With the third book of the Oz series, we have the return of Dorothy and her meeting with the newly discovered ruler of Oz, along with a plethora of new characters including a feisty chicken, a mechanical man, and the underground Nomes. With its blend of excitement, humor, and suspense, it’s one of the best-constructed and most narratively satisfying of the series, in my opinion.
Will you agree? If you’re reading along, come back at the end of the month for the wrap-up post. Be sure to share your thoughts and links to any of your own posts.
Check out this post from Hungry Tiger Press for a survey of how Ozma was drawn over the course of the series — with plenty of Ozzy inconsistencies, of course.