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Sleepy Hollow: Children of the Revolution

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When Ichabod Crane, a soldier from the Colonial Army, is resurrected from his grave, more than two centuries after he was killed in battle, he partners with Lieutenant Abbie Mills of the Sleepy Hollow Police Department to fight the evil forces that have taken hold of the town.
It’s a cold day in January, and Ichabod visits Patriots Park for a moment of peace. Instead, he
Paperback, 292 pages
Published September 30th 2014 by Broadway Books
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Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
The story in this book takes place after the episode "The Golem" and before the episode "The Vessel".

A Coven of witches is collecting Congressional Cross's to use in a spell to bring the witch Serilda back. It is up Abbie, Crane, Jenny, and Irving have to stop Serilda from resurrecting.

I enjoyed reading about Crane and Abbie mostly because I'm looking forward to season 2. It took me a while to realize that Serilda was the witch whose bones was burned in an episode. I would have liked it mentione
Sep 30, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Sleepy Hollow: Children of the Revolution is a book that is related to the TV show, Sleepy Hollow. It takes place after the episode The Golem, and it does reference previous episodes so it is good to at least watch an episode or two of the show to get your bearings.

Children of The Revolution follows Ichabod Crane and Lieutenant Abbie Mills as they race to stop a coven of witches who are trying to resurrect their leader, the witch Serilda of Abaddon who was burned at the stake by collec
Anthony Schultz
Adaptations hardly ever do the source material justice. In fact, they often do just the opposite. They bomb. They are truly awful. Video game adaptations of film and televisions suck. Film adaptations of video usually bomb as well— Truly bad.

Books are not exempt from this unwritten rule, either. More often than not, novelizations of films and televisions are usually half-assed…they’re easy ways for publishers and TV shows to make a quick buck. Hardcore fans love ‘em, because they fill in on the
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
First of all, I'm a huge fan of the tv series! So I really enjoyed this book! I could hear and see the characters in my mind while I was reading:) And love those Crane rants! If you love the tv series, you'll get a kick out of this one :)
Nov 23, 2014 rated it liked it

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Hiatus? What hiatus? No need to wait for January for a needed dose of #Ichabbie.

If you’re not familiar with Fox’s version of Sleepy Hollow, here’s a short summary:
As with Washington Irving’s original, Ichabod Crane meets the Headless Horseman in the eponymous town in the Hudson River Valley. Though in this version, Crane is now a soldier and spy for rebel forces in 1776, and Headless is a Hessian mercenary working for the Crown. Oh, an
Jul 30, 2014 rated it liked it
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One thing I want to say in advance: I haven't seen anything from the TV series yet, so I'm not able to make comparisons or decide whether or not DeCandido captures the spirit of the series well. I'm however, after reading, quite curious to see the series, so I'll give it a try.

Ichabod Crane wakes two centuries after he died in battle to find the world changed quite a bit. When he receives a vision from his dead wife to go and find the C
This book was an easy read - too easy actually, as it took me just a couple of hours to read the whole thing. An easy read doesn't make it a bad book though, and this certainly was fine as a TV tie-in novelisation.

Ichabod Crane gets a warning from his wife Katrina that forces are conspiring to resurrect a powerful witch that was destroyed by the Witnesses way back in the second episode of the first season (I had to look this up as I honestly didn't remember this at all, but then it has been a w
Aug 12, 2014 rated it liked it

If you’ve ever read a movie or tv tie-in, there’s a pretty solid chance you’ve read something written by DeCandido before. I’d like to know who to talk to about getting a job writing professional fanfiction. How fun, right? Before anyone comments, that’s not a dig at DeCandido and his skill or at fanfic, so shoosh.

