Devil's Tale: The True Story of the Jersey Devil

Devil's Tale: The True Story of the Jersey Devil

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by Eric Leeds
     
 
Eric puts a new twist on the early settling of America as he takes the reader from his birth in 1736, into the twentieth century, explaining many of history's mysteries along the way. This adult fairytale that tells how the Devil, born to Mother Leeds in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, had a hand in the dark side of history. But the Devil also gives man credit for his

Overview

Eric puts a new twist on the early settling of America as he takes the reader from his birth in 1736, into the twentieth century, explaining many of history's mysteries along the way. This adult fairytale that tells how the Devil, born to Mother Leeds in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, had a hand in the dark side of history. But the Devil also gives man credit for his own evil doings. In "The Devil's Tale", Eric Leeds explains the mystery and beginning of the White Stag, another important part of Jersey lore. The White Stag has always been seen as a benevolent entity, one who protects the people of the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. This very entraining fable is a mix of "The X-Files", "Spiderman" and "Sponge Bob", with a hidden riddle thrown into the mix for good measure. The riddle is solved by finding all of the rock groups that are scattered throughout the text of the story.

Editorial Reviews

Irene Davis
Eric Leeds has some fun with us as he explains American history from the devil’s viewpoint. Eric writes as the Jersey Devil, mentioning the White Stag and other important entities of New Jersey folklore. The Pine Barrens of New Jersey, a unique area, still shrouded in mystery, is the perfect setting for this adult fairytale. This is a fun read and has all the elements of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show".
Freelance Editor & Poet - Mary Allen
Eric puts his own fanciful twist on the early settling of America as he takes the reader from his birth in 1736, into the twentieth century, explaining many of history’s mysteries along the way. This handsome devil, born to Mother Leeds in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, admits he had a hand in some of the more sinister sides of history, but Eric also gives man credit where credit is due. This dark fantasy is a must read for those who love things that go bump in the night.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780744314588
Publisher:
SynergEbooks
Publication date:
03/20/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
292 KB

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Meet the Author

Normally one would expect a brief biography of the author on the back cover of his or her book, but in this case I can offer the reader very little information about Eric Leeds. As an editor of a mid sized publishing house, I wouldn’t be expected to know all of our authors well, but I can honestly say that I’ve met and spoken with most of the writers we’ve published. I’ve had the opportunity to get to know a few of our authors better than others of course, and in those cases where friendships have developed, I’ve gotten to know those writers quite well.

But this is not the case with the author of The Devil’s Tale. Mr. Leeds remains as much of a mystery to me today as on the day we met. Eric appeared in my office late one evening a few years ago. We spoke briefly. He left his manuscript. I didn’t get around to reading his work until some time later. When I finally got the chance to pick it up, I heard from Eric again. He called me on my private line, just as I was turning the last page. I must say, the timing of his call was quite unnerving. I only met him one more time after that. All I can say about Eric Leeds is that he is a very interesting man.

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Devil's Tale: The True Story of the Jersey Devil 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
RobynReola More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness!! Now THIS was a well written book!!! So many "facts" and true places and events woven in!! Being from New Jersey -everything was so familiar to me - so many places I have lived and visited - including Gloucester City where I lived - East End London and Dachau Death Camp in Germany, where I have traveled... just to name a few!! The story was enthralling!! I hated to see it come to an end! And the ending was great!! Leaving me wanting more!! WELL DONE!!!!
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