"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.
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Richard Gleaves never planned to be a novelist, but one Halloween he visited the real town of Sleepy Hollow and something bit him. He was standing in the Old Dutch Burying Ground, which according to legend isthe site of the Horseman's burial, when he was struck by a story, fullyformed, about the last descendant of Ichabod Crane returning to SleepyHollow.
Returning home, he started typing. The full tale (3enormous novels) took over half a million words and three years toachieve. The Jason Crane Sleepy Hollow Trilogy was written largely onsite as Richard returned over and over to the Hollow, walking around the modern town with a tape recorder-- rediscovering the haunts ofWashington Irving, writing scenes at 2 a.m. while wandering the gravesof the cemetery or dangling his legs off a broken colonial-era bridgedeep in the woods.
Jason Crane's Sleepy Hollow adventure was anadventure for its author as well, taking him down into old aqueducts, to historic societies and Hudson Valley landmarks. The "young adult" toneof Rise Headless and Ride gave way to darker mysteries and more adult themes in Bridge of Bones and General of the Dead and an entire universe opened up. A universe of hidden witches, a Great Curse, Headless Horseman, family secrets, murder, ancestral fortunes,puzzle locks, young love, and persistent everyday evils, all braidedtogether into a Halloween epic that's impossible to put down.
"Gleaves is a writer after my curmudgeonly historical yearning heart. He's done his homework on the lore and the locale. The novel leaps with spirits contemporary and haunted. Read this novel if you want something authentic of Sleepy Hollow and the Headless Horseman. Dare I say it, this should have been the book film makers used to retell old Irving's gem." -- Jonathan Kruk, Official Storyteller of Sleepy Hollow and author of "Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley"
"RH&R was one of the best books that I read in 2014. Gleaves has the ability to take a familiar story and make it completely new and fresh. Blending the normal, everyday life of a teenager with the supernatural in a way that would make Gaiman proud, Gleaves delivers over and over in this book." -- Hank Garner, author of Bloom and Mulligan
"I found myself waking early to read, just a little. Staying up late to read, just a little. Taking slightly too long for lunch at work to read, just a little more. It was such a fun read! I found myself breathless; turning the pages as quickly as I could to find out what was happening. I wholeheartedly cried at certain spots. I was red-faced with anger and hatred at times. It caught me off-guard and thrilled me. I enjoyed the hell out of it!" -- Kirsten Fresh-Winchester
"I'll admit I wasn't aware that Sleepy Hollow is an actual place in NewYork. I thought it was somewhere made up for the original "Legend" story. To find out it is a real village was a pleasant surprise. Somuch of this trilogy is featured around real places, or events thathappened, or people that truly existed.
There are layers uponlayers of references and clues to these along the way, that only pay off as you get to certain points. Once you reacht hese sections it makesyou want to go back and re-read bits to see how you missed them. Thereare probably other references that I didn't pick up on that would jumpout or be clearer on a second read.
The Salem Witch Trials, along with Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" are a couple of things hinted at throughout the narrative. Also theway the Tarot is used throughout the plot is superbly done and once itgets to "General of the Dead" you will wonder at the ingenuity of it all.
There is just so much attention to detail and planning that must have goneinto the development of this story that makes me really appreciate theefforts of the author. The way things have been integrated into thestory makes the world building that is taking place here appear to beonly a small part of a much larger universe.
We could be readingonly a portion of what has the potential to be an epic work of fiction. That is what excites me the most about this saga. There is so muchmore that can be explored further and I for one hope for plenty more tocome from the Jason Crane world."
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Descrizione libro Turtlebug Publishing, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 2nd edition. 330 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0615961630