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SLEEPY HOLLOW: Rise Headless and Ride (Jason Crane Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Richard Gleaves
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (205 customer reviews)

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Jason Crane Book Two "SLEEPY HOLLOW: Bridge of Bones" is NOW ON SALE!

NOTE: This E-Book edition INCLUDES "THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW" by Washington Irving (full text) and an online MAP of all the locations in the novel.

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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"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 hauntedRead 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"

About the Author

RICHARD GLEAVES is the composer, lyricist and playwright of Dorian, World and Time Enough, The Golden Days, Oswald on Ice, Omniscience and Adrenaline Junkie. He is winner of BMI's 2004 Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement, and is composer-in-residence for New Music New York. In collaboration with Guides Who Know, Richard is editor and composer of Monuments of Manhattan, a videoguide for Android devices. Jason Crane: Rise Headless and Ride is his first novel.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3208 KB
  • Print Length: 364 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Turtlebug Publishing (March 14, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J0W6S3M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,849 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Rational Supernatural September 9, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is one of those stories tailor made for the young reader in people like me. As a teenager, I devoured suspense, thriller and horror stories. The sense of excitement and wonder were what hooked me in those stories as a kid, and Richard Gleaves' enticing new take on Sleepy Hollow, with a geeky but compelling protagonist, drew me in from the beginning.

It would be unfair to reveal too much of the plot, so instead I'll say that the idea of setting this new Sleepy Hollow tale in the modern age was excellent and well executed. Though many of the characters are teenagers, making this story accessible to the YA fiction readers, it also tackles important themes of individuality, rationality and learning to trust one's best judgement even in the face of horrors and self doubt.

In Jason Crane, Gleaves has created a new hero worthy of the title. I LOVED how he threw Jason into one precarious and deadly situation after another, only to watch him come out victorious every time. I look forward to the following books in the series, but until then, I invite readers to savour this one and by all means, tell a friend!
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The next great supernatural series September 9, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
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!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down September 10, 2013
By Sal
Format:Kindle Edition
Great read!
Of course I knew the essence of Irving's Sleepy Hollow but I had never read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow before picking up _Jason Crane: Rise Headless and Ride_ so I didn't know what to expect. Gleaves tells a great story that kept me wanting to keep reading--good characters, evil characters, suspenseful plot.
This book even got me recently to visit Sleepy Hollow in NY, twice--spending hours wandering the cemetery and town brought to life by Gleaves and Jason Crane.
This Halloween, I plan to participate in their Halloween festivities as I recall Jason Crane's adventure.
I'm looking forward to rereading it as soon as possible.
And I eagerly await Book 2.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for book two September 14, 2013
By Chris S
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Depending on what you are looking for in a horror book will really decide how much you enjoy this book (and eventual series). If your idea of horror is the more blood and gore the better then this probably isn't for you. Now on the other hand if you want a book that is one part Harry Potter with a healthy dose of Stephen King (the older stuff) then you are in for some great storytelling.
Pros: It is well written and is thought provoking. There is just enough mystery and suspense to make it hard to put down and when the book is over you are left wanting to jump right into the rest of the series. The characters are well developed and by the end of the story you feel like you know them which only adds to the tension about where the book is heading.
Cons: The biggest issue I had with the book is that I have to wait for the rest of the series. I am serious when I say I had a hard time putting it down and wasn't ready for the book to end. The book also starts off a little slow and the author's writing style was a bit different than my typical reading which took some adjustment but once I got into it I didn't notice anymore.
There isn't much more I can say but if you have any interest in ghost stories, horror, or something a little more adult than Harry Potter then I highly recommend you read the first of the Jason Crane series. I am looking forward to reading many more novels from the author in the years to come.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book! September 19, 2013
By Cricket
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I received this book free from Bookbub. I love a good ghost story with Halloween right around the corner I thought it would get me in the mood for the Halloween season. I love the Legend Sleepy Hollow at least Disney's version! THIS book was absolutely wonderful, I have found a new writer whose books I can't wait to read.The characters in this book are well-written, the town is so very well described you feel like you are right there with Jason, Joey, Kate and Zef. Even with the story of an old legend it still has plenty of modern day evil mixed in, deceit, stealing, lying and murder. I can't wait for book 2. This is a story within a story, You might want to read it with the windows closed, rusting leaves, full moons and crisp air will probably have your imagination wondering if you might have heard hoof-beats on a old wooden bridge!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books that I read in 2014!
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. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Hank Garner
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read!
I enjoyed the mystery in this book. It made me stay up way to late a few nights! A good mystery is always a good read!
Published 5 days ago by carolyn
4.0 out of 5 stars Good start
Took awhile to get started but with likable characters, it was worth the wait for the story to start moving
Published 6 days ago by Hillary Peebles
5.0 out of 5 stars truly pulls you in and you feel like you are there watching the story...
Just finished Rise Headless and Ride and cannot wait to read the sequel. The author, Richard Gleaves, truly pulls you in and you feel like you are there watching the story unfold. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Tina Reed
5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping thriller by author Richard Gleaves
Sleepy Hollow: Rise Headless and Ride was a gripping novel by author Richard Gleaves. If you're looking for a book with great suspense and mystery, twists, excellent character... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Gregory Lechner
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
So happy I found this author on kindle unlimited. This and the second in the series (also available on ku) are brilliant reads with instantly likeable heroes and very easy to... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Alex Reid
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth the Read!!!
Rise Headless and Ride was such a wonderful, fun read! An exciting mix of suspense, horror, and paranormal all mashed together to form this epic story placed around the Sleepy... Read more
Published 8 days ago by DaniGirl
5.0 out of 5 stars great read! definitely sticking with this series
The exciting beginning to the story of Jason Crane. I loved the relationship of Jason and his grandmother and meeting the characters that will develope into so much more in book... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great revival of Sleepy Hollow
My knowledge of the legend, Sleepy Hollow, is only to the extent of the TV series on Fox and the movie adaptation by Johnny Depp. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Nickyrian
5.0 out of 5 stars *UPDATE* Two Stars
I know my first review leaves a lot to be desired but after 50 pages I just wasn't getting into the book. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Mercedes
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RICHARD GLEAVES is the composer, lyricist and playwright of Dorian, World and Time Enough, The Golden Days, Oswald on Ice, Omniscience and Adrenaline Junkie. He is winner of BMI's 2004 Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement, and is composer-in-residence for New Music New York.

In collaboration with Guides Who Know, Richard is editor and composer of Monuments of Manhattan, a videoguide for Android devices.

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