If you want some other worldly action that puts Earth in the crossfire, The Looking Glass Wars: Crossfire might be worth checking out.
Rally the Chessmen! Wonderland is under attack!
Dashing rogue Ovid Grey, an ex-Milliner, is ordered to Earth by Queen Alyss and charged with recovering a shard of Heart Crystal thatís powering cross-realm riots of Black Imagination. He teams with a British secret agent and embarks on a quest that takes him from London to Venice, discovering along the way that, to succeed, heíll very much have to act the criminal.
Crystal shard in hand, Ovid returns home with the devastating intel that Wonderland is about to be attacked by the barbaric tribes of neighboring Boarderland. Ovid vows to fight for Queen Alyss, who activates the Chessboard; battalions of Chessmen take to the streets of Wondertropolis and beyond, occupying defensive positions. And thenÖ
They come: axe-wielding Boarderlanders eager for blood, galloping in on the mutant jabberwocky known as jabbers.
Black Imagination, rampaging Rumble Makers, and the future of Wonderland: all are caught in the crossfire of this thrilling follow-up to the New York Times bestselling trilogy, The Looking Glass Wars.
Once again Wonderland’s forces of light must unite to battle the darkness.
We don’t have any preview pages to share, but it is quite different from the cover art seen above. Still, the review copy sent out way looks interesting, and I’ll have to spend a few hours diving through the book to see how well the solicitation and the end product align.
The Looking Glass Wars: Crossfire is expected to arrive on April 19, 2016.
via Automatic Publishing