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Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years (Hardcover)
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The stunning conclusion to the smash New York Times bestselling series the Wicked Years
Hailed as bewitching, remarkable, extraordinary, engrossing, amazing, and delicious, Gregory Maguires Wicked Years seriesa sophisticated fantasy cycle inspired by the classic childrens novel The Wizard of Ozbecame national bestsellers and the basis for a hit Tony-winning Broadway musical. Now, Maguire returns with the final installment in his transformative work, a thrilling and compulsively readable saga in which the fate of Oz is decided at last. . . .
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 whos knocking at the door. Its none other than Dorothy. Yes. That Dorothy.
Yet amidst all this chaos, Elphabas 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 broomand her legacyin 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 surprisesthe hallmarks of the unique imagination of Gregory Maguire.
About the Author
Gregory Maguire is the author of several best-selling adult novels, including Wicked, which was turned into a Broadway musical. His books for younger readers include the picture book Crabby Cratchitt, the novel The Good Liar, and the popular Hamlet Chronicles series. While writing Leaping Beauty, Mr. Maguire sadly became allergic to all creatures great and small. Now he lives in a house without pets, though he is the father of three happy, noisy small children to whom, at this writing, he has not yet developed allergies.
Praise for Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years…
“[A] sassy reimagining of Baum’s world. . . . Maguire’s canvas is incredibly rich. . . . This last installment is one to savor.”