LOOKING GLASS

LOOKING GLASS

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Jeff Norton By thejeffnorton Updated Dec 05, 2017

When a young girl disappears from her Oxfordshire mansion, a lonesome, opium-addicted academic descends into the underworld of Victorian England to find her, uncovering a ghastly conspiracy that leads to the throne.  
      
 The origin story of ALICE IN WONDERLAND.
      
This is my first "adult" novel and is something very different to MetaWars or Alienated in terms of tone, but no less ambitious in terms of character, story and world-building.  
      
 LOOKING GLASS is a visceral, opium-fueled, revenge thriller set underneath the aristocracy of Victorian London.
 
Like with Star Pressed, I'm sharing this in a pre-edited form with my amazing wattpad followers.  I love you guys!  There will be spelling / grammar errors and the final, published version will be different. I'll keep you posted on that front.
      
Until then, new chapters will publish on wattpad every Friday.

  • action
  • althistory
  • creepy
  • featured
  • gothic
  • gothichorror
  • historical
  • london
  • murder
  • mystery
  • ongoing
  • period
  • revenge
  • scary
  • thriller
  • victorian
  • wonderland
oncewewerefiction oncewewerefiction Oct 12, 2017
I like the way you've created a Victorian feel about the writing, while keeping it accessible... looks good.
LittleMissAutumn LittleMissAutumn Nov 17, 2017
Nice twist on a classic. Sounds like Alice is a wee bit too trusting. Can't wait to see what's ahead of them both.
MaeveSiverling MaeveSiverling Nov 17, 2017
I liked that escalation at the end; it was a powerful line. I like the way you write children, it feels natural. I could really picture Alice. Gruesome? I'm up for that, I think. :P
MaeveSiverling MaeveSiverling Nov 17, 2017
Very true. I think some adults (or maybe many) have a certain longing and nostalgia for that lost sense of wonder.
This whole chapter reads as if it were out of a biographical summary of Lewis Carroll
I really did not read this chapter, before I wrote my first comment! Promise.