And 14 marks the end of L. Frank Baum’s run on Oz books. What a fantastic journey, so full of adventure and so fun. This final tale begins with Dorthy and Ozma traveling to the far reaches of the Giliken country to the land of the flatheads and skeezers. There a war is brewing between two societies who have never heard of Ozma’s rule. To stave this war, bring peace, and tame the use of magic, Ozma and Dorthy fly to the rescue, and are summarily dismissed and captures by the wicked rules bent on revenge for past slights inflicting upon one another.
How are they rescued? Well I do not want to spoil the story, but it involves a great collection of Oz’s famous characters to rush to the aid!
While I wish there was more Shaggy Man, because he is the bestest, it was still a fun story and a great ending to the series that Baum wrote. I am eager to see how others keep the canon alive and how their tales compare. But before that, we are going to delve into some of Baum’s other tales.
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