A Lion Among Men (The Wicked Years, Book 3) by Gregory Maguire

By Gregory Maguire

Whereas civil conflict 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 isn't any Yellow Brick highway. looking 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 by way of agreeing to function a lackey to the war-mongering Emperor of oz..

A portrait of a would-be survivor and a breathtaking glimpse of a global long past 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.

Show description

Read or Download A Lion Among Men (The Wicked Years, Book 3) PDF

Best fantasy books

Fatal Revenant (The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Book 2)

The long-awaited sequel to The Runes of the Earth returns readers to the Land-and opens with the reunion of Linden Avery and Thomas Covenant!

Linden Avery, who enjoyed Thomas Covenant and watched him die, has back to the Land looking for her abducted son, Jeremiah. As deadly Revenant starts, Linden watches from the battlements of Revelstone while the most unlikely occurs- driving sooner than the hordes attacking Revelstone are Jeremiah and Covenant himself, it seems that a great deal alive.

right here within the Land, Jeremiah is healed of the psychological situation that had saved him mute and unresponsive for therefore decades. he's vigorous, and dedicated to Covenant. yet Covenant is unusually replaced. Sarcastic and bragging, he not sounds like the fellow whom Linden loved. And but he says he has a plan: he'll take her and Jeremiah to a spot the place they could discover a natural resource of Earthpower and, after he has accomplished his personal reasons, Linden can be unfastened to exploit that fab strength to move domestic, to take Jeremiah domestic, or to do anything she sees healthy. even supposing she distrusts the likely diversified guy he has now develop into, how can she make any selection other than to stick to him?

Their trip will conceal unbelievable distances in the course of the Land-even via time itself-and will try out Linden's braveness repeatedly. in any case, satisfying her future will demand a poor jump of religion: Can she hand over every thing she notion have been restored to her, for the sake of the Land?

Cold Copper Tears (Garrett Files, Book 3)

Slaying Beauty

She used to be tall, blonde, and providing Garrett a cost that was once impossible to resist to take a case that appeared open and close. yet in a city of elves and people, thugs and swindlers -- a spot the place magic and faith might end up an all-too-potent combine -- Garrett had discovered to take an extended, challenging glance ahead of nodding yes.

And while, quickly after this damsel in misery had departed, the Grand Inquisitor got here searching for Garrett's aid, he knew it was once time to throw a few company his competitors' means. yet even for a hard-boiled detective like Garrett, who had the useless guy for an best friend and the hardest half-elf on the town guarding his again, it was once already too overdue to decline. For Garrett were fingered because the most modern sacrifice to a long-dead god, and his in basic terms probability to avoid wasting his neck used to be to unravel his most up-to-date circumstances right away!

Shadow's Master (Shadow Saga, Book 3)

A land of demise and shadow the place merely the most powerful continue to exist. but that's the place Caim needs to visit keep on with the secret on the center of his existence. Armed simply along with his knives and his partners, he plunges right into a international of everlasting evening the place the sunlight is rarely obvious and each hand is grew to become opposed to him. Caim has buried his father's sword and located a few degree of peace, yet deep within the north an unfathomable energy lies ready.

The Summer Dragon (Evertide, Book 1)

The debut novel from the acclaimed illustrator—a excessive fable experience that includes dragons and lethal politics.

Maia and her family members bring up dragons for the political struggle laptop. As she comes of age, she anticipates a dragon of her personal so as to add to the solid of breeding mom and dad. Her peaceable lifestyles is shattered while the summer time Dragon—one of the infrequent and legendary excessive Dragons—makes an visual appeal in her quiet valley. Political factions vie for regulate of the implied message, threatening her aspirations, her aerie, her whole approach of life.

The bond among dragons and their riders is deep and life-long, and Maia's wish for a dragon of her personal to coach, experience, fly, and love drives her to take a chance that places her lifestyles at stake. She is swept into an event that pits her opposed to the deathless Horrors, thralls of the enemy, and a faceless creature drawn from her worry. In her struggle to maintain every little thing she is aware and loves, she exposes a conspiracy, finds an old civilization, and demanding situations her knowing of her world—and of herself.

Extra info for A Lion Among Men (The Wicked Years, Book 3)

Example text

It wasn舗t that, if awake, this lot would plague her much. They knew better. But she enjoyed the privacy. To the veteran of prison, solitude can offer few unsavory surprises. She removed her shawl and hung it on a branch, and with steps that whispered in the pine needles, she approached the water. A small cove of Restwater, Oz舗s inland sea, made an intimate bathing chamber. Once out of sight of her sleeping companions舒out of sight should they awaken, that is舒she unfastened the clasps of her tunic and lifted it over her shoulders.

Jemmsy, is it? Jemmsy, I can舗t have anything to do with soldiers! Soldiers and their campaigns, Jemmsy. 舡 舠Don舗t kid yourself,舡 said Jemmsy. 舡 舠If I舗m not mistaken, Jemmsy, you were among that troop a few nights ago, Jemmsy, boasting about bagging pussy and all that? 舡 舠You totally don舗t get it. But this is my punishment? 舡 It was at this remark that Brrr first surmised that not all Lions could speak. 舠You舗re raving, perhaps from starvation,舡 said Brrr. 舡 He lit out in the direction of Tenniken, in the direction that the fallen man suggested, and when he came across a slope of ripe strawberries he picked several quarts with his mouth and brought them back, delivering them one by one with a roll of his tongue.

We find what seems to have been the lucky break or the big mistake, and so we thank our lucky stars that we took the road less traveled or curse the fates that sent that little wavelet that flipped us on our backs. With hindsight, we seem to see that everything preceding the pivotal point was leading up to it, tending toward it, and that everything following it grew from it. To any observer outside the lucky one himself, however, luck is simply chance. Chance is neutral. 舒Eric Kraft, 舠I Consider My Luck,舡 from Brothers and Beasts: An Anthology of Men on Fairy Tales Contents Map Epigraph Significant Families of Oz A Brief Outline of the Throne Ministers of Oz Deposition of an Oracle Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 The Nursery in the Forest Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 No Good Old Days to Speak Of Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 A Coward for His Country Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 A Question of Influence Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 The Past Approaches Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 The Shroud of the Cowardly Lion Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Acknowledgments About the Author Also by Gregory Maguire Credits Copyright About the Publisher SIGNIFICANT FAMILIES OF OZ The House of Ozma The Thropps of Munchkinland The Uplands of Gillikin The Tigelaars, Arjiki chieftains of the Vinkus A BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE THRONE MINISTERS OF OZ Augmented with notes about selected incidents of interest to students of modern history THE OZMA YEARS The matrilineal House of Ozma established.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.56 of 5 – based on 6 votes