Booking Through Thursday: One Question


If you could ask your favorite author (alive or dead) one question … who would you ask, and what would the question be?

Just one favorite author? Really?

I’d probably ask Gregory Maguire why A Lion Among Men didn’t involve the little green girl from Son of a Witch. For me, the entire Wicked Years saga focuses on Elphaba and her line. It was such a disappointment to learn nothing about the little green girl and instead learn about two minor characters for an entire book. I just want to know why he thought a book focusing on The Cowardly Lion and minor characters from the two previous novels would be more interesting than that little green girl.

8 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday: One Question

    • The first two are wonderful, but I would seriously recommend skipping A Lion Among Men. It only reveals one thing related to the main story of the series- that of Elphaba and her family, including Fiyero’s family- and I didn’t find the story of the Cowardly Lion all that interesting.

    • I’d recommend Wicked– it’s the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West, and it really blows your mind in how it expands the world of Oz. Son of a Witch is its sequel, which is also quite good, and A Lion Among Men is technically a sequel to that. The first two are so worth it- the third, not so much.

  1. Haven’t read any of these books, although I’ve got Wicked on my TBR shelf. Maybe the author just got bored with the characters and wanted to branch out? But it’s always disappointing when a series you’ve enjoyed starts not living up to expectations.

    • That may be right- Maguire may be sick of dealing with Elphaba and her family, but he gave us such a delicious tidbit at the end of Son of a Witch that I was really shocked he didn’t further that. You’re going to love Wicked. It’s amazing.

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