Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring The Wonderful Alice of Oz by Ron Glick.
About the Book:
Three Wicked Witches vie for control of the Magical Land of Oz, while the Wizard appears no closer to solving the mystery of how to return the former Wyrds to Wonderland. But Glinda’s secret may shift the balance in an entirely unforeseen direction! Meanwhile, a quest beyond the Looking Glass may have gleaned more than anyone was hoping for when Dorothy’s return from that magical realm attracts the attention of a new player in the conflict…
Written with a faithful eye to the original Baum and Carroll classics, The Wonderful Alice of Oz concludes the first story arc of the series, while setting the foundation for the next chapter to unfold.
The third and final book in Ron Glick’s Oz-Wonderland Series didn’t disappoint as the story remained fresh and kept me turning pages. As with the other two books in the series, I thought this stayed true to the original characters and stories written by L. Frank Baum and Lewis Carroll while taking them in a whole new direction.
For me, Fenstel (The Wicked Witch of the West) and Toto were the two stand out characters simply for their roles and interactions. I don’t want to give too much away, but they both had unexpected roles that lifted them both in my eyes. There was also a little nugget buried in the book hinting at a second series that I can’t wait to read.
Overall, I really enjoyed the story as it took me back to being a child and reading the original classics.