Disney Books Announces 'Raising the Horseman' - a 'Sleepy Hollow' Reimagining from Serena Valentino


Cover image courtesy of Disney. Cover art by Corey Brickley

RAISING THE HORSEMAN from Creepy Kingdom royalty Serena Valentino, the New York Times best-selling author of the Disney Villains series, comes a ghostly new stand-alone novel that reimagines 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' through the eyes of a modern teen. Fans will delight in this supernatural coming-of-age tale that finally gives the women of Sleepy Hollow a chance to tell their side of the story.


The book synopsis is:

As the 200th anniversary of the Headless Horseman's legendary haunting of Sleepy Hollow nears, Kat van Tassel wants nothing to do with the celebrations or the town's superstitions. Though she feels bound to her famous family's farm and beholden to the legacy of her many-times-great-grandmother Katrina van Tassel―not to mention attached to her longtime boyfriend, Bram―Kat longs to experience life outside Sleepy Hollow.


Then Kat meets Isadora, a new student who opens Kat’s eyes: to how terribly Bram has been treating her, to the possibility that magic is real, and to who she truly wants to be…and be with.


But as Kat reads through Katrina van Tassel’s diary, she discovers more similarities than she expected between her own life and Katrina's, and she begins noticing strange forces taking shape in Sleepy Hollow. Could the Headless Horseman be returning? And can Kat uncover a 200-year-old secret, and trace its shocking reverberations in her own life, in time to protect what she truly loves?


RAISING THE HORSEMAN will be released in hardcover on September 6, 2022. You can pre-order the book on Amazon. Stay tuned for more details as they are released.


In the meantime check out our conversation with Serena about her next Disney Villains' book 'Never Never.'