The Wicked Years is a series of fantasy novels by American author Gregory Maguire. Based on the Wizard of Oz series by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 movie adaptation, the book tells the story of the Wicked Witch of the West (named “Elphaba” in the series). Unlike most of Maguire’s books, this series is aimed towards adults.

The Wicked Years series began in 1995 with the novel Wicked. That novel was adapted into a hit Broadway musical in 2003. The seris ended in 2011 with the conclusion Out of Oz. Below is a list of Gregory Maguire’s Wicked Years books in order of when they were first published (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Wicked Years Books


Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Son of a Witch(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Lion Among Men(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Out of Oz(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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