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The Brides of Maracoor

By Gregory Maguire
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Publisher Description

The first in a three-book series spun off the iconic Wicked Years from multimillion-copy bestselling author Gregory Maguire, featuring Elphaba’s granddaughter, the green-skinned Rain.


Ten years ago this season, Gregory Maguire wrapped up the series he began with Wicked by giving us the fourth and final volume of the Wicked Years, his elegiac Out of Oz.

But “out of Oz” isn’t “gone for good.” Maguire’s new series, Another Day, is here, twenty-five years after Wicked first flew into our lives.

Volume one, The Brides of Maracoor, finds Elphaba’s granddaughter, Rain, washing ashore on a foreign island. Comatose from crashing into the sea, Rain is taken in by a community of single women committed to obscure devotional practices.

As the mainland of Maracoor sustains an assault by a foreign navy, the island’s civil-servant overseer struggles to understand how an alien arriving on the shores of Maracoor could threaten the stability and wellbeing of an entire nation. Is it myth or magic at work, for good or for ill?

The trilogy Another Day will follow this green-skinned girl from the island outpost into the unmapped badlands of Maracoor before she learns how, and becomes ready, to turn her broom homeward, back to her family and her lover, back to Oz, which—in its beauty, suffering, mystery, injustice, and possibility—reminds us all too clearly of the troubled yet sacred terrain of our own lives.

28 Reviews

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Expressionless Face“I eventually marked at DnF due to the fact that each chapter felt like I was re reading the chapter and I got up to page 88 usually I push myself farther but I just couldn’t it was so slow to even get to a point and the more and more I read the more I found myself getting tired of reading what seemed like nothing …”
Multi-layered charactersFast-pacedDark settingComing of ageLack of diversityPredictableUnengaging charactersUnsatisfying plot
Thumbs Up“Overall, this novel is enjoyable. The characters are interesting and well-written, growing a bit as the story progesses, but because this is the first in a series, there is still plenty of room for further development. Maguire, as always with his writing, uses language in fun and creative ways, drawing the reader further into the world. He also uses politics and lore to build a world that reflects back many hot topic issues faced by society today. While not an earth-shattering read, The Brides of Maracoor bring readers back to Oz, which is always wonderful.”
Believable charactersDescriptive writingMagical settingThought-provoking

About Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked—the beloved classic that is the basis for the blockbuster Tony Award–winning Broadway musical of the same name and the major motion picture—Son of a WitchA Lion Among Men, and Out of Oz. His series Another Day continues the story of Oz with The Brides of Maracoor, The Oracle of Maracoor, and The Witch of Maracoor, and his other novels include A Wild Winter Swan, HiddenseeAfter AliceConfessions of an Ugly StepsisterLost, and Mirror Mirror. He lives in New England and France.

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