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Son of a Witch (Hardcover)

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The long-anticipated sequel to the million-copy bestselling novel Wicked

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.

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?

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.

About the Author

Gregory Maguire is the New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister; Lost; Mirror Mirror; and the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, and Out of Oz. Now a beloved classic, Wicked is the basis for a blockbuster Tony Award winning Broadway musical. Maguire has lectured on art, literature, and culture both at home and abroad. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.

Praise For…

“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.”

“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
-—John Updike

“Save a place on the shelf between Alice and The Hobbit—that spot is well deserved.”
-—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060548933
ISBN-10: 0060548932
Publisher: ReganBooks
Publication Date: September 27th, 2005
Pages: 337
Language: English
Series: Wicked Years (Hardcover)