Son of a Witch, Paperback Book
2 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Back in the land of Oz, the adolescent boy Liir was last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy did in the Witch.

Bruised, comatose, and left for dead, Liir is tended to at the Cloister of Saint Glinda by a 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?

In an Oz that, since the Wizard's departure, is under new and dangerous management, can Liir keep his head down long enought to grow up?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512 pages, Map
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780755341566

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After being completely wowed by 'Wicked' I was inevitable disappointed with this sequel which was plagued by poor, unfinished characterization, an annoying level of angst-filled introspection on the part of our protagonist, and a plot that really struggled to go anywhere. A shame, becuase the level of intricacy in Maguire's development of the sociopolitical aspects of OZ is truly stunning.

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Now I wasn't a massive fan of Wicked, although a few of the ideas were worth mulling over. But this book I couldn't even get through. I'm sure the story isn't that bad, but the writing is shocking. Give it to someone else to write and we might have a decent book.Sorry, I'm not normally so harsh, but I can't even describe what it's about.

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