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The Witch of the North informs her that she is in the land of the Munchkins, who are grateful to her for having killed the Wicked Witch of the East the house having landed on the witch , thus freeing them. The Witch of the North gives Dorothy the silver shoes of the dead witch and advises her to go to the City of Emeralds to see the Great Wizard Oz , who might help her return to Kansas. The witch sends Dorothy off along the yellow brick road with a magical kiss to protect her from harm.
On the long journey to the Emerald City, Dorothy and Toto are joined by the Scarecrow , who wishes he had brains; the Tin Woodman , who longs for a heart; and the Cowardly Lion , who seeks courage. At last they reach the Emerald City, where the Guardian of the Gates outfits them with green-lensed glasses and leads them to the Palace of Oz. Oz tells them that no favours will be granted until the Wicked Witch of the West has been killed. The companions head to the land of the Winkies, ruled by the Wicked Witch of the West.
The witch sends wolves, crows, bees, and armed Winkies to stop them, all to no avail. So she uses her Golden Cap to summon the Winged Monkeys.
She contrives to make Dorothy trip and fall, so she can grab one of the shoes. An angered Dorothy throws a bucket of water at the witch, who then melts away to nothing.
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Dorothy frees the Cowardly Lion and engages the help of the now free Winkies in repairing and rebuilding the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow, and the friends return to Oz. Oz does not summon them for several days, and, when he does admit them into his presence, he seems reluctant to grant their wishes. Toto knocks over a screen, revealing that Oz is only a common man. He and Dorothy make a balloon to carry them out of the Land of Oz, but the balloon flies away before Dorothy can board; Oz leaves the Scarecrow in charge of the Emerald City.
At the suggestion of a soldier, Dorothy and her friends go to seek the help of Glinda, the Witch of the South. Glinda summons the Winged Monkeys so that they can take the Tin Woodman back to rule the Winkies, the Scarecrow back to Emerald City, and the Cowardly Lion to the forest to be king of the beasts. Then she tells Dorothy how to use the silver shoes to take her back to Kansas.
As well as being a wonderful and exciting adventure for children, the novel shows that each of the travelers already possessed what they had thought they lacked. Baum wrote 13 more Oz books, and the series was continued by another writer after his death. A successful stage adaptation of the book opened in Chicago in and moved to Broadway the following year, and the musical film version starring Judy Garland became a cinema classic, made famous to later generations of children through frequent showings on television. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Article Media. The only complaints I could point out are all the disembodied actions, creative dialogue tags, typical mistakes a proofer could take care of, and the cliffhanger chapter endings.
I mean, seriously, every chapter was a cliffhanger. It made me think it was fanfiction for a while. Rating: Four well, lip bites just seems wrong. So four Tik Toks. View 1 comment. Aug 27, Morgan Dreiss rated it liked it.
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I will pretty much read anything about Oz. This book rustled my jimmies early on, view spoiler [by tricking me into thinking Jinjur was coming into play and by taking the glorious perfect wonderful character of Ozma and turning her into a literal fucking rock. This is, objectively, a good story, even with the typos-- and you know how unforgivable those are for me, usually. This is a really good read, and I hope there's more out there in the future. Jan 13, Shannon Ross rated it really liked it.
Nice twist I am a huge fan of Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland and any stories based off those beloved characters. The reason I gave this a 4 was do to how much was going on. It grips your attention and makes you want to keep turning pages because of all of the action and it being a wonderful story and plot, but it's almost like it peaks to often together between crisis and that your my level of needing the next page seemed to turn into That is not Nice twist I am a huge fan of Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland and any stories based off those beloved characters.
That is not to say some people won't enjoy this because you are never bored and the world created is so vibrant, but to stay at that level of action at all time in my head was almost draining.
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I can say I'm interested in seeing what comes next, but not in a rush to start it tonight. It's a great twist on an old tornado and anyone who adores Oz will enjoy this read. Jan 25, Laura Lineberger rated it it was ok.
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I really liked the premise of this book Dorothy is a grown-up in the real world and doesn't remember her time in Oz but has to return there to save it from an evil king and maybe her former friends, too. Unfortunately, the whole thing about Dorothy being in the real world and not remembering anything lasts for all of about 5 minutes of the book. But I kept reading for the sake of the rest of the story. Here is where I hav I really liked the premise of this book Here is where I have the biggest problem.
It is all TOO ridiculous! Yes, I know this is Oz and a fantasy I understand it's not the real world. But honestly, this story requires TOO much suspension of disbelief. It is one ridiculous predicament after another. Each one ends up with the heroes saved by the skin of their teeth It's like when you play a game with a 5 year old, and as soon as he's 51 spaces behind and about to lose, there's a sudden "new rule" that allows him to jump ahead 52 spaces and win.
But then, literally on the next page, they are in another impossibly ridiculous situation that will require ANOTHER random lucky escape. Over and over and over and over again. In fact, it is very easy to lose track of the big-picture plot line because the whole story is one crisis after another.
Then, it all just wraps up waaaay too neatly. I don't want to give spoilers, but let me say that I was ALMOST happy with how it ended because it seemed like the "right" kind of ending. Then they had to screw it all up and make everything suddenly perfect again. Not a fan.
Feb 20, Glory Hellman rated it it was ok. Stilted and rushed, I really wish the author had taken some time with his premise. It has some moments but not enough and the clunky prose often brings things to a halt. There's a lot of Oz pastiches out there so it's crucial to stand apart, especially for an indie author. Jul 09, Changey Mcsubject rated it really liked it. I was never really a fan of The Wizard of Oz, but I truly enjoyed this take on the story. Jan 14, Atiye rated it really liked it Shelves: kindle. What really got me to enjoy this version of Dorothy's return to Oz more than a few others I've read was in Shadow of Oz, Oz doesn't crumble because Dorothy wasn't there, it's demise was caused by the consequences of her actions.
The wishes made to help the Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man had direct impact on the future of Oz in very unforeseen ways taking a bit of darker turn then some may be used to. As much as I would have loved to give this book 5 stars there were a couple things that prevented th What really got me to enjoy this version of Dorothy's return to Oz more than a few others I've read was in Shadow of Oz, Oz doesn't crumble because Dorothy wasn't there, it's demise was caused by the consequences of her actions.
As much as I would have loved to give this book 5 stars there were a couple things that prevented that from happening. Shadow of Oz is a breakneck paced book filled with action and drama almost boarding to the point of too much. At some points the story grips your attention so tightly you can hardly wait to read whats next; and at another point you're left wondering where the break in the drama is.
It's not necessarily a bad thing for some readers, but for others it can get exhausting. Damon utilizes a lot of characters from Baum's books which are easily recognizable if you're familiar with the world of Oz. However, if someone is reading this book that may only have a passing knowledge about Wizard of Oz, say they've read the first book or seen the Judy Garland film some of the characters and story concepts can be a bit confusing. Jul 06, Iris rated it did not like it. I honestly dnf-ed this book. My only reason is that it's poorly written.
The way it's written doesn't make me think that there was care and thought in the writing. The outline is interesting, but the writing is childish. In a simple way, it reads me of a child's writing. The plotting and action is rushed and not thought out. Nov 09, Rachel Brantley rated it really liked it.
I really liked this Oz story.
It had a lot of action though I was exhausted by the end I would definitely recommend it!