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Piper Robbin and the American Oz Maker

2019
Author(s):
Gleeson, Warwick
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Publisher(s):
Del Sol Press
Genre(s):
Fantasy

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An adult fantasy that takes one of America's favorite tales and transforms it into a dark and epic landscape few can escape much less understand. Imagine Potter meets Avengers in Emerald city and you're getting close. After a homicidal alien from Orion arrives on Earth intent on annihilating human life, the 21st century's greatest sorcerers create a network of seven Oz-like city worlds designed to harbor the human race in a newly formed utopia while also protecting it from the alien entity. But the alien is far more magically powerful than anyone suspected. Piper Robbin, ancient daughter of the Earth's greatest sorcerer inventor, Edison Godfellow, must sacrifice all to defeat the implacable force that calls itself "The Witch Queen of Oz," and quickly, before Earth becomes only a cold cinder floating among the stars. Upon this 80th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz, Piper Robbin and the American Oz Maker officially joins the "heretical apocrypha of Oz." In other words, a work of imaginative fiction borrowing heavily from Oz, but not subject to the confines and strictures of Oz canon. This novel by Warwick Gleeson features three of the most protean and uniquely flawed heroes ever forged in 21st century speculative fiction, and too, a villain that makes Voldemort look like Tinkerbell.

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