MY REVIEW 5 stars:
Talk about packs-a-punch! Imagine an aspiring ruler of the evilest sort, then make her headless — scratch that — a head snatcher! That’s right, her magic is unique and when she puts another woman’s head on it becomes her own. Naturally, because of her extreme thirst for blood, Langwidere obtains every head that strikes her fancy.
Then there’s Lion, and you may remember him from the Wizard of Oz. He’s a very handsome fae with lion features, and he now has his courage. The only trouble is that the land of Oz has went downhill since Dorothy’s first visit and is basically run over with rotten creatures, addiction, betrayal and death and every turn. Lion is sent on a mission by the Wizard himself, except he has other plans of his own. He makes the trec to meet Langwidere, and tells her his plan. Before she’ll go along with it, he must prove himself. How he has to prove himself is INSANE! This is a must read build up to the fantastic book one Tin!!
Langwidere has an obsessive habit—collecting heads. She wears a new one each day, changing them out like she does her ivory dresses. But Landwidere doesn’t have the one thing she truly wants: complete power over the territories in Oz. When Lion—the once cowardly fae—shows up at her doorstep, he offers her an opportunity to achieve her desires. Will he use the courage the Wizard gave him to help her succeed, or will he betray her in the process?
This is a short story prequel to the Faeries of Oz trilogy.