SLEEPY HOLLOW: Rise Headless and Ride By Richard Gleaves

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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.

For anyone looking for the next Harry Potter or Hunger Games, look no further. Rise Headless and Ride, the first installment of the Jason Crane series, is an excellently written page turner that will appeal to both young adults and, well, not so young adults. Jason Crane is the last descendant of the legendary Ichabod Crane, of Washington Irving’s classic Legend of Sleepy Hollow. When his grandmother decides on a whim to relocate to modern day Sleepy Hollow, Jason’s ancestry is called into play. I won’t give anything away, as I don’t want to spoil any of the many surprises, but author Richard Gleaves immerses himself in classic American ghost lore while adding a contemporary twist to the tradition. In addition, every location mentioned in the story is a real place that can be visited in the real Sleepy Hollow. So it also serves as a kind of ghostly travelogue for anyone who cares to visit the town.

I can’t recommend this highly enough. I’m looking forward to the rest of the series. If there is any justice, the Jason Crane series will be the next big thing. I’m already imagining the cast of the inevitable film version!

About Don Sloan

I am a former journalist with a major daily newspaper and now am a full-time Indie book reviewer. I love to write, read, drink good wine, and take short naps in front of my fireplace here in the North Carolina mountains.
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