TEASER TUESDAY: HORSEMAN BY CHRISTINA HENRY


Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker. We make it very easy to play along, it is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1: Grab your current read
2: Open to a random page
3: Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

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    My love for Washington Irving's The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow is great. I have several copies of the book, have seen probably every movie made, and even made my husband take me to Sleepy Hollow New York on vacation about 3 years ago. When I saw that there was a new book that was a re-telling, or a continuation of Sleepy Hollow, I knew I would want to read it, and I bought it the moment it was released.



THE HORSEMAN BY CHRISTINA HENRY

SUMMARY:

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 Crane out of town. Brom says that's just legend, the village gossips talking.

Twenty 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?


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I had to remind myself that Sander didn't know about anything that had happened to me since we saw Cristoffel's body. It seemed like I'd lived two lifetimes since that morning, but it had only been two days.
" The woods aren't safe anymore," I said " Not even during the day, or in the part, we like to play "
I sat close to him on the walk and talked low so moe of the nosy passerby could hear, and I told him all about finding the sheep and seeing Justus and the creature in the woods the day before.
" You saw it? "Sander's eyes were about the biggest they'd ever been.
" Not only did I see it, but it also tried to take me too, " I said and then I told him about last night's journey and how the creature had appeared in the clearing.


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I'd heard that there were still a few dark and unexplored places, places that hunters avoided. These men always said in loud voices that this was because there were no animals in those dark copses. But when they'd drunk a few glasses of ale and the lanterns were low they'd always whisper that they'd seen a shadow or heard a voice without a body or felt a cold chill on their nape, and the other men around the storyteller would nod and say the same thing happened to them.

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So far I am loving this book and can't wait to read it all.

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Comments

  1. I don't tend to read fantasy yet, this seems like a good one for October! enjoy

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  2. Sounds like a perfect book for Halloween!

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  3. Ooh that sounds good. I'll have to look into it further. My teaser is from The Orphan Witch by Paige Crutcher https://razzberrycoloredglasses.blogspot.com/2021/10/teaser-tuesday-orphan-witch-by-paige.html

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  4. Did you watch the series Sleepy Hollow? I loved it! This sounds like a great addition to sleep hollow lore!

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    1. I have watched it, and yes I really enjoyed it. My husband and I were just talking about rewatching it LOL

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