Son of a Witch: A Novel

Son of a Witch: A Novel

Paperback Wicked Years (Paperback)

By (author) Gregory Maguire

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  • Publisher: ReganBooks
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 104mm x 168mm x 36mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 19 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0060747226
  • ISBN 13: 9780060747220
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 135,404

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Ten years after the publication of Wicked, beloved novelist Gregory Maguire returns to the land of Oz to introduce 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 to at the Cloister of Saint Glinda by the silent novice called Candle, who wills him back to life with her musical gifts. What dark force left Liir in this condition? Is he really Elphaba's son? He has her broom and her cape--but what of her powers? Can he find his supposed half-sister, Nor, last seen in the forbidding prison, Southstairs? Can he fulfill the last wishes of a dying princess? 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? Discover the captivating tale that has taken fans of Wicked even deeper into the magical world of Oz.

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"Maguire has done it again: Son of a Witch is as wicked as they come. . . . Thoroughly entertaining."--Boston Globe