The time to fight has come. After losing her mother and brother, enduring life-altering shocks about her father, being rejected by the one she loves the most, Dinah’s dark heart is hard and ready for battle. Joined by an army of those who were once outcasts or enemies, the Rebel Queen marches through Wonderland back toward the castle, where the King of Hearts awaits. But winning the War of the Cards and reclaiming her rightful seat on the throne of Wonderland is just the beginning.
This final installment in the Queen of Hearts saga is, to me, the darkest and saddest. My heart breaks for Dinah. More than her desire to be queen is her desire for love and acceptance. She goes too far–lashing out through blind pain and fury and irreparably damaging the one person who she loves the most. Forced to face the consequences, Colleen Oakes shows Dinah’s journey of repentance, her attempts to make things, if not right, at least better, and, ultimately, her growth to a young woman who sees the value in reaching out for help when she needs it. An excellent ending to the saga.