The author of Alice takes readers back down the rabbit hole to a dark, twisted, and fascinating world based on the works of Lewis Carroll...
The land outside of the Old City was supposed to be green, lush, hopeful. A place where Alice could finally rest, no longer the plaything of the Rabbit, the pawn of Cheshire, or the prey of the Jabberwocky. But the verdant fields are nothing but ash—and hope is nowhere to be found.
Still, Alice and Hatcher are on a mission to find his daughter, a quest they will not forsake even as it takes them deep into the clutches of the mad White Queen and her goblin or into the realm of the twisted and cruel Black King.
The pieces are set and the game has already begun. Each move brings Alice closer to her destiny. But, to win, she will need to harness her newfound abilities and ally herself with someone even more powerful—the mysterious and vengeful Red Queen...
Henry's sequel to Alice, a retelling of Through the Looking Glass, leaves the City behind as Alice and her companion, Hatcher, begin a quest to find Hatcher's daughter, Jenny. Their dangerous journey takes them through the exposed wastes of the Black King, and into the magic forest of the White Queen, where breaking the rules means death but the rules are always unknown. When Alice and Hatcher are separated, Alice must rediscover her own identity among the choices and challenges that face her and the past that continually tries to draw her back into madness. Alice's ongoing struggle is to distinguish reality from illusion, and Henry excels in mingling the two for the reader as well as her characters. The darkness in this book is that of fairy tales, owing more to Grimm's matter-of-fact violence than to the underworld of the first book; forest-dwelling giants, magic cottages with perpetually burning fires, and magical sacrifices to sustain immortality take the place of sex trafficking and rampant murder.
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A retelling of Alice's adventures in wonderland. Though dark elements abound in the original novels, this Wonderland is an architecture of danger, death, and magic so powerful it can do awful deeds by those who have stolen it from the nobility and assumed their power as here own. No one is who you think they are! All are victims of human frailty. Alice is the one true Magician whose power sets all aright but cannot save everyone. Brilliantly plotted, and with author's touch of magic makes the story more human such that the dwellers in this spellbound world are not freaks, but humans trying to return home to rebuild family, friends and believers a all things wonder-filled.