One upon a time, the Scarecrow's only wish was to have a brain. This original novella is the fifth installment in the prequel arc to the edgy thrilling New Your Times best sellers Dorothy Must Die, The Wicked Will Rise, and Yellow Brick War. It follows the Scarecrow after he finally gets his wish.

In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow received the gift of a brain from the Wizard and was appointed the new ruler of Oz. In The Straw King, the Scarecrow takes a crooked turn when his reign is threatened. With faith in his newfound wisdom shaken, the Scarecrow will turn to anyone who can help - even if others have there own interests at heard.


Scare hears that Dorothy has returned.