Christina Henry Chronicles of Alice 5 Books Collection Set
There is one version of my story that everyone knows. And then there is the truth. Once I loved a boy called Peter Pan. Peter brought me to his island because there were no rules and no grownups to make us mind. He brought boys from the Other Place to join in the fun; but Peter's idea of fun is sharper than a pirate's sword. He wants always to be that shining sun that we all revolve around. He'll do anything to be that sun. Peter promised we would all be young and happy forever. Peter will say I'm a villain; that I wronged him; that I never was his friend. Peter Lies.
The land outside of the Old City was supposed to be green; lush; hopeful. But the verdant fields are nothing but ash-and hope is nowhere to be found. Still; Alice and Hatcher are on a mission to find his daughter: a quest they will not Forsake even as it takes them deep into the clutches of the mod White Queen or into the realm of the twisted and cruel Black King. The pieces are set and the game has begun; and each move brings Alice closer to her destiny.
Once there was a fisherman who lived on a cold and rocky coast and was never able to convince any woman to come away and live in that forbidding place with him. One evening he pulled up his net and found a woman in it. A woman with black hair and eyes as grey as a stormy sea and a gleaming fish's tail instead of legs. The storm in her eyes rolled into his heart. She stopped her thrashing and crashing at his voice; though she did not understand his words. But her eyes had seen inside of him; and his loneliness caught her more surely than the net. So she stayed with him; and loved him; though he grew old; and she did not. Remarks of this strange and unusual woman travelled from village to village and town to town; until they reached the ears of a man whose business was in the selling of the strange and unusual. His name was P.T. Barnum; and he'd been looking for a mermaid.
In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City; there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo with the screams of the poor souls inside.In the hospital; there is a woman. Her hair; once blonde; hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn't remember why she's in such a terrible place-just a tea party long ago; and long ears; and blood...Then; one night; a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape; tumbling out of the hole that imprisoned her; leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago.Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful.And to find the truth; she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City; where the rabbit waits for his Alice.
The Girl in Red
It's not safe for anyone alone in the woods. But the woman in the red jacket has no choice. Not since the Crisis came; decimated the population; and sent those who survived fleeing into quarantine camps that serve as breeding grounds for death; destruction; and disease. She is just a woman trying not to get killed in a world that was perfectly sane and normal until three months ago. There are worse threats in the woods than the things that stalk their prey at night. Men with dark desires; weak wills; and evil intents. Men in uniform with classified information; deadly secrets; and unforgiving orders. And sometimes; just sometimes; there's something worse than all of the horrible people and vicious beasts combined. Red doesn't like to think of herself as a killer; but she isn't about to let herself get eaten up just because she is a woman alone in the woods.
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