The long-anticipated sequel to the million-copy
bestselling novel 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, and left for dead in a gully, Liir is shattered
in spirit as well as in form. But he is tended at the Cloister of
Saint Glinda by the silent novice called Candle, who wills him back
to life with her musical gifts.
What dark force left Liir in this condition? Is he really
Elphaba's son? He has her broom and her cape -- but what of her
powers? Can he find his supposed half-sister, Nor, last seen in the
forbidding prison, Southstairs? In an Oz that, since the Wizard's
departure, is under new and dangerous management, can Liir keep his
head down long enough to grow up?
For the countless fans who have been dazzled and entranced by
Maguire's Oz, Son of a Witch is the rich reward
they have awaited so long.