Son of a Witch: Volume Two in the Wicked Years
In this captivating New York Times bestseller, beloved author Gregory Maguire returns to the land of Oz and introduces us to Liir, an adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy did in the Witch. Is he really Elphaba's son? He has her broom and her cape—but what of... show more
In this captivating New York Times bestseller, beloved author Gregory Maguire returns to the land of Oz and introduces us to Liir, an adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy did in the Witch. Is he really Elphaba's son? He has her broom and her cape—but what of her powers? In an Oz that, since the Wizard's departure, is under new and dangerous management, can Liir keep his head down long enough to grow up?
Publish date: September 29th 2009
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Adult Fiction
, Fairy Tales
Series: The Wicked Years (#2)
Son of a Witch is a great sequel to Wicked. You find out what Liir gets into right after Elphaba's death and decades after with one thing on his mind, Nor. This book definitely has more of a plot than Wicked that doesn't just fizzle out constantly. Son of a Witch also made Wicked seem better and mo...
Was he the Witches Son? The title would have you believe it, the fact is that Elphaba didn't know for certain, and she certainly never treated Liir as her son, more of an inconvenience.This book starts with the discovery of a young mans broken body found in the middle of no-where. He is taken to a...
(See my review of Wicked for the beginning of the story) After finishing Wicked, I immediately began Son of a Witch and was unable to put it down. Another absolutely brilliant book from Gregory Maguire. I cannot wait to "sink my teeth" into the rest of the novels. An amazing writer.
I love the Wicked series books for the fact that apparently they are "NOTHING LIKE THE PLAY!" to the point that it angers fans of the stage version. If you have time, read some of the one-star reviews for the first book (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37442.Wicked). It's hilarious how mad these ...
I liked the writing and language of this book. However, my complaint, as with the middle books of any series, is that it just feels like a set-up/stepping stone for the rest of the series. I also wish that we'd gotten more closure in at least one quest Liir had (trying to avoid spoilers). I will ...