ArchEnemy (The Looking Glass Wars #3)

 
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ArchEnemy (The Looking Glass Wars #3)
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Release Date
October 15, 2009
ISBN
9780803731561
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Imagine this... The power of imagination has been lost! Now it's all about the artillery as AD52s, crystal shooters, spikejack tumblers, and orb cannons are unleashed in a war of weapons and brute force. As Alyss searches wildly for the solution to the disaster that has engulfed her queendom, Arch declares himself King of Wonderland. The moment is desperate enough for Alyss to travel back to London for answers, where Arch's assassins are threatening Alice Liddell and her family. But after coming to the Liddells' assistance, Alyss discovers herself trapped in a conundrum of evaporating puddles. The shimmering portals that exist to transport her home through the Pool of Tears are disappearing! What is happening in Wonderland? Deep within the Valley of Mushroom the Caterpillar Oracles issue this prophecy: "Action shall be taken to ensure the safety of the Heart Crystal. For Everqueen." But who is Everqueen? As the metamorphosis of Wonderland unfolds, enemies become allies, bitter rivals face off, and Queen Alyss and Redd Heart must both confront their pasts in this thrilling, no-holds-barred conclusion to the New York Times bestselling series.

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Archenemy: My Best of 2010
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Reader reviewed by Kelsey

I'm really sad that I'm finished with The Looking Glass Wars trilogy.
I've immensely enjoyed this series from page one. Even though I loved
the second and third book, the first is still my favorite. In the
conclusion, I liked how Beddor tied everything together with the
oracles, freedom of Imagination, and the Heart Crystal.

The
reason I'm not giving Archenemy a full five stars is because of a part
of the ending. The deal with King Arch isn't sitting well with me. It
might be because I like series to end happy with absolutely NO loose
ends, otherwise the books don't seem like they're REALLY at an end. King
Arch is still alive...I'm not sure why Beddor wrote it like that. When I
end a book or a series of books, the bad characters should be
definitely, certainly, unquestionably DEAD. (Either that or severely
punished.) Maybe because he was meaning King Arch to be a real person
who's alive today? Read the paragraph and see if it doesn't remind you
of someone famous (or infamous):

"...a man who had once been a conquering king - at present one
of Earth's anonymous multitudes but who, with his outsized ambition, his
skills of manipulation and self-promotion, would one day be as
recognizable to millions of Americans as he was to Alyss Hart."


I
don't know about you, but I have a specific person in mind. I'd really
like to ask Beddor about that paragraph and what he intended by writing
it.
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