41% into the Oz collection e-book I am reading and it is already goodbye. The Emerald City of Oz is the sixth book in the collection and it ends with a chapter entitled “How the Story of Oz Came to an End.”
Ozma is once again challenged by The Nome King or more formally known as King Roquat the Red. This time, his plot slowly builds up across the story and is more sinister than ever. Thankfully, with the help of the Scarecrow’s wits and Ozma’s magic picture, Roquat’s plan is once again thwarted.
No new major characters in this book but quirky places (Utensia, Bunbury and Bunnybury) and characters (Cuttenclips) still abound in its pages. I liked Bunnybury’s chapter the most in this book because it was a lesson on gratitude.
But this book was not limited to watching Roquat’s plan to conquer Oz. This time around, Aunt Em and Uncle Henry gets to finally meet the wonderful land of Oz! Aunt Em was having a real hard time accepting everything which presents a great contrast with how Dorothy is open to new things. But really, who would not be confused and amazed with the wonderful land of Oz?
Not sure what the rest of the collection holds but I felt like this was a fitting end to what has been a wonderful set of adventures. Dorothy gets to be a Princess in Oz with her Oz and Kansas (Toto, Aunt Em and Uncle Henry) family together in the Emerald Palace.
As Princess Dorothy of Oz’s little note to all the readers in the end:
You will never hear anything more about Oz because we are now cut off forever from all the rest of the world. But Toto and I will always love you and all the children who love us. – Dorothy Gale
It was an awesome six trips in Oz. And, as the author puts it “may they live long in their invisible country and be very happy.”
Currently reading: Ultimate collection of the Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (E-book)