From the book jacket:
Ten years after the publication of
Wicked, Gregory Maguire returns 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? Can he ...
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