Son Of A Witch: A Novel by Gregory MaguireSon Of A Witch: A Novel by Gregory Maguire

Son Of A Witch: A Novel

byGregory Maguire

Hardcover | September 27, 2005

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The Wicked Years continue in Gregory Maguire’s Son of a Witch—the heroic saga of the hapless yet determined young man who may or may not be the offspring of the fabled Wicked Witch of the West. A New York Times bestseller like its predecessor, the remarkable Wicked, Son of a Witch follows the boy Liir on his dark odyssey across an ingeniously re-imagined and nearly unrecognizable Land of Oz—a journey that will take him deep into the bowels of the <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_placename _w3a_st="on">Emerald <_st13a_placetype _w3a_st="on">City, lately abandoned by the Wizard, and into the jaws of dragons. At once a grim fairy tale and an uplifting adventure, Son of a Witch is a true wonder.<_o3a_p>

Gregory Maguire is the bestselling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Lost, Mirror Mirror, and the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked, Son of a Witch, and A Lion Among Men. Wicked, now a beloved classic, is the basis for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical of the same name. Maguire has lectured on art, literature...
Title:Son Of A Witch: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.13 inPublished:September 27, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780060548933

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from mature Going in as a huge fan of the Wicked musical it was nothing like the hit show. I didn't really enjoy the series, its definitely a very mature read
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from oh well I didn't enjoy this book nearly as much as I thought I would. Maybe I was too young for the series as I found some parts confusing and the writing difficult to follow. Oh well, may be worth a go for huge fans of Oz
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Good I was pleasantly surprised with this book. It was so good.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet Very well written, superbly thought out...
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from far better than the first interesting main character
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I thought this one was even better than the first in a lot of ways.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Son of a Witch So much better than the first in the series, Wicked.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great spin on an old story! I read this book years ago & enjoyed it so much I bought the whole series! I thought it was a great idea to tell these old stories from the villains perspective.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from just ok I did not enjoy this as much as Wicked but it was decent
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the read. Not as good as wicked, but well worth the read.
Date published: 2010-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wicked Read. Fans of Grogory Maguire's "Wicked" will be more than pleased to return to his land of Oz in "Son of a Witch." Told in a combination of past and present timelines, the book furthers its parent novel's depiction of an almost believable alternate world. Mixing fantastic talking Animals, myth and magic with religion, politics and prison, Maguire paints an Oz that is at once darkly mysterious and beautifully captivating. The story follows Liir, the Witch of the West's supposed son, as he journeys from childhood into adulthood. Unsure of where he fits in the world following the Witch's curious demise, Liir stuggles to figure life out, meanwhile attempting to understand his complicated origins. Along the way he is aided, often too briefly, by a cast of fascinating new, as well as old familiar characters. I couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2008-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Story I loved Wicked and thought i'd try this book. Loved it, think it was even better than Wicked....definitely will read his others. I recommend this book to anyone, great story.
Date published: 2007-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from He'd make Elphaba proud... I didn't expect to connect with the protagonist - but what Maguire does best is take characters of myth (or of his own making) and endears them to us; makes them flesh and blood, real, and oh so human. Its a coming of age story, a story about a boy try to fill a Witch's cape - it was a beautiful sequel (although, nothing quite compares to wicked!)
Date published: 2006-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I thought it would be difficult, no offence intended, to create a follow up novel to Wicked that would be as astonoshing as the original. However, I was proven wrong. Though I personally favour Wicked, I must say Son Of A Witch is an excellent novel. The story outlines and relates perfectly to the issues in the previous novel. Gregory Maguire manages to incorporate current themes into it. It was excellently written and beautifully crafted. It answers all the questions left behind from Wicked as well as it opens Pandora's box to a new series of questions and journeys that can be explored. Five thumbs up!
Date published: 2006-05-12

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