Monday, November 21, 2011

Out of Oz

Out of Oz (Wicked Years, #4)Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The stirring, long-awaited conclusion to the extraordinary bestselling series begun with Wicked, Out of Oz is a magical journey rife with revelations and reversals, reprisals and surprises — the hallmarks of the brilliant and unique imagination of Gregory Maguire.(less)

Hardcover, 568 pages

Published November 1st 2011 by William Morrow

ISBN 0060548940 (ISBN13: 9780060548940)


This is a must read for fans of the Wicked series. This last installment finds Oz in the middle of a civil war with the Emerald City against the Munchkinlanders with our favorite main characters, Liir, Candle, Brr the Cowardly Lion and Rain, all caught in the middle. Loose ends are tied up as we learn what has happened to characters in the past like Trism and Lady Glinda. This book is hard to put down as one question is answered you then are led to others. Most, but not all, of the questions that I had about what had happend to whom was answered by the end of this installment. And there were certainly surprises that I didn't see coming. All in all, I loved this one. It grabbed you from the begining and filled in most of the blanks along the way.

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