Once upon a time, the Scarecrow's only wish was to have a brain. This digital original novella is the fifth installment in the prequel arc to the edgy and thrilling New York Times bestsellers Dorothy Must Die and The Wicked Will Rise and follows the Scarecrow after he finally gets his wish.
In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow received the gift of a brain from the Wizard and was appointed the new ruler of Oz. In The Straw King, the Scarecrow's tale takes a crooked turn when his reign is threatened. With faith in his newfound wisdom shaken, the Scarecrow will turn to anyone who can help—even if others have their own interests at heart.
The Straw King by Danielle Paige is a dark and compelling reimagining of a beloved classic and is perfect for fans of Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Beastly by Alex Flinn, and Wicked by Gregory Maguire.
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The Straw King is yet another installment in the 7 part prequel set of novellas by Danielle Paige! In these novellas we basically see what was happening in Oz after Dorothy left. In The Straw King we focus on the Scarecrow.
I sometimes forget how different the movie Wizard of Oz is compared to the books. I never did read all the books about Oz, but I feel like I get the general idea about them through these stories. There’s mentioning of places and events that feel familiar, but yet weren’t ones I am aware of. No matter, that’s not really necessary to know in order to enjoy this story.
In this one we see the Scarecrow trying to read and learn as much as he can about Oz in order to be a fit king. But no sooner than when he starts, Oz is attacked by Jinjur and her army and soon the Scarecrow and the Lion are fleeing the palace. They will have to work together along with his subjects from the forest and a set of flying monkeys in order to get the...
I love these novellas by Danielle Paige! They give you enough back story to keep you wanting just a bit more. Also, they are always spaced far enough apart so it doesn't feel like it takes too long for the next book to be released. Not only was this one captivating, but it also remained true to the classic L. Frank Baum novels with General Jinjur bringing her army of girls to overthrow the Scarecrow. 😁
After the bore the Tin man was, I am very happy with this book. Scare kept it interesting. He always gave me the creeps. In the original OZ and Return to OZ. I like how it ended also.
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