The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank BeddorI was browsing around the internet about a week before I bought this book (May 18) and I was intrigued by the idea of a reworking of Lewis Carroll’s classic, Alice in Wonderland that claimed that the classic was actually a book full of lies and misrepresentations. I knew the history of the infamous Alice Liddell of whom Charles Lutwidge Dodgson aka Lewis Carroll had come to know and wrote a book containing the stories he would tell her of Wonderland and the main character, Alice. So when Frank Beddor told the reader that Alice Liddell was none other than Princess Alyss of Wonderland I was quite happy.

I will admit that I immediately fell for Hatter Madigan (I’m a sucker for Carroll’s “Mad” Hatter and any incarnation of his character… this includes Tom Petty’s portrayal in the music video for “Don’t Come Around Here No More”), and for the love and affection shown between Princess Alyss and Dodge Anders, the son of the Captain of the Palace Guard, Sir Justice Anders.

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