Dorothy Must Die
by: Danielle Paige
Welcome to Oz! But this is a different kind of Oz, a dark corrupted version of the merry cheerful world beyond the rainbow that we once knew and loved. Here magic has been sucked out of the ground, winged monkeys and munchkins are enslaved to Glinda the Good, and here a power crazy psychopathy sits on a throne wearing a silk and chiffon gingham dress with two ruby slippers on her feet. Yes my friends, Dorothy's back.
When Amy arrives in Oz she immediately gets swirled up in all this madness when she's captured by the Tin Woodsman and imprisoned in the Emerald City. But when she's rescued by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked things get a lot more complicated. (Yes, the wicked witches are the good guys.)
The Order of the Wicked is an illegal organization set to rebel against Dorothy's tyranny. After joining the Order, Amy is given the mission to kill Dorothy and restore peace to Oz. She will be taught magic, learn to fight, and go up against all odds to do what is right.
The Emerald City
At her stay, Amy witnesses the horrors of Dorothy's treachery including her three notorious henchmen. The Scarecrow, Tin Woodsmen, and Lion have all become dark twisted versions of themselves. The Scarecrow, who preforms gruesome, torturing experiments sucking liquid from brains to make him smarter. The Tin Woodsman, who's heart has been corrupted to make Dorothy his, and will do anything for her including killing and slaughtering on her orders. The Lion who leads a band of wild beasts to attack surrounding villages, drinking their fear to make himself stronger.
Amy also sees the affect Dorothy has on people, with all the maids with permanent smiles on their faces telling each other how wonderful life is in Oz. All in hopes they won't be sent to the Scarecrow's labs, or get partially eaten by the Lion to become one of the Tin Soldiers. How behind every smile and kind word everyone is filled with dread.
The Revolutionary Order of the Wicked
When Amy joins the Order after escaping her cell in the Emerald City, she is told that she is the only person who can assassinate Dorothy since the two of them come from Kansas. Here Amy is trained by the witches to learn how to fight and learn how to control magic.
The Yellow Brick Road
After Amy lands in the gloomy land of Oz, she has no idea where she is. In spite of confusion with no idea how to get home, she decides to follow the ominous yellow road in hopes of finding someone to ask directions. On the way she meets Indigo, a swearing munchkin who tells her what's happened to Oz.
The Scarecrow's Labs
When Amy is disguised as a servant in the Emerald City, she meets a winged monkey names Ollie who's sister is trapped in the Scarecrow's labs. Cunningly Amy sets up a diversion to sneak into the Scarecrow's Lab to find brains in jars, and creatures in cages.