First off, happy release day for this beautiful, bite-sized delight! I’m thrilled to have been given an advanced copy for my honest review, as this story is one of a kind and absolutely captivating. I love spin offs, and this is one of the best I’ve read. It’s a quick easy read, I devoured it in two sittings. What I love best is that it isn’t exactly a re-telling. Tin takes place in OZ ten years after Dorothy’s first visit.
‘Tin’ is infact the tin man, except he isn’t made completely of tin like the story entails. He’s heart is hardened to stone, and the metal that he’s marked with is a result of punishment for killing the wrong individuals. You see, a lot has happened in OZ in the last ten years, and he’s become the best assassin around. He’s been sent on a quest by none other than Lion himself to collect Dorothy and bring her back once again. Except this time her intended fate is much more gruesome than merely killing a simple little evil witch. Lion’s main squeeze is as evil as evil can possibly be and she intends to add Dorothy’s head to her wardrobe collection. You heard me right, she wants to wear it. Not only that but the yellow brick road is jam packed with action from one turn to the next.
Once Tin has opened the portal and brought Dorothy back through, everything slowly changes and their connection comes as a bit of a surprise to them both. Dorothy is no longer the chubby faced girl she once was. She’s a woman now, one who has undergone her fair share of trauma and misfortune. She’s beautiful, and not to be messed with. Rather than running from the vicious, heartless killer that Tin has become, she’s drawn to and curious of him. The two share quite a journey and the plot twists along the way are breathtaking!! I loved this book! I could tell more, but I don’t want to give anything away as the plot reveals are layed out so very perfectly!
I can’t wait until the next book in the series comes out!! Kudos to Robinson and Duell on a phenomenal story. If I could give it more stars I would!!
Purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FT1L8V3/
Tin is the most famous fae in Oz for all the wrong reasons. Cursed with a stone heart, he is the perfect assassin: ruthless, efficient, and merciless with thousands of kills to his name. When his old friend, Lion, offers him a small fortune to deliver Dorothy to the South for his lover to wear the girl’s head as her own, Tin doesn’t hesitate to accept the unsavory de
Dorothy Gale lost everything—her family to illness, her dog to age, and now her farm to foreclosure. The entire town thought she was crazy for believing in a faerie world called Oz, but even after ten years have passed, she can’t help knowing she was right. So when an emerald green portal opens in her wheat field, she jumps at the opportunity to return to the only place she ever felt like she belonged.
Tin wasn’t expecting a grown woman to step through the portal, just as Dorothy wasn’t expecting Tin to have his stone heart back, but Oz holds more unexpected things than either could have imagined. Magic has hidden dangerous lies behind glamour, trapped innocents in curses, and left the land of Oz in turmoil—none more so than the South. As Tin and Dorothy travel together for the second time in a decade, their lives begin to make sense again. Soon, they must decide who to give their loyalties to before Lion takes Dorothy’s head and Tin’s cursed heart is forever doomed.
Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Laura Thalassa.