This is the second book in the Looking Glass Wars series. The entertainment value remains high in this franchise as story line and pacing remain good. This book is an obvious builder for the next / conclusion book. That said there is still plenty going on. A new villain is introduced with sexism so overt it mostly leaves him flat. Even worse is that he is eclipsed by Redd. The end of this novel makes us believe he will be more of a threat in the upcoming conclusion. Dispute that I am still enjoying the series and am excited for its conclusion.