complete nonsense, with no basis in science whatsoever. He'd tried to capture evidence of such phenomena for years and never recorded a thing that couldn't be proved to be a hoax.
As he neared the end of primary school, his big sister and parents seemed to be wrapped up in their own lives and Oliver felt down in the dumps as he navigated an increasingly confusing world.
That is until one January night Enzo, a top agent of the secret Order of Saint Nicholas, paid him a visit and opened his eyes to a hidden world where science can seem like magic. Recruited by Enzo's organisation to do good deeds all year long, Oliver is soon uncovering incredible truths and making his own and other lives better - by unlocking the hidden potential of children around the globe.
But it seems that not all kids have the right stuff. As spring blooms into summer, Megan, Oliver's sister falls under the spell of a misfit band, who distrust the Order of St. Nick and want to see it exposed and discredited.
Their leader, the sinister Arthur MacGregor, warns Megan that her brother and in fact, the world is in grave danger. Only he and his group of 'Santa Stoppers' can turn Enzo's technology against him and save the planet from 'alien' influence.
Who is right? The Winter children are soon pitched against each other, while trying to keep the whole incredible situation a secret from mum and dad. A battle in plain sight rages through the family.
Can Oliver and his new friend Enzo, turn Megan from the dark and prevent a disaster that will change the world forever? Or will the revelation of ancient secrets end everything that we know?
The Science of Santa Claus is book 1 in the Winter Family saga and is now available to enjoy as an audiobook, narrated by the incredible Nathaniel Ascher.
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