Published by HarperCollins on February 16th 2016
Genres: fantasy, Retelling, Young Adult
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Also by this author: Dorothy Must Die, The Wicked Will Rise
Before the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and the Scarecrow became Dorothy’s henchmen in Dorothy Must Die…
The Wizard was gone, Dorothy had returned home to Kansas, and Oz was left a changed place. Glinda the Good Witch set the three friends on their new paths: the Scarecrow would now rule the Emerald City with his new brain, the Tin Woodman and his heart would travel to the land of the Winkies to become their leader, and the Lion would put his courage to good use as the King of Beasts.
But in a place like Oz, where magic and temptation lurk around every corner, the gifts from the Wizard begin to take on a life of their own…
This bind-up of three prequel novellas to the New York Times Bestselling Dorothy Must Die series follows the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the Lion as they evolve from Dorothy’s beloved friends into something almost Wicked.
I don’t really have a whole lot to say about this set of short stories. I didn’t really care for it. The Tin Man, Scarecrow and Lion are pretty horrible people. They are self centered and only do things that will benefit themselves.
The only one that I actually enjoyed was the Lion’s story. There are times when he seems to have an actual conscience. But other than that, I could have done without these stories.
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