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Son of a Witch

by Gregory Maguire

Son of a Witch
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  • First Published:
    Sep 2005, 352 pages
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    Oct 2006, 356 pages

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Return to Oz with the sequel to Gregory Maguire's Wicked.

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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