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Queen of a troubled realm

September 18, 2007|By DARCY SHULL

Book Review

Frank Beddor, the author of "The Looking Glass Wars," has written a sequel. In this action-packed book, "Seeing Redd," Beddor both captivates and astounds his audience.

"Seeing Redd" tells the story of 20-year-old Alyss Heart of Wonderland, whose reign as queen is only beginning. She is constantly challenged with political problems, plus training her new bodyguard and dealing with the annoying reasoning of the forceful King Arch of Boarderland. Alyss struggles to maintain a personal life, but it is becoming increasingly nonexistent.

Also troubling Alyss is the fact that, although her malicious Aunt Redd vanished into the Heart Crystal, her armies are gathering again. All of Wonderland is pondering Redd's possible return.

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With Wonderland assaulted from all sides, Alyss has no time for her own matters, and must act quickly in order to preserve her kingdom.

This was one of the best books I've ever read. The plot was not exactly what I thought it would be, but that's OK. No one wants a book to be too predictable. The twists in the storyline keep readers on their toes, and it's incredibly hard to put it down. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy.

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