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By Gregory Maguire

Whereas civil warfare looms in oz., Brrr—the Cowardly Lion—surrenders the tale of his lifestyles to a tetchy oracle named Yackle. deserted as a cub, Brrr's direction from infancy within the nice Gillikan wooded area is not any Yellow Brick street. trying to redress an early mistake, he trudges via a swamp of ghosts, turns into implicated in a bloodbath of trolls, falls in love with a forbidding Cat princess, and avoids a prison sentence through agreeing to function a lackey to the war-mongering Emperor of oz..

A portrait of a would-be survivor and a wide ranging glimpse of a global long gone shrill with battle fever, Gregory Maguire's A Lion between Men is written with the sympathy and gear that experience made his books modern classics.

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This wasn舗t quite as much fun as he舗d imagined. 舡 舠Help is near enough. If not from your clan, then from mine. I just got separated from my pals. Not long ago, really. They probably only made it back to the base camp by now. And look, in case the base camp has pulled up stakes, there舗s a small cadre of the Wizard舗s forces stationed at Tenniken. I舗m one of their number舒hunting with my mates on behalf of the regiment. They舗re loyal to the Wizard of Oz! They will come for me if you tell them where I am.

And maybe the boys were sensible enough to do so. Whenever the sergeant-at-hand called back the company舒a few starry-eyed converts compensating for any no-shows舒they apparently always found their treasure in working trim. Sometimes it would be overgrown with forest ivy or moss. Dead leaves, tendrils of cobweb. Perhaps a kind of natural camouflage the Clock called to itself. It didn舗t matter. The handmade masterpiece snapped right back to business. The play of its gears remained deft, the tension in its belts and chains keen.

Red, unblinking, unblinkered. You, you can look all you want, she thought, but even so she slipped into the water hastily. What words she had thought to write on the face of the moon were washed away from her as she submerged, trying to disturb no one, nothing. Trying not so much as to interrupt a current, even trying not to shatter into soft-edged platelets the green moon in the reflection. Trying to sidestep having any influence at all, now and till the end of her life. 舦 4 舦 AT DAWN Sister Hospitality was summoned to the back door of the mauntery when the medical team returned, accompanied by a tall, stooped figure.

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