I’ve read a couple other books by this author (Supernatural tie-ins. Shout out to Dean Winchester! Call me!) and he has a knack for nailing the voice of the characters we’ve come to kn
Aug 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Just a few things I know very little about - history (especially the American one), the Bible....and fanfiction. I always thought it’s just what the name implies – amateur fans writing out their personal fantasies about existing characters. I honestly had no clue that there are actual professional fanfiction writers out there, the writer of Sleepy Holl
Ginny  Gallagher
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
My Review
I'm a big fan of the Fox TV Network show, Sleepy Hollow and was excited to have the chance to visit with Ichabod and Abbie while I waited for the show to return from holiday.

My guess is that Sleepy Hollow: Children of the Revolution takes place between episode 10: The Golem and episode 11: The Indispensable Man of the TV series since it is Jan. 2014 when the book opens.

The story is like a bonus episode in which we tag along with the evil fighting duo as they try to stop a coven of wi
Sep 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-read-2014
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

Sleepy Hollow: Children of the Revolution is based on the television series Sleepy Hollow. Abbie, Jennifer, Captain Irving and Ichabod Crane are battling evil once again. Crane has a vision, and in this vision Katrina urges him to find his Congressional Cross. Unfortunately, he died before receiving it, so the hunt begins. But not before the other crosses are stolen and they uncover a sinister plot; Serilda’s coven is once aga
Dec 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Whilst I enjoyed the interaction between Crane and Abby just as I do in the television series, this book really didn't do the excitement and adventure of the series justice, in my opinion. Rarely do I see a novelisation that I feel is as good as the original thing that it was based on, but I will give this credit--it wasn't horrible as many of them are.

The story itself was interesting and for any author to be able to come into something that already exists and give it a new lease, especially on
Sara Weather
Aug 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people who like the show sleepy hollow, urban fantasy, fantasy, horror
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

The Good

This book is set in a time period in the later part of the first season.
•Different point of views beyond Abbie, Ichabod, and even the main cast
•Deals with disability a bit
•Makes American history interesting
•Travels in time and back
•If you like the show you will more than likely like this book. I feel that Keith R.A. DeCandido did a good job capturing the characters.
•Little moments that you don’t get on the show

The Meh

It moves f
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, sleepy-hollow
This book read like a bonus episode from season 1 of Sleepy Hollow. The author took pains to place the story between episodes and not to reveal what happened further on in the tv series.

Ichabod's dry wit came through clearly while trying to understand our modern ways and Abbie, Jennie and Irving were also written true to their tv personalities.

I found the story interesting and read through it quickly to see how it all panned out.

I would recommend this book to Sleepyheads as it was a satisfacto
Shannon Luchies
Nov 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Pretty good book. Keith gets the character voices right, which is key for a tie in novel, and the plot moves forward quite briskly. Looking forward to more....
Dee's Books
Abbie and Crane are just as vivid in this tale as on TV.... LOVED IT!
Apr 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-books
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This was one of my favorite television series and when I came across this series tie-in book, I was very intrigued. It certainly did embody the TV Show, Ichabod Crane especially. He's such a strong and very realized character that there was no mistaking who this Crane in the book truly is. His vernacular, disdain against modern recollection of the past, as well as his reactions to present day life and pop culture were captured superbly. As for the other's I could believe that their personalities ...more
Donna Parker
Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Leaves crunch beneath my shoes, a trail of summer's end.
Skies translucent and composed until rain visits again.
Nights come sooner now to add crisp breath to my sleep.
Summer takes a bow and hands the stage to Autumn.

The other thing I like about this time of year is the Fall TV line-up, so while I’m ill and not up to enjoying its beauty I thought I’d do a blog version of a clip-show, cough cough, hack, gargle, cough.

I’m already getting to know some of the shows; some relationships will clearly las
Fangs for the Fantasy
Ichabod Crane and Abbie Mills continue their battle as the two Witnesses against Moloch and his forces. A cryptic message from Ichabod’s wife Katrina sets him on the path to track down Revolutionary Era war medals

Unfortunately records are scant and it’s hard to track down where all the medals ended up, what Washington designed them for and, above all, why they’re so important that Moloch’s minions are actually willing to kill for them

But if Moloch wants them then they have to stop him – or any o
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An original and chilling page-turner set in the world of the Sleepy Hollow television show!

