Amidst the blood and carnage of battle, the barrier between the world of the living and the world of the dead grows thin, and, occasionally, something slips through. Although usually dismissed as fantasy or fairy tale, history contains numerous stories of violent warriors, decapitated in battle, who return from the dead to terrorize the living. The ancient Irish called theAmidst the blood and carnage of battle, the barrier between the world of the living and the world of the dead grows thin, and, occasionally, something slips through. Although usually dismissed as fantasy or fairy tale, history contains numerous stories of violent warriors, decapitated in battle, who return from the dead to terrorize the living. The ancient Irish called these malevolent spirits dullahan, but in English they are generally called headless horsemen. This book presents the history of these rare and dangerous undead warriors, explaining how and why they were created, describing their strengths and limitations, and finally revealing how they can be defeated. It also examines the best-documented encounters with these spirits, including the most famous and enduring manifestation, the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow....
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The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow Reviews
I love Osprey Publications. Sometimes you get legitimate military history (I loved their books on medieval soldiers when I was younger), and sometimes you get things like 'The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow' by Mark A. Latham.The book starts with the origins of the story by Washington Irving, then goes into how Irving ends up vanquishing the Headless Horseman. With his newfound monster hunting skills, he starts to research other headless horsemen and this leads him to Europe and beyond. He teams up with the Brothers Grimm to take on vengeful spirits. Other similar ghosts from Mexico to Asia are discussed. The book ends with a list of books and film inspired by the story.There are tons of creepy illustrations of the various headless creatures. I like the idea of Irvingbeing a monster hunter and belonging to secret societies. it was a fun read.I received a review copy of this ebook from Osprey Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
3.25-3.5 StarsA brief YA historical account of Washington Irving's Sleepy Hollow Headless Horseman and a collection of other headless horsemen throughout history and all over the world. It's very interesting, especially the Grimm Brothers overlap, but I wish it was longer. Some great illustrations are included and there's a short list for further reading and film adaptations at the end of the book. For young readers, supernatural fans, and those of us who enjoy all things Sleepy Hollow.Net Galley Feedback
Enjoyable "research" on Washington Irving's career as a ghost hunter of not only the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow but of also his following research into other headless legends and his battles in defeating them.
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley This book is a little strange. It’s partly fiction, but the important aspects aren’t. They are, in fact, a rather good look at the sources and inspiration for Irving’s famous story, “The Headless Horseman”. Latham portrays Washington Irving a la Gilliam’s Brothers Grimm, as a ghost or supernatural badass hunter, who relies more on his intelligence than his physical ability. It’s this part of the book that falls a little flat for the adult reader. The section might be more entertaining for a teen or pre-teen. The story itself used to frame the information that the book transmits is geared toward the younger audience, an adult might find the story amusing enough, but there is better fiction out there. Latham makes connections between Irving’s story and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight as well as other European traditions. There is even background itself to the area of Sleepy Hollow and early New York State history. In short, I can see a teacher using this in a classroom to expand upon the legend of Sleepy Hollow. It also would make a good Halloween present. It also includes a further reading and viewing section.
I didn't know what I was getting into when I started this book, I just knew I was a fan of Sleepy Hollow and wanted to give this book a shot. It was well written and well researched. It was an interesting take on Irving's life and I did find it quite interesting. I would recommend this book to fans of Sleepy Hollow or the supernatural. 4 out of 5 stars.
The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, a new book in the Dark series from Osprey Publishing, not only explores the possible truth behind the legend, but also weaves a yarn of author Washington Irving himself as a supernatural investigator.Here's my full review: http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2015/10/14...
Relatively short - some decent material as a kick off for a call of Cthulhu or Arcanum style game