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A Lion Among Men (The Wicked Years, #3) by Gregory Maguire Online



A Lion Among Men (The Wicked Years, #3)

A Lion Among Men (The Wicked Years, #3)

  • Title: A Lion Among Men (The Wicked Years, #3)
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  • ISBN : 9780060548926
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 312 pages


In this much anticipated third volume of the Wicked Years, we return to Oz, seen now through the eyes of the Cowardly Lion the once tiny cub defended by Elphaba in Wicked While civil war looms, a tetchy oracle named Yackle prepares for death Before her final hour, an enigmatic figure known as Brrr the Cowardly Lion arrives searching for information about Elphaba Th In this much anticipated third volume of the Wicked Years, we return to Oz, seen now through the eyes of the Cowardly Lion the once tiny cub defended by Elphaba in Wicked While civil war looms, a tetchy oracle named Yackle prepares for death Before her final hour, an enigmatic figure known as Brrr the Cowardly Lion arrives searching for information about Elphaba Thropp, the Wicked Witch of the West As payment, Yackle demands some answers of her own Brrr surrenders his story abandoned as a cub, his earliest memories are gluey hazes, and his life s path is no Yellow Brick Road A Lion Among Men chronicles a battle of wits hastened by the Emerald City s approaching armies At once a portrait of a would be survivor and a panoramic glimpse of a world gone shrill with war fever, Gregory Maguire s new novel is written with the sympathy and power that have made his books contemporary classics


Author Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children s stories such as L Frank Baum s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked He received his Ph.D in English and American Literature from Tufts University, and his B.A from the State University of New York at Albany He was a professor and co director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children




A Lion Among Men (The Wicked Years, #3) Reviews (31)

  • To be honest I m getting frustrated with Maguire His first book in the series Wicked has received national if not global acclaim, as it rightly should I was originally entranced by Maguire s ability to reinvent Oz while still keeping the classical whimsical elements alive, in fact fleshing them out [..]

  • Lions and tigers and bears, oh my Yes, A Lion Among Men has them all This is the Cowardly Lion s story in a nutshelland a few other nuts are de shelled as well Watching cowards in action is hard to stomach We forever wish them to be brave, to show some sign of courage But that is not the Lion [..]

  • So The third book in what s now referred to as The Wicked Years Alright I adore Wicked, both in its written and musical forms Son of a Witch was a decent sequel And I was really excited when I learned that we d get the Lion s perspective in all this Brrr is on Emerald City business, in search of the [..]

  • This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Gregory Maguire wrote a terrific book called Wicked that I liked a lot and that spawned a Broadway musical that bore only a passing resemblance to it, but was also terrific He couldn t leave well enough alone and wrote a [..]

  • Considering how much I enjoyed Wicked, and how much I enjoyed Son of a Witch, I found A Lion Among Men disappointing I was all geared up to find out what happens with Liir and you know what from the end of Son of a Witch, but the third book in this series barely mentions him Instead, this book focu [..]

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