It's January 2014; Ichabod Crane and Abbie Mills are enjoying the peacefulness of a new year when Crane's wife Katrina appears in a vision and tells him he must find the Congressional Cross he was awarded over two-hundred years ago. Since he doesn't know where it is, the race begins to find it before Serilda rises again. Serilda, last seen in episode two of the first season of the television show, is a wit
Oct 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
DeCandido has given us the best possible first tie-in for Sleepy Hollow -- it's a good follow-up to the second episode, "Blood Moon," (which I didn't even realize needed a sequel until I read this); it captures the essence of the show; and tells a good story to boot.

This takes place about four months after "Blood Moon" -- 8 half-moons, to be exact. We're told it's January 2014, but I'm not exactly sure where that locates things in the first season. Somewhere between episodes 10 and 11, by my re
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
I’m a fan of the show and I’ve actually never read affiliated books before for any series so this was a first for me. I wasn’t sure how I was going to like it or if the author would be able to bring the show to life but I think it worked out pretty well overall.

The story is set in the middle of season one so Crane still believes his son is a good guy at this point and Irving’s daughter hasn’t been possessed yet, just so you know where in the timeline this is since it draws from events that had a
Jalynn Patterson
Oct 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
About the Book:

When Ichabod Crane, a soldier from the Colonial Army, is resurrected from his grave, more than two centuries after he was killed in battle, he partners with Lieutenant Abbie Mills of the Sleepy Hollow Police Department to fight the evil forces that have taken hold of the town.

It’s a cold day in January, and Ichabod visits Patriots Park for a moment of peace. Instead, he receives a disturbing vision from his wife, Katrina, in which she delivers a cryptic but urgent message: he must
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
It's not often that I even take an interest in reading a television tie-in. Most of you know that I loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I own all seven seasons on DVD, and I watch them all at least once a year. For a while, I was devouring the tie in books as well, especially those written by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder. For the most part I loved them, though there were a few misses. I've, in the past, even been able to get into a few Torchwood books, and have reviewed a few of them on the b ...more
Oct 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Sleepy Hollow: Children of the Revolution is a solid tie-in novel for the TV show Sleepy Hollow. If you're not a fan of the show, you might find the book confusing. Fair warning.

The book is set late in the first season of the TV show--January 2014--yet before the first season finale.

The two Witnesses--Ichabod Crane and Lieutenant Abigail Mills--must face a threat involving witchcraft related to magical artifacts crafted during the Revolutionary War and presented to those who showed conspicuous b
Lekeisha The Booknerd
Sep 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fc-for-review
I’m such a huge fan of this show! How can you not love Ichabbie (Ichabod+Abbie)? I was excited to read this one as it is a tie-in to an episode from the first season. That being said, I really enjoyed reading this book and I look forward to reading others as they come about.

While Ichabod is having a pleasant visit to Patriots Park, after having a somewhat awkward conversation with a local, he receives several visions in rapid succession. All of these visions are of certain points during his time
Sharon Mccumber
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First Off let me start out by saying i love blogging for books. Now let me get into why i am upset. I always get soooo excited to see i have a new bok delivered to my door. I love the feeling i get when I open a box and see a bright and shiny new cover of a book staring back at me. I didnt get that with my new book that i got from random house books through Yes, it’s free but I opened my box and found a book with cracked binding, lacerations on the cover and tears in it too ...more
Lorelei Miller
Ichabod Crane is a man out of his time. He was born in the Eighteenth century and fought in the Revolutionary War. A twist of fate and a bit of witchcraft bound his life to one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. He died in battle when the Horseman died and when the Horseman was resurrected in the modern world, Crane was resurrected as well.

Ichabod is hoping for a bit of peace when he goes to the park but instead he is given a cryptic message from his wife trapped in limbo. He has to find th
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