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Susan became a librarian many light years ago and has been reviewing
books ever since. Audiobooks and graphic novels have
expanded her quest to find the best science fiction in Libraryland.
|A podcast by Susan Dunman
The Wicked Witch of the West is dead, but did she leave behind a son who may have inherited some of her magical
abilities? Left for dead in a muddy culvert, those who tend the mysterious young man are more concerned with
saving his life rather than identifying him as the offspring of Elphaba Throp. While comatose, Liir dreams of
his past, beginning with the death of the witch at the hands of Dorothy. This twisted tale of the Land of Oz
will forever change your vision of an innocent time and place. In the audiobook, Maguire's imagination is
coupled with his narrative skills to bring to life a magical kingdom that has its share of human foibles and
political maneuverings. But there's also a unique sense of the fantastic layered throughout the narrative,
making this sequel to Wicked a title that will have Oz fans hoping for a third installment
about Maguire's Emerald City.
Copyright © 2005 Susan Dunman