Son of a Witch: Volume Two in the Wicked Years (Paperback)
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 Emerald 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.
Gregory Maguire is the New York Times bestselling author of A Wild Winter Swan; Hiddensee; After Alice; Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister; Lost; Mirror Mirror; and the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked—the beloved classic that is the basis for the blockbuster Tony Award–winning Broadway musical of the same name—Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, and Out of Oz. He lives with his family in New England.
“Maguire is full of storytelling brio . . . his Oz is meticulously drawn.” — New York Times
“A tale that adroitly mixes drama, humor, and political satire into a well-knit examination of good and evil.” — Library Journal
“Maguire has done it again: Son of a Witch is as wicked as they come. . . . Thoroughly entertaining.” — Boston Globe
“Maguire’s captivating, fully imagined world of horror and wonder illuminates the links between good and evil, retribution and forgiveness.” — People
“As fantastical as a novel set in Oz should be.” — Entertainment Weekly
For Wicked: “I fell quickly and totally under the spell of this remarkable, wry, and fully realized story.” — —Wally Lamb, author of She's Come Undone and I Know This Much is True
“An amazing novel.” — —John Updike
“Save a place on the shelf between Alice and The Hobbit—that spot is well deserved.” — —Kirkus Reviews