Bestselling author Gregory Maguire’s remarkable series, The Wicked Years, comes full circle with this, his fourth and final excursion across a darker, richer, more complex landscape of “the magical land of Oz.” Out of Oz brilliantly reimagines L. Frank Baum’s world over the rainbow as wracked with social unrest—placing Glinda the good witch under house arrest and having the cowardly Lion on the lam from the law as the Emerald City prepares to make war on Munchkinland. Even Dorothy makes a triumphant return in Maguire’s magnificent Oz finale—tying up every loose green end of the series he began with his classic Wicked, the basis for the smash hit Broadway musical.
Yet amidst all this chaos, Elphaba's granddaughter, the tiny green baby born at the close of Son of a Witch, has come of age. Now it is up to Rain to take up her broom—and her legacy—in an Oz wracked by war.
The stirring, long-awaited conclusion to the bestselling series begun with Wicked, Out of Oz is a magical journey rife with revelations and reversals, reprisals and surprises—the hallmarks of the unique imagination of Gregory Maguire.
I could not put this book down. I was deeply invested in the characters from books past so I could not wait to read what would happen next. Once again, I was enchanted by Maguire's wizardry with words and his unparalleled imagination. Maguire has a lyrical way of writing that enriches the story line without slowing it down. I don't want to give too much of the plot away here but I will say I was delighted to see Dorothy Gale have a bigger story line in this book. I also liked getting to know the character of Rain better. Now, I will say the book left my wanting more. And more. And more. This is not because the book did not end in a satisfying way but because I simply do not want this magical series of books to end. Pick up one of my favorite books today on Amazon (if you have not already be sure to grab the entire series....you can thank me later!!)....
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