The Wizard left Oz in a hot air balloon—or did he? This digital original novella is the third installment in the prequel arc to the edgy and exciting New York Times bestseller Dorothy Must Die.
Dorothy Gale is back . . . and she's not the sweet little heroine of Oz anymore. She's power-hungry and vicious, and she leaves a trail of destruction beneath her spike-heeled, magical shoes. But she wasn't always in charge. There used to be a different ruler of Oz. Someone who also came from the Other Place, and who stole power for himself. They called him the Wizard.
The story goes that when a young Dorothy revealed the Wizard as a fraud, the man behind the curtain fled Oz in his hot air balloon. But in The Wizard Returns, he wakes in a field of poppies to find out that not only had he never left, but that he has no memory of who—or where—he is. As he undergoes a series of tests to uncover his memories, he finds that the very girl who threw him from the Emerald Palace is in control. And that Oz may be his destiny after all.
The Wizard Returns 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Danielle Paige has a great imagination. Her characters are well-drawn, her plotting is fast paced and filled with vivid images. Much like her last book, where she fails is her dialogue. She relies on everyone being cryptic and keeping certain information from character to character. An author can only use that do much before it bogs down the book. The dialogue doesn't seem to fit the excellent characters she has inherited and created. Will I read the next one? Of course, as Ms. Paige has me hooked with her storytelling abilities. She just needs to work on having dialogue fit the character and stop with the cryptic conversations.
I have no idea there was another short story in the series! this talks about how the wizard, trye to leave oz, but something won't let him. OZ itself. how he remained asleep for 25 years, amd a woke to a lose memory of who he was. he was brought before the fairy's hoping he was a changed man, and would help save the place he once called home. and when he is put to the test's he passes them.. and takes the job to protected OZ, and he is grainted the powers of Oz. but has he really changed? now that his memories returned to him, is still the selfess man who wanted the power and fame? or has he change?
I am really enjoying these books. Light and easy to get lost in. Would like if they had them all in audio 📖.
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