Wicked, author Gregory Maguire’s series based on The Wizard of Oz, will conclude with the release of Out of Oz. The five-book series, which started with Wicked and spawned a Broadway musical of the same name, has found numerous fans along the way, and the finale should help answer any of their remaining questions.
In a blog post announcing the new book, Maguire summed up his process: “Yes, I have a destination, I have a sense of how the book, and the series, must end. The novel opens — this is all I will say — with Glinda Upland under house arrest.” If you’ll recall, the fourth book left things in a bit of a ruin, with Munchkinland invaded and the poor Cowardly Lion on the run from the law. Oz itself is wracked by civil war, and everything is in complete chaos.
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How will it all turn out? Ask Maguire himself when he appears at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street, to talk about the series and sign copies of Out of Oz. For more information, go to www.tatteredcover.com or call 303-436-1070
Tue., Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., 2011