A fresh take on an old classic, A Blade So Black is Alice in Wonderland as urban fantasy with a black teen heroine.
Combining the whimsy of its source material with the ass-kicking of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, A Blade So Black is a modern-day Alice in Wonderland retelling with a black teen heroine. Alice comes from a long line of warriors who battle Nightmares in the dark and terrifying dream realm known as Wonderland.
When her trainer, the handsome but enigmatic Hatta, is inflicted with “the madness,” Alice must embark on a dangerous journey — deeper into Wonderland than she has ever gone before.
L.L. McKinney is writer, poet, and active member of the kidlit community. She’s the creator and host of the biannual Pitch Slam contest, and spent time in the slush by serving as a reader for agents and participating as a judge in various online writing contests. A Blade So Black is her debut novel.