'''The Looking-Glass Wars''' is a trilogy of novels by Frank Beddor retelling the story of ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', based on the premise that Alice Liddel, the real-life inspiration for the literary Alice, was in fact Alyss Heart, the true Queen of Wonderland, who had been exiled to our world after her Aunt Redd staged a coup.

With the memories of her homeland and true identity locked safely away in her mind, to the point that she no longer believes Wonderland ever existed, Alyss finds herself in the middle of a plot to retake Wonderland, aided by her royal bodyguard Hatter Madigan and her tutor Bibwit Harte.

!!!The novels in the trilogy are:
* ''The Looking-Glass Wars'' (2004)
* ''Seeing Redd'' (2007)
* ''Arch-Enemy'' (2009)
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!!This book series contains examples of:
* ActionGirl: Nearly every single female in this series. Most notably Alyss and Homburg Molly
* AliceAllusion: [[IncrediblyLamePun Alyss's alyusion.]]
* AwesomeBackpack: Hatter's, which is described as being able to open like a Swiss Army knife, revealing assorted blades and corkscrews.
* {{Badass}}: Hatter Madigan
* BadassLongcoat: Frank Beddor spends at least a few sentences, if not a paragraph, just describing the way Hatter Madigan's coat moves.
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy
* BloodierAndGorier
* CardCarryingVillain: Redd
* CatsAreMean: The Cat
* CuckooNest: In the first book, [[spoiler: Redd creates an illusion in which Alyss wakes up with her adoptive parents and her fiancÚ at her bedside, telling her that she's had a bad fever.]]
* CuteBruiser: Homburg Molly
* DarkerAndEdgier
* DarkActionGirl: Redd and Siren, most definitly
* DeadManWriting: Hatter Madigan comes across a message which his former lover, Weaver, left him in case she died before they could meet again. [[spoiler: It [[TheReveal reveals]] that they had a daughter - Homburg Molly, Alyss's new bodyguard.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Hatter again
* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler: Hatter Madigan to Homburg Molly]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Redd]] actually makes a point to do this during her reign.
* DuelingMovies: Beddor wants to make a movie out of the first book, but is waiting to see how Tim Burton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' does first.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* CuteKitten: A trope the Cat uses to his advantage.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: A villain named Sacrenoir can make the dead rise.
* EvilAlbino: The evil counterpart to Bibwit Harte, Vollrath.
* HeroicAlbino: Bibwit Harte
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Madigan, like all Hatters, is a very good fighter. And his uniform contains more knives than a cutlery convention. [[NiceHat Including his hat.]]
* InNameOnly: Many of the characters have little to no similarities with their Carroll counterparts, intentionally it seems.
* LittleMissBadass: Homburg Molly
* MeaningfulName: General Doppelganger can split himself into Generals Doppel and Ganger, Redd was once called Rose and has an affinity for that flower.
* MindScrew: The Looking Glass Maze
* {{Mordor}}: Mount Isolation
* MythologyGag: Wonderland streets are named after words from "Literature/{{Jabberwocky}}", and there is a restaurant called 'The Lobster Quadrille'.
* NiceHat: Hatter Madigan is a member of the Millinery, where one of their biggest rules is that every member have one hat, and one hat only. It just so happens that said hat turns into a bladed boomerang disc.
* OldMaster: Bibwit Harte.
* OutOfContinues: The Cat (an assassin who can transform from cute little tabby into a vicious anthropomorphic killer) was made with nine lives -- by the end of the first book he's been killed eight times, both by the heroes and as punishment for failing his mistress.
* PrehensileHair: Jack of Diamonds gets a pseudo-living wig as a gift from Redd for doing her bidding. Said wig can also turn into a monster and beat the crap out of people should Redd command it.
* TheQuisling: The Diamonds, Spades, and Clubs were loyal to Queen Redd as soon as she took over. [[spoiler:When Alyss retakes the throne, they switch their loyalties back to her just as readily.]]
* RatedMForManly: Borderland is shown to have little adages about manliness inscribed on many of its natural features on the orders of King Arch.
* SignificantAnagram: Bibwit Harte is an anagram for 'White Rabbit', [[MythologyGag reflecting Carroll's love of anagrams]].
* SmallNameBigEgo: Beddor is this when it comes to this series. His blurbs about it have a tendency to insult the crap out of Lewis Carroll.
* StartOfDarkness: Redd's past is glimpsed at, especially in ''Seeing Redd''.
* SugarBowl: For all its attempts at DarkerAndEdgier, the series really turned [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Wonderland]] into one of these. Its capital city is known as "Wondertropolis", there are foods with names like "Tarty Tarts", and even ''worms'' are known as "gwormmies". Of course, then Redd takes over and the place becomes a CrapsackWorld until Alyss returns to dethrone her.
* TakeThat: A email sent recently to members of the site says about this Wonderland: "No [[Creator/TimBurton Tim]]. No [[JohnnyDepp Johnny]]. No nonsense."
* TwiceToldTale
* WeaponizedHeadgear: Hatter's tophat turns into s-shaped blades while Molly's homburg turns into a razor-edged shield. In fact it's probably safe to say that this trope applies to all hats belonging to the Millinery.
* WeaponOfMassDestruction: ''Seeing Redd'' features WILMA (Weapon of Inconceivable Loss and Massive Annihilation). [[spoiler: It destroys people's imaginations.]]
** [[spoiler: That was the modified WILMA, the original was made to completely destroy the kingdom.]]
* WickedCultured: Jack of Diamonds.
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