Title: A Lion Among Men (The Wicked Years, Book 3)
Publisher: William Morrow (2008), (New York)
Publication Date: 2008
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed By Author
Edition: First Edition.
First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on a tipped in a special tipped-in page. In this case, the binder made an error and tipped in two signed pages. Bookseller Inventory # 79638
Synopsis: 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.
Return to a darker Oz with Gregory Maguire. In A Lion Among Men, the third volume in Maguire?s acclaimed, New York Times bestselling series The Wicked Years, a fuller, more complex Cowardly Lion is brought to life and gets to tell his remarkable tale. It is a story of oppression and fear in a world gone mad with war fever?of Munchkins, Wizards, and Wicked Witches?and especially of a gentle soul and determined survivor who is truly A Lion Among Men.
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