(E–pub) A Lion Among Men AUTHOR Gregory Maguire

  • Hardcover
  • 312
  • A Lion Among Men
  • Gregory Maguire
  • English
  • 15 December 2020
  • 9780060548926

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Free download A Lion Among Men æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free The Cowardly Lion arrives searching for information about Elphaba Thropp the Wicked Witch of the West As payment Yackle demands some answers of her own Brrr surrenders his story abandoned as a cub his earliest memories are gluey hazes and his life's path is no Yellow Brick Road A Lion Among Men Considering how much I enjoyed Wicked and how much I enjoyed Son of a Witch I found A Lion Among Men disappointing I was all geared up to find out what happens with Liir and you know what from the end of Son of a Witch but the third book in this series barely mentions him Instead this book focuses primarily on the Cowardly Lion and his life experiences and touches a bit on Fiyero s daughter I found the author s language annoying if not incomprehensible at times or maybe I just didn t have the patience to figure it out and felt as though the effort he spent trying to sound profound could have been better spent developing a worthwhile plot for the Lion overall the reading felt tediousThat said I did enjoy some of the book particularly the bits involving Mother Yackle a strange character first introduced in Wicked whose history is revealed in A Lion Among Men and is a lovely example of the bizarre yet imaginatively delightful writing I was expecting from Gregory Maguire throughout the book False Pretences you know what from the end of Son of a Witch but the third book in this series barely mentions him Instead this book focuses primarily on the Cowardly Lion and his life experiences and touches a bit on Fiyero s daughter I found the author s language annoying if not incomprehensible at times or maybe I just didn t have the patience to figure it out and felt as though the effort he spent trying to sound profound could have been better spent developing a worthwhile plot for the Lion overall the reading felt tediousThat said I did enjoy some of the book particularly the bits involving Mother Yackle a strange character first introduced in Wicked whose history is revealed in A Lion Among Men and is a lovely example of the bizarre Digital Minimalism Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World yet imaginatively delightful writing I was expecting from Gregory Maguire throughout the book

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Free download A Lion Among Men æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free In this much anticipated third volume of the Wicked Years we return to Oz seen now through the eyes of the Cowardly Lion the once tiny cub defended by Elphaba in Wicked While civil war looms a tetchy oracle named Yackle prepares for death Before her final hour an enigmatic figure known as Brrr So The third book in what s now referred to as The Wicked Years Alright I adore Wicked both in its written and musical forms Son of a Witch was a decent seuel And I was really excited when I learned that we d get the Lion s perspective in all this Brrr is on Emerald City business in search of the oracle Yackle who was mentioned in Madame Morrible s notes Why Mostly in search of both The Grimmerie Elphaba s book of magic and Liir her son Yackle was often on the outskirts of Elphaba s life and Brrr wants to know exactly why It soon gets mixed up with Brrr s past Yackle s past and the current civil war between EC and Munchkinland Revolts Emperors and the like But for all my excitement of this I feel really let down There were parts that were interesting both with Brrr and Yackle Brrr s childhood for instance since we know he was the cub in Wicked and his interractions with Dorothy Yackle s memories of Elphaba and Liir and Fiyero I m sad to say though that I was often bored by this and was just trying to finish it for the sake of finishing it It s clear from the ending that there will be another book and why not People loved Wicked and want to meet up with those familiar characters again But I really really hope the next book is much better Too much politics and information that really isn t vital to the story

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Free download A Lion Among Men æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Chronicles a battle of wits hastened by the Emerald City's approaching armies At once a portrait of a would be survivor and a panoramic glimpse of a world gone shrill with war fever Gregory Maguire's new novel is written with the sympathy and power that have made his books contemporary classic I don t know what to think about this one I ve wondered why I ve persevered with this series although it has been a long time since I read the previous book These books are too clever for their own good or at least they think they areThe central characters in this book are the Cowardly Lion who briefly appeared in the original book as cub and Old Mother Yackle the Oracle Yackle still lives with the maunts and she wants to die but try as she might she still lives She even had herself shut in a crypt for a year and she still didn t die So Yackle is trying to figure out whyThe Cowardly Lion his real name is Brr comes to Yackle for information he s looking for Liir and thinks she can help him But what he s really looking for is the Grimmerie As a servant of the court he has to find it otherwise he ll end up in SouthstairsBut Yackle needs to know if she can trust Brr so she gets him to share memories So this book is mainly flashbacks of both their past but mainly Brr s past Nothing ever seems to have gone right for him no memory of his family no memory of his childhood trip to Shiz no friends the only Animal in Society when it wasn t fashionable to be an Animal He stumbles from one uncomfortable situation to anotherYackle has no memory of being young she was born old Blind after events in the previous book you re never uite sure if the visions she has are real or not But she was always there on the outskirts of Elphaba s lifeBut Yackle isn t the only one prone to prophecy s as a certain clock is making its way to the mauntery accompanied by a woman that many thought was dead Her tale is also woven into the storyThe problem is that this story feels like a bit of a filler a way to manoeuvre characters in preparation for the finale Because it also rehashes what happened to Liir and Candle so the search can begin for them and their little girl Because war has broken out and maybe a witches granddaughter is the only one who can put things right