READ THE FIRST TWO CHAPTERS: Child Of Nod (The Balance, #1), by C.W. Snyder
Once upon a time, a curious girl called Alice finds herself in an even curiouser situation, when she wakes up in a world that isn't her own—on the other side of death. Determined to recall the otherwise hazy details of her demise, she embarks through the land of Nod in hopes of self-discovery... Or, whatever comes thereafter.
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ONCE UPON A TIME, THERE WAS A GIRL WHO WAS DEAD.
Her name was Alice. A minute ago, she wasn’t even sure
of that, wasn’t sure of anything in this new place. Realiza-
tion came to her as she looked around, as though a patch of
fog lifted from her mind, and the sun had come blazing
through. Then the brilliance was gone, receding back
behind a patch of gray, and she was left again with tattered
mist that drifted between her thoughts, obscuring answers
she felt sure she would need.
The next thing that came to Alice was an awareness of
her surroundings. It dawned on her as though someone had
thrown a switch—one moment, a dreamlike haze swirled
around her, filled with blank shapes, the next, the fog was
all in sharp focus. She was sitting in a clearing ringed by
trees, black in the low light. Their branches reached to the
roof of the earthen tunnel that enclosed them, some even
digging into the soil above, and disappeared as if they were
fingers sunk in loam. Beneath her, leaves long dead and dry