October 1, 2005
October 1, 2005
The sequel to Wicked returns to the land of Oz to tell the story of Liir, an adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy did in Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. 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 fulfill the last wishes of a dying princess? In an Oz that, since the Wizard's departure, is under new anddangerous management, can Liir keep his head down long enough to grow up?Years after the death of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, a young man named Liir, rumored to be Elphaba's son, is discovered in the ruins of Emerald City and revived by the mysterious foundling Candle.
The homage to L. Frank Baum's Oz books and cynical commentary on the dirty underside to fantasy novels continue with the long-awaited sequel to WICKED, the bestseller that inspired a hit Broadway musical. Elphaba Thropp, the green-skinned Wicked Witch of the West, has died, leaving behind the foundling boy Liir, who believes that he may actually be her illegitimate son. Alone and rootless, he resolves to search for his childhood friend (and possible half-sister) Nor, who was taken away by the Wizard's army several years ago.
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Legends + Myths + Fables / General, Horror + Ghost Stories, Romance, General, Types of Characters, Family + Friendship, Science Fiction + Fantasy
- Language: English
- Author: Gregory Maguire
- Online Item #: 11468161
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-4066
- ISBN: 9780060548933
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported