This is for collectors — the original UK hardcover edition, featuring unique cover and interior artwork by David Wyatt. (See here for the different art sets.) This edition was mostly remaindered and reprinted in paperback, using the US cover and art, so there aren’t many of them around.
Alice always thought fairy tales had happy endings. That–along with everything else–changed the day she met her first fairy…
When Alice’s father goes down in a shipwreck, she is sent to live with her uncle Geryon–an uncle she’s never heard of and knows nothing about. He lives in an enormous manor with a massive library that is off-limits to Alice. But then she meets a talking cat. And even for a rule-follower, when a talking cat sneaks you into a forbidden library and introduces you to an arrogant boy who dares you to open a book, it’s hard to resist. Especially if you’re a reader to begin with. Soon Alice finds herself INSIDE the book, and the only way out is to defeat the creature imprisoned within.
It seems her uncle is more than he says he is. But then so is Alice.