Description: In the much-anticipated third volume of the Wicked Years, we return to Oz, seen
now through the eyes of the Cowardly Lion.
While civil war looms in Oz, a tetchy oracle named Yackle prepares for death.
Before her final hour, a figure known as Brrr—the Cowardly Lion—arrives
searching for information about Elphaba Thropp, the Wicked Witch of the West.
Abandoned as a cub, his path from infancy is no Yellow Brick Road. In the wake
of laws that oppress talking Animals, he avoids a jail sentence by agreeing to
serve as a lackey to the warmongering Emperor of Oz.
A Lion Among Men chronicles a battle of wits hastened by the Emerald City's
approaching armies. Can those tarnished by infamy escape their sobriquets to
claim their own histories, to live honorably within their own skins before they're
Gregory Maguire's new novel is written with the sympathy and power that have
made his books contemporary classics.