Book #114: Sleepy Hollow: Rise Headless and Ride by Richard Gleaves

NOTE: This E-Book edition INCLUDES “THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW” by Washington Irving (full text)! 

“May I present the Last Descendant of Ichabod Crane…” 

JASON CRANE just turned seventeen years old. 

He’s a STAR WARS fan and a history geek. He doesn’t believe in ghosts or the afterlife. He doesn’t believe in psychic powers or tarot cards. He doesn’t believe in the Headless Horseman. 

But Sleepy Hollow will change all that. Because Jason Crane has a heritage to claim. Jason Crane has a Gift to discover. And Jason Crane has an old enemy who will RISE HEADLESS AND RIDE. 

THE JASON CRANE SERIES re-invents and re-imagines classic American ghost literature. Sleepy Hollow, Salem (“The House of the Seven Gables” and the infamous witch trials), and haunted Washington D.C. and Baltimore (“The Fall of the House of Usher” and other works of Edgar Allen Poe.) 

The series is set in and among the real-life sights and Halloween events of the modern-day locations. Perfect for planning Halloween tourism! Every place mentioned in Book #1 exists for you to explore: Gory Brook Road, the Tarrytown Lighthouse, the ruin of the Horseman Bridge, the grave of Washington Irving, Patriot’s Park, Philipsburg Manor and the haunted Burying Ground of the Old Dutch Church. 

This eBook edition includes an online MAP of the sights mentioned in the story so that you can follow along or plan a trip. Step into the REAL village of Sleepy Hollow and the world of Jason Crane.

Talk about a wild ride! This book took me two months to read. It’s not because it was boring. Oh no, Gleaves does not bore his readers.

It’s because I was that emotionally involved. Every time something bad was going to happen to Jason Crane, I ended up turning it off (I had it in audio) and taking a breather. Sometimes that breather took a day or two. It was my way of reminding myself that I wasn’t in Sleepy Hollow with Jason. I wasn’t experiencing what he was going through. I was a reader only glimpsing at this fantastic world crafted by Gleaves.

Yes, I’m going that in depth with this book. It definitely had me going. No doubt about it. And, when I was finally done with it, I instantly bought the second audiobook. Have I started it? Not yet.

Now, as for this book . . . the writing is amazing. It has perfect funny moments, terrific horror, and is told similar to the legend the story is inspired from. We have spirits, psychic abilities, and an epic grandmother. All of the characters are memorable.

As if I didn’t want to visit Sleepy Hollow before, this book definitely makes me want to go more. I’m even thinking that maybe when I do, I just might have to listen to the audiobook again to get me in the mood. Richard Gleaves, I applaud you.

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