Seeing Redd : The Looking Glass Wars, Book Two
Wonderland finally seems as if it's getting back to normal. Queen Alyss is back on the throne, and reunited with her childhood sweetheart, Dodge. But the fight for Wonderland is far from over. King Arch, in nearby Boarderland, is conniving to overthrow everything for which Alyss and her friends have fought so hard. Even worse, King Arch has found an ally in the recently returned Redd, who has been biding her time and gathering new and evil assassins in the Catacombs of Paris. With enemies circling and danger looming, someone close to Alyss lets her down--and threatens the future of Wonderland forever.
- Paperback | 371 pages
- 139 x 209 x 27mm | 408g
- 01 Nov 2008
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- Penguin USA
- New York, NY, United States
- Maps; Illustrations, color; Illustrations, black and white
There is plenty of violence, gore, and battle action here, and readers will find the pace breathtaking.--School Library Journal If you are interested in watching the birth of a well-thought out franchise, then this is for you. If you are simply curious or a hard-core fan of fantasy fiction, the looking glass awaits.--Children's Literature
About Frank Beddor
Frank Beddor is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Looking Glass Wars, the young-adult novel that first introduced young readers to the true story of Alyss. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Our customer reviews
SEEING REDD, the second book in THE LOOKING GLASS WARS series, continues off from where the last book ended. Twenty-year-old Alyss is now queen of Wonderland. Her aunt, Redd, has disappeared into the Heart Crystal along with her sidekick, The Cat, and everything is starting to calm down. But soon glass eyes start appearing out of nowhere and causing mayhem. Everyone believes that Redd has somehow come back and that they're all doomed. Little do they know that these aren't Redd's glass eyes. Someone else is having them made. And that someone else is the King of Boarderland, Arch. King Arch has plans to take down Wonderland and all of the surrounding cities. And he is determined to do so. He has Molly (the Queen's bodyguard) captured and intends to have her father, Hatter Madigan, come rescue her. Meanwhile, Redd and The Cat find their way to Earth and Redd gets a whole new group of followers. She is determined to get back to Wonderland and kill Alyss so she will finally be Queen. Alyss and Dodge come to terms with the fact that they are meant to be together. But Dodge is still set on killing the beast that killed his parents. Nothing will get in his way -- besides Alyss, that is. Wonderland is in a world of trouble with King Arch and Redd doing all they can to finally get Alyss out of the picture once and for all. Full of violence and mayhem, SEEING REDD is an intense read. It's a pretty good second book to the series; parts were a bit slow but, overall, it was a good read. I definitely liked THE LOOKING GLASS WARS much better; for some reason it didn't seem as wordy as SEEING REDD. But this was still a good book. I especially liked the way it ended, and it should definitely be read by those who enjoyed the first book in the series.show moreby TeensReadToo