The power of imagination has been lost! Now it's all about the artillery as
AD52s, crystal shooters, spikejack tumblers, and orb cannons are unleashed in a
war of weapons and brute force.
As Alyss searches wildly for the solution to the disaster that has engulfed her
queendom, Arch declares himself King of Wonderland. The moment is desperate
enough for Alyss to travel back to London for answers, where Arch's assassins
are threatening Alice Liddell and her family. But after coming to the Liddells'
assistance, Alyss discovers herself trapped in a conundrum of evaporating
puddles. The shimmering portals that exist to transport her home through the
Pool of Tears are disappearing!
What is happening in Wonderland? Deep within the Valley of Mushroom the
Caterpillar Oracles issue this prophecy: "Action shall be taken to ensure
the safety of the Heart Crystal. For Everqueen." But who is Everqueen?
In this book there is a three-way war
for Wonderland. The heart crystal has been zapped of its energy and therefore
affecting imagination everywhere. Alyss, Redd, White and Black imaginationists
alike, as well as those in the parallel universe on earth have been drained of
imagination. Arch, King of Borderlands is the culprit and has taken over the
queendom as King.
Imaginationless Alyss must fight to win
back her rightful place as queen. Powerless Redd is on the run looking for a
way to regain the power to the throne. It is a three way battle over Wonderland
with many underlying storylines: the oracles, Alyss’ family in England, Homburg
Molly, and the introduction of the Everqueen. It kept me guessing until the end
and I couldn’t stop thinking about it afterward… see, I’m still thinking about
All in all this book was a good read. It
was more intense with war strategies and not a lot of character depth but by
the third book, how much deeper can you go into characters we know so well? At
least we get to see more deeply into some of the secondary characters, such as
Homburg Molly (my fav) and the oracles. I’d rate this book, by itself, at
a 4: Very Good: A very good choice to read.
NOTE ABOUT TRILOGY:
The last book in the Looking Glass Wars
Trilogy is an epic war for Wonderland and for imagination. I enjoyed all three
books. The world Beddor created is truly magnificient and thoroughly planned
out. He’s created an entire line of weaponry, measurements, phrases and more
for this trilogy. It is quite impressive. I would dare say that the last one
was the most intricate.