Monday, March 1, 2010

The Looking Glass Wars trilogy by Frank Beddor

The start of what I hope will be a great series. Helps to know a little about the Alice in Wonderland story but a quick view of the entry in Wikipedia will do the trick although it’s not necessary for this to be a good read.
The “true story” behind Alice in Wonderland! Princess Alyss Heart is brutally cast out of Wonderland by her vicious Aunt Redd, who beheads Alyss’ mother (Off with her head, she cries!) and begins to rule over Wonderland with an iron fist. Alyss escapes from Wonderland and is exiled to another world entirely–Victorian London–where she is adopted into a new family, renamed Alice, and befriended by Lewis Carroll. At age 20 she returns to Wonderland to battle Redd, reclaim the throne, and lead Wonderland into its next golden age of imagination.


Second book in the Looking Glass Wars series. A great read that picks up with the start of Alyss Heart’s reign as queen of Wonderland and everyone wondering what has happened to Redd and The Cat after their jump into the Heart Crystal. Also a new enemy has entered into the picture. At the end of this book, you will want to pick up the next.

Alyss of Wonderland’s rules has only just begun and already those who prefer chaos to peace are threatening to destroy everything worth imagining. Trailed by newly appointed Royal Bodyguard Homburg Molly, Alyss is doing her best to keep pace with the non-stop demands of being Queen while attempting to evade Molly for a few private moments with Dodge. Alyss’s life is already a challenging mix of duty, love and imagining when a series of phantom sightings set fire to an urban myth of her imperial viciousness’s return and have everyone…Seeing Redd.

The conclusion to the Looking Glass Wars trilogy. A good series but wished the book had ended a little differently. Big build up at the end that falls flat when all of the ends are wrapped up a little bit too quickly. Also there was at least one unanswered question that I had which makes me believe Beddor may have a sequel in mind.

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