The Royal Magician of Oz Trilogy is a 3 volume tale of magic and wonder that recalls the cherished values of friendship, loyalty and courage. This timeless tale of Oz reminds us of the value of overcoming our deepest fears and conquering the challenges that might otherwise defeat us.

Volume One; Magician of Oz, Volume Two; Shadow Demon of Oz and Volume Three; Family of Oz are now available for your reading enjoyment, as well as The Ozian Adventure of Pickleless & Blu.

The Emerald Slippers of Oz
, featuring an Introduction by Roger S. Baum; great grandson of L. Frank Baum, as well as Tails of Oz are also
available for your reading enjoyment.

The newest adventure in Oz, entitled: Nomes of Oz is now available and fast becoming a best-seller in the Land of Oz.

All are available in both paperback and Kindle.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Legends of Oz : Dorothy's Return Looks to Be a Big Hit!

This weekend sees the return of yet another fine film that explores the world of Oz. It has a high bar to step up to, but all reports so far suggest that this film is up to the task.


The following gives a pretty good description of the main thrust of this film:

"Dorothy wakes up in post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man and Glinda from a devious new villain, the Jester. Wiser the owl, Marshal Mallow, China Princess and Tugg the tugboat join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City"

There are many wonderful voices that this film draws upon. I was particularly pleased that Patrick Stewart, of Star Trek fame, 

 
voices the role of Tugg the Tugboat, who actually starts out as a tree, but ends up as a boat.


I have yet to see this film as I am out in the oil fields of North Dakota and away from movie theaters at the moment. I know that when I do see it, I'll be very interested in the role of Tugg, especially given that when I wrote Magician of Oz back in 2009, trees played a major role in the story. They include Tree-in-the-Road (an actual tree in Vigo county, Indiana that has a road built around it rather than having been cut down), the Council of Trees, the Gnarled Scrub Oak, the Flowering Plum Tree and especially The Sycamore, who leads an army of Fighting Trees against the Tin Woodman, who had destroyed so many of them back during the days of Dorothy's adventures. 

Another odd Oz connection with Tugg the Tugboat for me is that in my second book, Shadow Demon of Oz (2010), I wrote about a boat that comes to life named Navicula and also plays a major role in the story. Oz is indeed and wonderful place for many wonderful visions.
 
I wonder if Tugg the Tugboat will utter Captain Picard's famous command: "Make it so!"?

James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison of Oz