Son Of A Witch: A Novel

Paperback | September 26, 2006

byGregory Maguire

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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>

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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 inge...

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Ten years after the publication of Wicked, beloved novelist Gregory Maguire returns to the land of Oz to introduce 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 ...

Gregory Maguire is theNew York Timesbestselling author ofConfessions of an Ugly Stepsister; Lost; Mirror Mirror;and the Wicked Years, a series that includesWicked, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men,andOut of Oz. Now a beloved classic,Wickedis the basis for a blockbuster Tony Award–winning Broadway musical. Maguire has lectured on art, l...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.88 inPublished:September 26, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060747226

ISBN - 13:9780060747220

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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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“Save a place on the shelf between Alice and The Hobbit—that spot is well deserved.”