Book 3 – Alice and the Mirror Glass
Space and time. A recipe for disaster…
A plea for help, long lost family members, and a shadowy organisation hell-bent on stopping a terrible threat they think is the Fae. Jack and his friends are really in trouble this time.
What has Jack’s dad really been up to? It’s got a lot of people pretty angry. And the Cracklocks have got their hands on something they shouldn’t. Something they don’t understand. Something that they should have left well alone. And when Fae glamours don’t work, what can be done to save the day?
THE BEST YET!
Alice and the Mirror Glass blends fantasy, adventure, magic, fae, imagination and whimsy. The vivid prose takes readers into a world that we’ve come to know but is still refreshingly different with lots of new elements to this book. I love the mirror realm—dark Mr Deegan, dark. There’s only one way back—and you don’t want to know what that is.
All the crew are assembled. ‘Hey Dorcas, sweet girl,’ you can’t write a Cracklock review without a shout-out to everybody’s favourite brownie. Do we finally get David home? Shush, it’s a secret, but we know where he’s been all these years! We meet some new relatives, and I like Alice and her grandad. Their setting and placement were a great choice and gave a different feel to this book—and we have men-in-black baddies after them, Beware the big black Cadillac rolling into view—it always means trouble. Strong tension building. I gelled with Sammy more in this book, too, gotta love a strong mother. Readers are treated to colourful characters and fantastic landscapes, and the clever world-building is magical, immersing readers in a realm where imagination isn’t limited.
I think this is my favourite of the Cracklock saga, so far. It has a more sinister feel to it and the characters are further evolved. Jack’s great. Not everybody makes it to the end of this one—but that’s a secret, too.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 November 2023
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 October 2023
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 December 2022
Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
Founder of Best Book Editors
Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.