I really enjoyed this whole series. It was so fun to immersed in Oz again. My son has truly enjoyed the L Frank Baum books and so my husband and I have read along with him. I had a great love of Oz as a child and now these have brought me back to that time. I have really enjoyed it. This book focused on the Cowardly Lion - who we met in Wicked as a cub. And it told the story of his life and it was just so interesting I sure hope Gregory Maguire writes about more of my Oz friends.