Wicked - Book 5, The Murder and Its Afterlife Summary & Analysis

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Book 5, The Murder and Its Afterlife Summary

Some years after Munchkinland's secession from Oz, a tornado sweeps through Oz, leaving the residents baffled. A strange house drops from the sky, killing Nessarose, now referred to as the Wicked Witch of the East. Ironic jokes about the circumstance abound.

In the final section of the novel, Elphaba begins to refer to herself as the Witch, or the Wicked Witch of the West. She continues her experimentation of genetic mutation, trying to create winged monkeys with a hybrid of her crows and snow monkeys. Seven years have past since Sarima's capture.

With news arrives of Nessarose's death, the Witch plans to attend the memorial, leaving Liir in charge of an aged and senile Nanny. As a last thought, the Witch takes a page from the Grimmerie to show to her father.

At Colwen Grounds, the Witch...

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