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Son of a Witch
Son of a Witch
Author: Gregory Maquire
From 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...  more
ISBN-13: 9780739467053
ISBN-10: 0739467050
Pages: 337
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3 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: regan books/harper collins
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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I am still personally enjoying the faerie tale series more than the Oz series. I will continue to read every book Maguire has written in this series because the world and characters he puts together are so richly imagined, and a mirror to our own world only with more colorful creatures, norms, and cultures. The ending of this book ABSOLUTELY hooked me in, again I think Maguire really opens up in the end to grab the reader and keep them coming back. An entertaining and richly detailed literary journey.
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I enjoyed this book and felt it ended too soon. I can't wait for the sequel. (There'd better be one as it left you hanging!)

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  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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This is the second book in Maguire's "The Wicked Years" series. For whatever reason, I enjoyed this one a bit more than Wicked, perhaps because it was shorter and therefore the parts that "dragged" didn't seem as long as they did in Wicked? Anyway, this book follows Liir, the young man who accompanies Elphaba in the later part of the first book. Liir doesn't know if Elphaba was really his mother or not, but this book follows Liir's emotions as he deals with Elphaba's death, tries to piece his own life together, and searches for Nor, his young friend and possible half-sister who was captured by the Wizard's troops in Wicked. We find out what happens to Oz after the "Wicked Witch of the West" dies, get a better look at Mother Yackle (or Yackle) the mysterious creature who often appeared throughout Elphaba's life, and what happened to the Animals after the Wizard leaves. I was disappointed that this book left so many loose ends unraveled, but I guess that's so the third book could be written. Anyway, this is a perfectly good book to read when you are looking for something to lose your imagination in and rediscover the version of Oz that Maguire puts forth to us in Wicked.
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An apt and fitting sequel to WICKED. Liir carries on after the death of Elphaba at the hands of Dorothy. This is definately NOT for kids! He learns to find love - perhaps.

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Liir (Primary Character)
Candle (Major Character)
Glinda (Minor Character)
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Shell Thropp (Trivial Character)
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