Redd and her soldiers attack Heart Palace, and when she is met by Genevieve, all of the anger and resentment she's been holding in since she left boil over. She kills her sister so that she will be the only Heart alive.
R.I.P Alyss, it's time for some payback!
During the bloodshed at Heart Palace, Genevieve tells Hatter to take Alyss and run away. Following his queen's orders, he takes her to the forest, but Redd's assassin, the Cat, is chasing them, so he pulls her into the Pool of Tears, where they end up each in different places.
After she arrives in our world, Alyss becomes part of a group of poor orphans, briefly, and ends up getting taken by officials after she was caught stealing food with the other orphans. Later she is adopted by Dean Liddell and his wife.
Hey, you won't believe this but I have a copy of a book that's about this girl you're talking about.
A group of Alyss's and the late Queen Genevieve's supporters, called Alyssians, attacked Redd's labor and training camp Blaxik. It results in the loss of many of Redd's soldiers, and The Cat informs Redd, who is enraged.
Hatter finds his hat in a puddle that someone pointed out to him, and he discovers that it goes back to the Pool of Tears by jumping into it. He immediately returns from the Pool to continue his search for Alyss.
While continuing his search for Alyss in Egypt, Hatter comes across a man who gives him a book that he claims is about the things that Hatter is talking about. Hatter then decides that he would have to find the author of this book.