Are you a fan of antiheroes and morally ambiguous magic users? Gregory Maguire does a wonderful job of illustrating complex and undefinable characters. Here are some gems I’ve come across:

Book One: Wicked

“She used to say she saw the unknown city of anger in her dreams.”

“She wore long, frayed grey gloves that she boasted buying second hand from a local undertaker, cheap for being used in funeral services.”

“…she looked tired, terrified, but strong, as if her form were knit with iron and whisky instead of bones and blood.”

Book Two: Son of a Witch

“We are loping sequences of chemical conversions, acting ourselves converted. We are twists of genes acting ourselves twisted; we are wicks of burning neuroses acting ourselves wicked. And nothing to be done about it. And anything to be done about it.”