Wondering how I missed this !
- Book Cover Image Copyright Createspace, and Art Jodie Coleman
“There’s nothing wrong with a touch of madness. – Cheshire Cat
In a kingdom that doesn’t need saving, a young man ignorant of social norms is the unlikeliest of heroes. And despite his extreme dislike of confrontation, Hatta knows his destiny is to mend a rift that doesn’t exist.
On the other end of the spectrum is Chism, a young Elite soldier who thrives on conflict. How will this rash, obsessive soldier aid the child-like Hatta in his journey?
Throw in the Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts and other familiar characters as they emerge to fill their eminent roles in the tangled ascent into madness of literature’s most lovable lunatic. ”
Product description Copyright Amazon.co.uk
Daniel Coleman has previously written a Young Adult adaptation of Jabberwocky and this is a kind of stand alone sequel. The ‘Mad Hatter‘ has to be my favorite character from Alice, only compounded by the recent Tim Burton – Depp creation, this is the explanation of Hatta’s descent or ascent into madness from quirky eccentric, interspersed with the story of Chism who seems to be his total opposite in character.
As I have not read this yet I cannot say anymore except a small excerpt on the Amazon site immediately made me buy it for my Kindle – a bargain at £2.00- I know I am going to love this and will also be buying a print copy once read, if only for the beautiful cover art .
I find myself doing this quite often, the Kindle was a gift as it wasn’t something I would have bought for myself being hopelessly addicted to actual physical books. But it has become a repository for classics [ mostly free], reference and books I either just can’t wait to read and so end up with multiple copies of, and others that I perhaps wouldn’t have tried at full print price. Some of the latter turn out to be gems – others not so much!!