A Fiery Friendship (Ages of Oz) (Paperback)
Lions, and tigers, and bears, not quite This "fast-paced series opener" (Kirkus Reviews) tells the origin story of the world's most iconic Good Witch, Glinda, as she embarks on a brave adventure in Oz against the Wicked Witches. On her Declaration Day, a day meant for celebration and happiness, Glinda's peaceful life in Oz is shattered when her mother is imprisoned for practicing forbidden Magic. As she is ripped from her home by a fearsome bounty hunter sent by Aphidina, the Witch of the South, Glinda soon uncovers a startling truth: the Oz she's always known is not good and right--it's a world governed by the wickedest of the wicked, overrun with tyranny, corruption, and dark power. And Glinda's mother? She is actually a high-ranking member of a secret society whose mission is to overthrow the four Wicked Witches and set the stage for the return of the rightful ruler of Oz. With the help of a feisty, purple-haired girl named Locasta, Glinda sets across the unforgiving landscape to rescue her mother. They are soon joined by Ben, a revolutionary New Yorker, and a mysterious girl called Shade. Armed with their individual gifts, these unlikely heroes mount an epic attack on Aphidina to free Glinda's mother...and save the future of Oz from the Wickeds before it's too late.