Ten years after the publication of Wicked, beloved novelist Gregory Maguire returns at last to the land of Oz. There he introduces us to Liir, an adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy did in the Witch. Bruised, comatose, and left for dead in a gully, Liir is shattered in spirit as well as in form. But he is tended at the Cloister of Saint Glinda by the silent novice called Candle, who wills him back to life with her musical gifts.
For the countless fans who have been dazzled and entranced by Maguire's Oz, Son of a Witch is the rich reward they have awaited so long.
Be sure to check out Gregory Maguire's new novel, Son of a Witch.
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On Son of a Witch
"Masterfully imaginative....Ten years after Wicked (which is still on Broadway), fans will once again be clicking their heels with wonderment." (Publishers Weekly)
"A tale that adroitly mixes drama, humor, and political satire into a well-knit examination of good and evil." (Library Journal)
I'm a huge SF & Fantasy fan. I sing Early Music professionally, narrate stories & sf poetry for podcasts & blog for Amazing Stories.
If you like Gregory Maguire's books expanding the mythology of fairy tales then you'll enjoy hearing some background behind them. He talks about the inspiration behind some of the books and also some of his plans for books in the future.
"always nice to meet the author of very loved book."
author has terrific imagination and builds in beautifully altered words that being new thoughts out of old philosophy.
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