*** Son of a Witch, Gregory Maguire, 2005
I'm on a roll, reading lots of good books by good writers with a flare for imagery, a turn of phrase, and metaphor. It's been a while since I read Wicked, but I thought it was great, so when I saw the sequel at Half-Price books, I snagged it.
It does not disappoint. Excellent writing that pegged the Elliptical Test. I evidently read Wicked before 2008 when I started the Wunderfool Reading List, so I don't have a review to point to. The stories provide an alternate history of Oz and characters from the Frank L Baum series, which I've never read. Unlike Baum's books, Maguire's books are not for children and are definitely not rated G. I would put them more at an R rating.But the writing is excellent and highly recommended.