“Maguire’s work is melodic, symphonic, and beautiful; it is dejected and biting and brave. How great that people flock to these magical novels.”
—Los Angeles Times Book Review
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.
This is one of the most entertaining book i’ve ever read. I love the characters. I didn’t read the third book but i’m guessing i didn’t miss that much.
What i love about this book is the characters. Liir, mostly, even if this book wasn’t the best for him. Rain wasn’t my favorite but i like all the awkwarness around her. Glinda, as always, a great character: i really enjoy the scenes of her. All the other characters weren’t as important as this to me.
One of the things i love the most, not only about this book, but about the connection made with all of them, is how similar are the lifes of the three generetions. In each book one can learn to love and to suffer with each of them.