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The First Fantasy Universe Expands with New Anthology

The universe begun by L. Frank Baum gets the deluxe treatment with an all-new, illustrated anthology set in the original Land of Oz.

Valley Stream, NY, September 15, 2018 --( L. Frank Baum was the first author to create a long-running fantasy series, the first to have crossovers, and the first to see an expanded universe built around the world he created.

120 years later, the story continues with The Lost Tales of Oz. 18 exciting new stories (including two novellas) set in the fantastical world of Oz, and profusely illustrated by the award-winning illustrator Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze), this 572 page anthology is designed to appeal to new and seasoned fans, and is certain to satisfy the cravings of every fantasy reader, young and old.

Explore the strange corners of Oz with the questing parties of the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman and others as they search for their abducted ruler Ozma. Stalk a hidden menace in the Emerald City when a mystery-game reveals that an old friend may not be what he seems. Journey into the ancient past when Oz was first enchanted by the Fairy Queen Lurline and the animals started to speak. Join with Dorothy, Betsy, Trot, Ojo, the Woozy, Scraps, the Sawhorse, Tommy Kwikstep, the Wizard, the Red Jinn and Button-Bright as they encounter marauding ogres, giant frogs, an evil spirit, and much, much more. Includes copious in-universe notes, authors' notes, editor's notes, continuity notes, and biographies.

Limited edition deluxe hardcover sets includes a paste-in color plate by Eric Shanower, and companion booklet (Lost Histories from the Royal Librarian of Oz) with three additional stories, and an exclusive cover and interior illustration by Shanower.

For more information on ordering the softcover, hardcover, or limited edition deluxe set, head to

About The Royal Publisher of Oz
The Royal Publisher of Oz (, founded in 2008 in Long Island, NY, began as a venue for publishing quality illustrated fantasy books written in L. Frank Baum's Oz universe. It was expanded to include illustrated non-fiction books in 2015, when it began work on the first in the eight-part series, Black Sabbath: The Illustrated Lyrics.

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