Adelaide in Ozghard
Somewhere… down the rabbit hole, over the rainbow, and straight on till morning… there is a world beyond the one we know. It is a small island of life, an insulated bubble in a vast, frozen desert. These “Lasting Lands” are home to diminutive gnomes, gargantuan trolls, spellbinding elves, and a secretive family of goblins pulling all the strings. And living among them is an underclass of “Shadows” who look a lot like us.
Adelaide Batiste is a girl with two souls. Her other self—her secret self—is a restless spirit named Ada. Together, the pair make their way across the lightbridge to Ozghard, where a dangerous chain of events is set into motion. Between two worlds, the girls uncover the truth of their past, which leaves them tumbling headlong into an uncertain future.
In Book 2, Adelaide has left “the Lasting Lands” and crossed back over the lightbridge to Earth, but it’s not quite the Earth she remembers. Meanwhile, revolution is brewing in Ozghard, and it may fall on her and Ada to put things right before it’s too late.
- The Wee Free Men (Terry Pratchett)
- The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Catherynne M. Valente)
- The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman)
- Howl’s Moving Castle (Diana Wynne Jones)
Length: 77,900 words, 312 pagesHonors:
- Watty Award Winner (2015, “Hidden Gems”)
- Fairytale Retelling Community Award Winner (2016, “Terrific Twists”)
- Wattpad Featured Story (June 2015)
- Wattpad4 Contest Winner (May 2015)
- Book 1: “Down the Rabbit Hole”
- Book 2: “Over the Rainbow”
- Book 3: “Straight On Till Morning” (in progress)
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