A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire
(The Wicked Years, Book 3)

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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.

 

About Gregory Maguire

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Gregory Maguire is the bestselling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Lost, Mirror Mirror, and the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked, Son of a Witch, and A Lion Among Men. Wicked, now a beloved classic, is the basis for the Tony Award–winning Broadway musical of the same name. Maguire has lectured on art, literature, and culture both at home and abroad. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.
 
Published October 6, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 338 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The entertaining third installment of bestseller Maguire's Wicked Years series, a revisionist chronicle of L. Frank Baum's classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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As all-out war looms between the Munchkinland guerrillas and the emperor of Oz's Emerald City soldiers, Brrr the lion, now working as an imperial spy, must somehow glean invaluable information from a crone named Yackle before she dies.

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Book Reporter

A LION AMONG MEN also will likely please many fans of WICKED who were somewhat less satisfied with its first sequel, SON OF A WITCH (and, on a side note, those who are picking up A LION AMONG MEN first would do well to read the books in order if they hope to understand the complex relationships a...

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Suite 101

If one of the traits of a Dystopian regime is stamping out all opposition, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter does a pretty decent job.

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He returned to its terrain ten years later with Son of a Witch and now continues his exploration with A Lion Among Men, the third in the newly christened Wicked Years series.

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PopMatters

(I’ve read most of the Oz books to my daughter and note that though Baum wrote both The Scarecrow of Oz and The Tin Woodman of Oz, none of his books featured the Cowardly Lion.

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