Adelaide in Ozghard...
By CliffJonesJr
  • Science Fiction
  • adventure
  • alice
  • dreampunk
  • fairytale
  • fantasy
  • featured
  • mythology
  • norse
  • paranormal
  • philipkdick
  • portal
  • scifi
  • sff
  • slipstream
  • steampunk
  • theooorahs
  • wattys2015
  • weird
  • wizardofoz
  • wonderland


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. This "Enduring Land" is 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 leads them bumbling, stumbling, and tumbling headlong into an uncertain future. This story is continued in Book 2, also available on Wattpad ( It is a loose retelling of both Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but heavily influenced by Norse mythology. Similar novels include: * 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: 39,300 words, 157 pages Honors: * Watty Winner (2015, "Hidden Gems") * Fairytale Retelling Community Award Winner (2016, "Terrific Twists") * Featured (June 2015) * Wattpad4 Contest Winner (May 2015) Highest Ranking: #11 in Fantasy (2016.06.22)


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