BookLight: The Looking Glass Wars

What is the first thing to come to mind when you hear Alice in Wonderland? The Mad Hatter? The March Hare? What if everything that Lewis Carroll wrote in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass” wasn’t just fiction?

That’s what “The Looking Glass Wars” are about. A young girl named Alice Liddell, who insists that her name is actually spelled ‘Alyss’, telling Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson her story of life in the “imaginary” world of Wonderland. Alyss Heart is princess to the throne of the Queendom, where upon her ascension, she would be given all knowledge of imagination by Queen Genevieve Heart, her mother, which is the life-blood of both Wonderland and all other worlds.


This book starts off with a flashback of the Wondernations where peace had prospered for twelve years before the bloodiest civil war Wonderland has ever seen. Hostiles ravaged the capital, Wondertropolis, until Queen Genevieve had rounded then up and sent them to the Crystal Mines, a spiderweb-like network of tunnels carved in a far-off mountainside of the unforgiving mountain. But the peace that followed was nothing similar to the peace before the war. Nearly one-third of the quartz buildings had to be rebuilt and the land was scarred from the war. The power of the Queendom had forever been weakened and the coalition of Diamond, Club, and Spade dynasties that made up the Parliament were falling apart, and the darkest, most cruel force in the history of Wonderland, the Queens sister Redd, had been released.


In this imaginative retake on the classic Alice in Wonderland story, Frank Beddor delivers a homerun hit in originality. With his unique style of writing and flawless descriptions of events, Beddor delivers a series is best for those who like their tea a little on the darker side or those who take it with cream and 26 sugars. From the craziness of Wonderland to the cruel, heartless lands of Outerwildbeastia, and every Jabberwocky and card soldier in-between, this book will take you on one crazy rollercoaster ride of swirling emotions.