Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Publication Date: August 12, 2013
Origins: From Author for Review
Book Links: Amazon
Synopsis: Katrina’s still haunted by her encounter with the Headless Horseman - the night he beckoned to her. Now he has risen again, slashing heads and terrorizing the quiet countryside.
Her only joy during this dismal darkness comes when Ichabod Crane, a gorgeous young man from Connecticut, moves to Sleepy Hollow and their attraction turns to romance.
When the Horseman marks Ichabod as his next victim, Katrina, despite dangerous efforts to save him, sees no other choice than for them to flee.
But the Horseman awaits. Now it’s up to her to sever the horror and alter the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Review: The Headless Horseman had been dormant in Sleepy Hollow for years, until the night Katrina Van Tassel sees him one night. Now the Horseman rides again and the first victim is the school teacher. When the new teacher from Connecticut, Ichabod Crane, arrives he creates quite a stir among the female population. Yet he also attracts the attention of the Headless Horseman and Katrina will do anything to save Ichabod from the villagers and the Horseman.
‘Severed’ is an interesting take on the traditional tale by Washington Irvine, ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’. The bare bones of the story and the character names and descriptions were similar, but that’s where the similarity ends. Katrina and Ichabod seemed a bit modern for the setting of the story. Even so, the author has created a dark and terrifying story with a very strong emotional impact. The ending was definitely not what I expected, but it does make for a strange twist. ‘Severed’ will interest fans of the Sleepy Hollow tale and fans of semi-historical horror!