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Son of a Witch : Volume Two in the Wicked Years

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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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 144.78 x 213.36 x 30.48mm | 793.78g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061862320
  • 9780061862328
  • 553,998

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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?
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"Masterfully imaginative. . . . Mesmerizing. . . . A headspinning cast of vividly described, eccentric characters emerges. . . . [An] enchanting fable." "If you have ever been, or loved, a 17-year-old boy, get this book and read it and marvel at the tremendous naturalness with which Mr. Robertson writes." -- Detroit Free Press -- -John Updike "Ariel Leve is brilliant and funny and the only other person I know without an oven. Buy this book and keep it close." -- Bill Nighy -- -John Updike For Wicked:"I fell quickly and totally under the spell of this remarkable, wry, and fully realized story." -- -Wally Lamb, author of She's Come Undone and I Know This Much is True "As fantastical as a novel set in Oz should be." -- Entertainment Weekly "Save a place on the shelf between Alice and The Hobbit--that spot is well deserved."----Kirkus Reviews "A tale that adroitly mixes drama, humor, and political satire into a well-knit examination of good and evil."--Library Journal "Maguire is full of storytelling brio . . . his Oz is meticulously drawn."--New York Times "As fantastical as a novel set in Oz should be."--Entertainment Weekly "Maguire has done it again: Son of a Witch is as wicked as they come. . . . Thoroughly entertaining."--Boston Globe For Wicked: "I fell quickly and totally under the spell of this remarkable, wry, and fully realized story."----Wally Lamb, author of She's Come Undone and I Know This Much is True "Maguire's captivating, fully imagined world of horror and wonder illuminates the links between good and evil, retribution and forgiveness."--People "An amazing novel."----John Updike Maguire is full of storytelling brio . . . his Oz is meticulously drawn. --New York Times" A tale that adroitly mixes drama, humor, and political satire into a well-knit examination of good and evil. --Library Journal" Maguire has done it again: Son of a Witch is as wicked as they come. . . . Thoroughly entertaining. --Boston Globe" Maguire s captivating, fully imagined world of horror and wonder illuminates the links between good and evil, retribution and forgiveness. --People" As fantastical as a novel set in Oz should be. --Entertainment Weekly" For Wicked: I fell quickly and totally under the spell of this remarkable, wry, and fully realized story. ----Wally Lamb, author of She's Come Undone and I Know This Much is True" An amazing novel. ----John Updike" Save a place on the shelf between Alice and The Hobbit that spot is well deserved. ----Kirkus Reviews" -Maguire is full of storytelling brio . . . his Oz is meticulously drawn.---New York Times -A tale that adroitly mixes drama, humor, and political satire into a well-knit examination of good and evil.---Library Journal -Maguire has done it again: Son of a Witch is as wicked as they come. . . . Thoroughly entertaining.---Boston Globe -Maguire's captivating, fully imagined world of horror and wonder illuminates the links between good and evil, retribution and forgiveness.---People -As fantastical as a novel set in Oz should be.---Entertainment Weekly For Wicked: -I fell quickly and totally under the spell of this remarkable, wry, and fully realized story.-----Wally Lamb, author of She's Come Undone and I Know This Much is True -An amazing novel.-----John Updike -Save a place on the shelf between Alice and The Hobbit--that spot is well deserved.-----Kirkus Reviews
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54,241 ratings
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4 32% (17,140)
3 35% (18,758)
2 13% (6,996)
1 4% (1,970)
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