ALYSS of Wonderland's rule has only just begun, and already those who prefer chaos to peace are threatening to destroy everything worth imagining. Trailed by newly appointed royal bodyguard Homburg Molly, Alyss is doing her best to keep pace with the nonstop demands of being queen while attempting to evade Molly for a few private moments with Dodge. Alyss' life is a challenging mix of duty, love, and tough decisions, and then a series of phantom sightings set fire to an urban myth of Her Imperial Viciousness' return and have everyone . . . seeing Redd. Has Redd somehow freed herself and her chief assassin, The Cat, from the confines of the Heart Crystal? If not, then who has resurrected Redd's brutal foot soldiers the Glass Eyes and set them loose to attack Wonderland on all sides? Battles rage, looking glasses explode, and the Alyssians once again unite to defend White Imagination in this fast-paced followup to the New York Times best-selling The Looking Glass Wars.