Adelaide in Ozghard, Book 1: Down the Rabbit Hole 🐇

Adelaide in Ozghard, Book 1: Down the Rabbit Hole 🐇

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Cliff Jones Jr. By CliffJonesJr Completed

Somewhere... down the rabbit hole, over the rainbow, and straight on till morning... there is a world beyond the one we know. It is a small island of life, an insulated bubble in a vast, frozen desert. These "Lasting Lands" are home to diminutive gnomes, gargantuan trolls, spellbinding elves, and a secretive family of goblins pulling all the strings. And living among them is an underclass of "Shadows" who look a lot like us.

Adelaide Batiste is a girl with two souls. Her other self―her secret self―is a restless spirit named Ada. Together, the pair make their way across the lightbridge to Ozghard, where a dangerous chain of events is set into motion. Between two worlds, the girls uncover the truth of their past, which leaves them tumbling headlong into an uncertain future.

Continued in Book 2: Over the Rainbow, this story is a loose retelling of both Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but heavily influenced by Norse mythology. Similar novels include:
      * The Wee Free Men (Terry Pratchett)
      * The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Catherynne M. Valente)
      * The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman)
      * Redwall (Brian Jacques)
      * Howl's Moving Castle (Diana Wynne Jones)

Length: 40,300 words, 161 pages
      * Watty Winner (2015, "Hidden Gems")
      * Fairytale Retelling Community Award Winner (2016, "Terrific Twists")
      * Featured (June 2015)
      * Wattpad4 Contest Winner (May 2015)

  • adventure
  • alice
  • comingofage
  • creepy
  • dark
  • dreampunk
  • drugs
  • elves
  • epic
  • fairytale
  • fantasy
  • mentalhealth
  • mythology
  • paranormal
  • portal
  • sciencefiction
  • scifi
  • series
  • space
  • spiritual
  • steampunk
  • surreal
  • wattys
  • weird
  • wonderland
royal888 royal888 Jan 22, 2018
wow. you do descriptive writing... liking to get the mood set.. Hm. liking it so far. I like descriptions and its enjoyable.. You sure this is dystopian... I actually feel quite relaxed reading the nature elements and all..
bayaBLUE bayaBLUE Aug 17, 2017
This is a cute intro and looks like it will be an interesting read. This book  comes highly recommended by one of my favorite authors @JesseSprague  so I'm excited to see where this book goes :)
aDancewithDeath aDancewithDeath Oct 03, 2017
The only reason I'm reading this is because my name is Adelaide
CaraMel23 CaraMel23 Feb 05, 2016
Such a great idea to give a quotation caption for each chapter. Putting this book in my reading list @CliffJonesJr. (Speaking of other "Alice" stories, are you familiar with the "Splintered " series, from which I get my avatar image? Looking forward to reading more of your work. :)cara
Kristiekc Kristiekc Nov 21, 2016
Hiya there partner...Love the quotes above, especially the one about the old relatives being the ones to stick you in the looney bin:D
akina0119 akina0119 Apr 13, 2016
Beautiful choice in quotes. I'm so excited to read your work - thanks for sharing!