The time has come for open eyes, to look and see what might be found.
And no mistake,
The world beyond is neither safe nor sound.
And once it's caught your eye,
You'd much prefer to die
Than lose the rabbit's trail so near the start.
Into its hole,
It crawls back down below where eldritch creatures plot to win your heart
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 leads them bumbling, stumbling, and tumbling headlong into an uncertain future.
This story is continued in Book 2, also available on Wattpad (http://w.tt/2e9Utp7). It 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)
* Howl's Moving Castle (Diana Wynne Jones)
Length: 39,300 words, 157 pages
* Watty Winner (2015, "Hidden Gems")
* Fairytale Retelling Community Award Winner (2016, "Terrific Twists")
* Featured (June 2015)
* Wattpad4 Contest Winner (May 2015)