Dorothy and friends free Glinda and Adraste, but something– make that a lot of somethings– would see them all dead. Is it too late for the world of Oz anyway? Back in the Emerald City, the Heart of Oz is finally unearthed– and nobody was expecting what they found. And the truth about the Wizard is revealed, as his power grows even more dangerous!
In the Cursed Southern Lands of Oz, Dorothy and her companions face the automaton known as Talos. What is the secret of this giant sentinel, and will our intrepid crew discover the answer before one or more of them pay the ultimate price? And when they finally find what they’ve been searching for, will it be too late? Meanwhile, Bartleby the Scarecrow discovers that not all is as it seems in the Emerald City. But not before the mad Wizard and his scheming partner finally reach their ultimate goal.
Dorothy is still on the run through the Lost Lands of Oz, looking for allies in her desperate plan to take the Emerald City back from the mad Wizard. She finally gets a lead on the missing Adraste and Glinda, but she’s making more enemies than friends along the way. And the Wizard has allies of his own. Who is Anne Soferth, and what Hold does she have on Bartleby, the Scarecrow?
Cut off from most of her loyal followers and exiled from the Emerald City, Dorothy is still trapped in a body that is not her own. Now on the run through increasingly forbidden lands, and with the very heart of the realm itself on the line, she must protect herself and the people who rely on her.