Out of Oz - Wicked Years, Bk 4 Author:Gregory Maguire Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years — Once peaceful and prosperous, the spectacular Land of Oz is knotted with social unrest: The Emerald City is mounting an invasion of Munchkinland, Glinda is under house arrest, and the Cowardly Lion is on the run from the law. And look who’s knocking at the door. It&rs... more »quo;s none other than Dorothy. Yes. That Dorothy.
Yet amidst all this chaos, Elphaba’s granddaughter, the tiny green baby born at the close of Son of a Witch, has come of age. Now it is up to Rain to take up her broom -- and her legacy -- in an Oz wracked by war.
The stirring, long-awaited conclusion to the bestselling series begun with Wicked, Out of Oz is a magical journey rife with revelations and reversals, reprisals and surprises -- the hallmarks of the unique imagination of Gregory Maguire. « less
I did enjoy it more than the third, but I was still disappointed. I found most of the characters two-dimensional and without actual personality. A couple of the secondary characters had a spark, but the primaries just plodded along whatever path they were taking with no real investment. Running for your life isn't interesting if you don't really care one way or another. Fascinating mysterious objects are introduced only to be dropped at the end of the scene and only mentioned later in passing. Wicked was interesting and showed promise, but every book since has left me wishing for a re-write by a more dynamic author. Such a a great concept, ending with a resounding "thud".