Monday, October 29, 2012

Sleepy Hollow High by Christopher Golden and Ford Lytle Gilmore

The Headless Horseman has returned to Sleepy Hollow just in time for Halloween.  When Aimee and Shane Lancaster discover the stuff of legends has come back to threaten their sleepy little town, there will be no rest for the siblings or their friends until they have stopped the onslaught - and they might not all live to tell the tale.

The Sleepy Hollow High series by Christopher Golden and Ford Lytle Gilmore offers twists, turns, and things that go bump in the night. Small town, new folks, old grudges, family ties, legendary hauntings, running through the woods - check, check, and check! All four Sleepy Hollow High books - Horseman, Drowned, Mischief, and Enemies - are quick reads, perfect for reluctant readers who are looking for something spooky to read. As someone who enjoys the original story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving and who loves Christopher Golden's writing, I raced through these books.

I also look forward to seeing what Fringe creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci do with Washington Irving; they too are working on a new adaptation of the story of Sleepy Hollow for a television pilot now. If that pilot airs and goes to series, you bet I'll tune in...but I'll be wishing that Aimee and Shane Lancaster were part of the show, too!

Also out just in time for Halloween: Father Gaetano's Puppet Catechism, an illustrated novella by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden. Stock up on their previous collaborations, the gothic Baltimore (vampire-meets-Hans-Christian-Andersen-retelling) and the steampunk-tinged Joe Golem and the Drowning City. You won't be disappointed!

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