Out of Oz
The stunning conclusion to the smash New York Times bestselling series the Wicked Years. Hailed as “bewitching,” “remarkable,” “extraordinary,” “engrossing,” “amazing,” and “delicious,” Gregory Maguire’s Wicked Years series—a sophisticated fantasy cycle inspired by the classic children’s novel... show more
The stunning conclusion to the smash New York Times bestselling series the Wicked Years. Hailed as “bewitching,” “remarkable,” “extraordinary,” “engrossing,” “amazing,” and “delicious,” Gregory Maguire’s Wicked Years series—a sophisticated fantasy cycle inspired by the classic children’s novel The Wizard of Oz—became national bestsellers and the basis for a hit Tony-winning Broadway musical. Now, Maguire returns with the final installment in his transformative work, a thrilling and compulsively readable saga in which the fate of Oz is decided at last. . . . Once peaceful and prosperous, the spectacular Land of Oz is knotted with social unrest: The Emerald City is mounting an invasion of Munchkinland, Glinda is under house arrest, and the Cowardly Lion is on the run from the law. And look who’s knocking at the door. It’s none other than Dorothy. Yes. That Dorothy. 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.
Publish date: November 1st 2011
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 568
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Adult Fiction
, Fairy Tales
Series: The Wicked Years (#4)
In the conclusion to his series "The Wicked Years" Gregory Maguire tells us the story of what has become of all the key players throughout the books, up to and including Dorothy. We start our adventure at Mockbegger, where General Cherrystone has imprisoned Glinda, and unwittingly lets Elphaba's gra...
I enjoyed the book enough to read to the end, but I was hoping for a more concrete ending. It seemed like way too many loose ends were left unraveled.
I can say with a minimum of the exaggeration that accompanies this kind of statement that 'The Wizard of Oz' is one of the most important books in my life. One of the first real books I was able to read to myself and the subject of many happy memories.Initially I disliked 'Wicked' when I read it for...
Although it's too long and too full of ideas, the final novel of The Wicked Years is Maguire's best book since Wicked. It's full of magic again, chock full of characters we've met before and a handful of new ones. Plotlines are mostly resolved and Oz is left in relatively good shape. But I also c...
I am going to try this one again. I just couldn't get into to it....