5 Steampunk Alice in Wonderland Stories You’ll Want to Read
We previously mentioned a fistful of steampunk fairy tales.
Today we checking out another popular tale–steampunk Alice in Wonderland! Lewis Carroll’s original tale was silly, ridiculous…and fun. I’m sure you’ve seen bits and pieces, if not the whole thing, produced by Disney in 1951.
But Alice in Wonderland has spawned almost its own sub-genre, extending all the way from cuts into ABC’s famous Once Upon a Time TV series all the way to steampunk Alice in Wonderland novels. Some even told across an entire series.
Curiouser and Curiouser
To save the Hatter, Alice must work with the one man she despises so much that she might still love him.
Alice thought she’d turned over a new leaf. No more working for Jabberwocky. No more making deals with the ruthless Queen of Hearts. No more hanging around The Mushroom with tinkers, tarts, scoundrels, and thieves in London’s criminal underbelly. But she’d been bonkers to dream.
Hatter’s reckless behavior leads Alice back to the one person she never wanted to see again, Caterpillar. Pulled into Caterpillar’s mad schemes, Alice must steal a very big diamond from a very royal lady. The heist is no problem for this Bandersnatch. But protecting her heart from the man she once loved? Impossible.
Sometimes love is mad.
Alice: Queen of Hearts
Just one moment, as the leaves turned from green to red and the breeze carried on its back the cool embrace of Autumn, set in motion a life-changing spiralling effect…
As Alice is drawn down the path paved for her by Red—Lord Overseer, Wonderland’s King of Hearts—her world begins to twist and change. The tranquillity of a simple life is left behind as she chooses to fall; a descent that seems never-ending but which takes her that little bit closer to the only real love she has ever known—and the life she has dared to dream.
But in Wonderland, nothing is as it seems.
As the earth tilts on its axis and Alice’s perspective becomes distorted and dizzying, she must face sacrificing everything she has ever known and face the Queen of Hearts with one objective: dethrone her. If she succeeds, the King of Hearts awaits. But if she fails, Alice could find herself lost in a world where everything is nonsense.
Gwen, Pete, and the others have escaped from Everland. But the safe haven they hoped to find at Alnwick Castle doesn’t exist.
With the Queen of England on her deathbed, Duchess Alyssa has stepped in, but things have gotten worse as the cure Doc created for the Horologia virus has mutated, accelerating the disease.
The only possible solution he can think of is to go back to the virus’s origin: an extinct poisonous apple.
Legend has it a tree bearing the apple might be found at the center of a deadly labyrinth hidden deep within Germany. A place that no one in their right mind enters.
With no other options, Alyssa sets out with only her sword, her wits, and the help of Maddox Hadder, a wild boy who oversees the castle gardens. To get to the center of the maze, she’ll be forced to battle monsters more terrifying than her darkest nightmares.
But can anyone truly survive the madness of the maze? And what if there’s no apple to be found there?
Queen of Clockwork
What happened after the happily ever after?
You all know the story of Alice in Wonderland, but did you ever wonder what happened after the fairytale ending? Well we know. Not all afters end up happily, sometimes the real adventure starts much later…
The citizens of The Forge live in the long shadow of the memory of the late Queen of Hearts and her strict enforcement of the aesthetic code. Miss Ivy Rowntree is one of the city’s inspectors, but her true passion lies in making pocket watches—she’s never met a watch she couldn’t fix, or a puzzle she couldn’t solve.
That is, until Ivy is commissioned to ‘fix’ an antique pocket watch that hasn’t worked for 18 years. To make matters worse, the city’s clock tower strikes suddenly back to life and the late Queen’s soldiers are sighted on the streets, inducing fear in the hearts of the citizens.
Even riddles of a long dead Queen are nothing to the puzzle of the dark-eyed stranger haunting her dreams…
Following famous fairytale characters, eighteen years after their happily ever after, the Kingdom of Fairytales offers an edge of the seat thrill ride in an all new and sensational way to read.
In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo the screams of the poor souls inside.
In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, 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.
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