Some quick release news for all of you – LOOKING GLASS, the final volume in The Chronicles of Alice, is now available! If you haven’t been able to get out to your local bookstore because of shelter-in-place orders, now is a great time to browse your local shop and pick up a few books. If they don’t have a copy of LOOKING GLASS in stock they can always order it for you.
Many local businesses have been hard hit by COVID-related lockdowns and bookstores need your support more than ever.
If you don’t have a local shop in your area a great alternative is Bookshop.org. Books ship directly from the distributor and the profits are distributed to local bookstores. You can check out their mission statement here.
In other news, the release date for THE GHOST TREE has been moved up to September 8, 2020. I’m so excited for all of you to read this book, which is very close to my heart. More information about THE GHOST TREE can be found here.
I’m extremely sorry that my U.K. tour for LOOKING GLASS with Tim Lebbon was cancelled due to the COVID epidemic. I hope to see all of you in the future.
When I completed
the writing of RED QUEEN in 2015 I thought I was finished with Alice and
Hatcher’s story. Alice and Hatcher would go on into the wilds of your
imagination. Their story would continue but it would remain unwritten.
Then, last year,
I heard a strange voice in my head, someone crying out – “Don’t do that, sister
Sister of Alice, I thought. Who on earth is this sister of Alice?
Most of my
stories begin with a question that I want to answer, so I wrote a story so I
could find out about this sister of Alice.
And that got me wondering about what Alice and Hatcher were doing, so I
wrote two stories about their continuing adventures. Writing about Hatcher
prompted me to wonder about young Hatcher and his life before Alice, so I wrote
a story about that, too.
This collection was a labor of love, a last visit with two characters that have meant so much to me. I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I’ve loved writing it.
You can find more information on each story below, as well as the GORGEOUS U.S. and U.K. covers and preorder links.
In four new novellas, Christina Henry returns to the world of Alice and Red Queen, where magic runs as freely as secrets and blood.
Lovely Creature In
the New City lives a girl with a secret: Elizabeth can do magic. But
someone knows her secret–someone who has a secret of his own. That
secret is a butterfly that lives in a jar, a butterfly that was supposed
to be gone forever, a butterfly that used to be called the
Girl in Amber Alice and Hatcher
are just looking for a place to rest. Alice has been dreaming of a
cottage by a lake and a field of wildflowers, but while walking blind in
a snowstorm she stumbles into a house that only seems empty and
When I First Came to Town Hatcher
wasn’t always Hatcher. Once, he was a boy called Nicholas, and Nicholas
fancied himself the best fighter in the Old City. No matter who fought
him he always won. Then his boss tells him he’s going to battle the
fearsome Grinder, a man who never leaves his opponents alive…
The Mercy Seat There is a place hidden in the mountains, where all the people hate and fear magic and Magicians. It is the Village of the Pure, and though Alice and Hatcher would do anything to avoid it, it lies directly in their path…