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A Lion Among Men
A Lion Among Men: Volume Three in The Wicked Years | Gregory Maguire
While civil war looms in Oz, Brrr—the Cowardly Lion—surrenders the story of his life to a tetchy oracle named Yackle. Abandoned as a cub, Brrr's path from infancy in the Great Gillikan Forest is no Yellow Brick Road. Seeking to redress an early mistake, he trudges through a swamp of ghosts, becomes implicated in a massacre of trolls, falls in love with a forbidding Cat princess, and avoids a jail sentence by agreeing to serve as a lackey to the war-mongering Emperor of Oz. A portrait of a would-be survivor and a panoramic glimpse of a world gone shrill with war fever, Gregory Maguire's A Lion Among Men is written with the sympathy and power that have made his books contemporary classics.
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pppooraikul
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Mehso-so

I know I said this too many times but hey, I‘m back! 😊👋🏼📚

This focuses mainly on Cowardly Lion, the infamous collaborationist. He sought out Mother Yackle to get some information on Elphaba‘s past and ended up, quite involuntarily, recounting his own.

Like previous books, the pace picked up at the latter 1/3. The end served storyline well & was satisfying enough. However, I was barely engaged & had only a little sympathy for Brrr. 🤷🏽‍♀️

BooknerdsLife 😱Didn't know there's a 3rd book! 3w
pppooraikul @BooknerdsLife Acutually, there‘re 4 books in total! 😂 3w
BooknerdsLife @pppooraikul AH!!! 😱 I‘d never be able to catch up ...not that I‘ve started, but it‘s been sitting on my TBR for ages! 🤣 3w
pppooraikul @BooknerdsLife I know that feeling! Lol. And this series is a bit hard to get into IMO. 😂 3w
BooknerdsLife @pppooraikul 😂😂🙈 3w
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Craftylikefox
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#manicmonday
📚A Lion Among Men
🎬The Wizard of Oz
🎼Hakuna Matata

@JoScho I hope your Monday was a good one 💕

JoScho Thanks friend-it wasn‘t awesome but it is over and tomorrow is another day. Thanks for playing 💛🦁 3mo
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The.Intentional.Reader
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Been cleaning up the book shelves and saw that I had an autographed edition of “A Lion Among Men” by Gregory Maguire. Score!

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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bookworm.krizia
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bookworm.krizia
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Pickpick

This has to be the best in the series. It was raw, emotional and just a very sad book. It was also simpler than the first 2. It was more personal than political. I really felt for Brr. In whatever he choses he is always criticized. He always makes the wrong choice. He has a hard time trying to fit in with humans and even with Animals alike. He does not have any family. It was very relatable than the first two.

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sprainedbrain
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I have 0 books with hair in the title, and it was surprisingly hard to find some covers featuring hair. All of these are still on the tbr shelf. Of course. 😂

#AndItsAugust #HairThereAndEverywhere

Megabooks Good choices! 2y
monkeygirlsmama I haven't read this Maguire yet. I think my cover is red though. 2y
bedandabook The Couple Next Door is a great read; enjoy! 2y
Debiw781 I'm not sure WHAT I have with hair in the title or on the cover 🤔 2y
sprainedbrain @Debiw781 it was a hard one! 2y
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ginganinja
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#ORANGEYOUGLAD @Liberty Book with an orange cover! Maybe now I'll actually read this book that's been on my TBR forever!

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AlobelThee
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My attempt at a #rainbowbookstack 😄 getting away with a Wicked edge #riotgrams

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AlobelThee
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Sneaking this in for #bookwithinabook as I think of the Grimmerie spell book, making its travels throughout the series. I was reading the 4th of Wicked, 'Out of Oz' as a library book last summer; running short on time, and I'll sure be looking to resume it again.

Redjewel_7734 I love the Wicked series! (Really I love just about any permutation of OZ or Wonderland) (edited) 2y
AlobelThee It's been spellbinding, reading this series 😊 comical in all the beauty of Oz! I'm also hoping to find the Ozma of Oz comics sometime. 2y
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hof1991
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Another in Maguire's series retelling of the Oz story. Start with Wicked and work through it in order for best results.

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