Horseman : a tale of Sleepy Hollow / Christina Henry.
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- ISBN: 9780593199787
- ISBN: 0593199782
- Physical Description: 302 pages ; 21 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2021.
"Revisit the village of Sleepy Hollow and discover that the oldest legends can be the hungriest, in this atmospheric, terrifying new novel from the author of Alice and The Girl in Red. Everyone in Sleepy Hollow knows about the Horseman, but no one really believes in him. Not even Ben Van Brunt's grandfather, Brom Bones, who was there when it was said the Horseman chased the upstart Ichabod Crane out of town-or snuffed out Crane's life by throwing his own head from a fell steed. Brom says that's just legend, the village gossips talking. More than thirty years after those storied events, the village is a quiet place. Fourteen-year-old Ben loves to play "Sleepy Hollow Boys," reenacting the events Brom once lived through. But then Ben and a friend stumble across the headless body of a child in the woods near the village, and the sinister discovery makes Ben question everything the adults in Sleepy Hollow have ever said. Could the Horseman be real after all? Or does something even more sinister stalk the woods?"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 September #1
Henry follows Near the Bone (2021) with a historical, dark fantasy regeneration of Washington Irving's famous tale surrounding Ichabod Crane's terrifying encounter with the Headless Horseman. Crane disappeared but his presence lingers on and even after thirty years, Sleepy Hollow remains a magical place with an enduring sense of wonder and acceptance of horror. Fourteen-year-old Bente, who prefers to go by Ben, is the grandchild of Brom Van Brunt and Katrina Van Tassel, the other two thirds of the original romantic triangle. Having never known her parents, Ben wants to be just like her larger-than-life grandfather but Katarina insists she learn to comport herself like a young lady. Brom has always scoffed at the villagers' superstitious belief in the Horseman, but after the discovery of a dismembered body in the forest, Ben is convinced something elseâsomething even more dangerous than the Horsemanâis haunting Sleepy Hollow. Is the legendary night rider responsible for the gruesome mutilation of a young boy? Fans of gothic horror will be eager to follow Ben into the woods. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
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