The Wizard in Wonderland (Oz-Wonderland #1) by Ron Glick
Smashwords (ebook), 2012
I was given a free copy by the author in exchange for an honest review.
WHAT’S IT’S ABOUT
Dorothy Gale has been to some strange lands, but none as unexpected as 19th century Oxford, England. Yet this is exactly where Dorothy meets Alice Liddell, a young woman with her own fanciful stories of a place called Wonderland. Alice finds herself pulled into Oz to face a new Wicked Witch, while Dorothy must follow the Wizard into a Wonderland civil war. Unknown to either girl though, plots have arisen against both faery lands, and they must uncover the hidden history shared between these lands if they are ever to set things right again.
Written with a faithful eye to the original Baum and Carrol classics, The Wizard in Wonderland reveals the secrets of Oz and Wonderland in a story that brings together both classic heroines in a new epic adventure.
Dorothy stood outside the small house. It was a pretty house, if somewhat quaint considering the rich and lustrous buildings to either side. In the Emerald City, all things were magnificent – all except this one small house. Which made it even peculiar, considering who lived here.
WHAT I THOUGHT
The Wizard in Wonderland combines two of my favourite things – Alice in Wonderland and the Oz books by L Frank Baum. I love Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and I’m a huge fan of alternative versions of both. The best examples are the Wicked books by Gregory Maguire and the Insanity series by Cameron Jace. I thought Glick combined both stories well. I liked Dorothy Gail looking for the wizard in Wonderland and Alice’s adventures in Oz with Glinda and Ozma. I read all of the Oz books last year. I liked the way Glick took certain details and facts from the Oz books and incorporated them into The Wizard in Wonderland.
I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Dorothy Through The Looking Glass.