I read this for my GoodReads reading challenge. We had to read a novella, which is something that I don't usually do. That said, for those that have been following my blog for a while, you already know that I am a HUGE fan of Danielle Paige and her Dorothy Must Die series. Ms. Paige does a simply incredible job with adding beautifully to an already familiar and beloved world.
I wanted to understand why Dorothy had come back to Oz? What had gone so very wrong with her and her friends? The main series doesn't reveal too much of this but the prequel novellas are a treasure trove of information and insight into what may be coming in the about to be released Yellow Brick War.
In this book, our beloved Lion is sent to the Emerald City on behalf of Glinda - the questionable witch to find a ruby necklace. While there, he befriends the new Queen of Oz, Ozma and helps her save the city. What transpires between them explains so much about the Lion and his actions. If you, like me, are loving the series, these Prequels are a must. 4 out of 5 stars.