Dorothy Must Die is an a ongoing alternate Oz book series by Danielle Paige that features a new girl from Kansas named Amy Gumm going up against an evil Dorothy Gale who has taken over the Land of Oz and rules it with an iron fist along with her three companions.


  1. Dorothy Must Die (April 1st, 2014)
  2. The Wicked Will Rise (March 30th, 2015)
  3. Yellow Brick War (March 15th, 2016)
  4. The End of Oz (March 14th, 2017)

Prequel Novellas:

All were first released electronically as individual e-books, but they are also included in paperback collections.

  1. No Place Like Oz (November 12th, 2013)
  2. The Witch Must Burn (November 14th, 2014)
  3. The Wizard Returns (March 3rd, 2015)
  4. Heart of Tin (July 28th, 2015)
  5. The Straw King (November 10th, 2015)
  6. Ruler of Beasts (February 16th, 2015)
  7. Order of the Wicked (June 28th 2016)
  8. Dark Side of the Rainbow (January 31st, 2017)
  9. The Queen of Oz (March 14th, 2017)


  • Dorothy Must Die Stories (March 3rd 2015): Contains novellas 1-3
  • Dorothy Must Die: The Other Side of the Rainbow Collection: Contains books 1-2 and novellas 1-3
  • Dorothy Must Die Collection: Contains books 1-3
  • Dorothy Must Die Stories Volume 2 (February 16th, 2016) : Contains novellas 4-6
  • Dorothy Must Die Stories Volume 3 (March 14th, 2017) : Contains novellas 7-9

List of characters


  • Amy Gumm
  • Gert
  • Glamora, Glinda's "wicked" twin sister
  • Nox
  • Pete, the male alias that was used by Ozma similar to how she was turned into Tippetarius.
  • "Shell Ozma", title given to a false Ozma that Amy encounters who was said to be "a shell of her former self" who spoke gibberish and was believed to be the real one.
  • Star, Amy's pet rat

Many of L. Frank Baum's Oz characters are featured in the series from his original 14 books who are either good, evil, or neutral including:

Chronological Listing

  • Alternative version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • The Straw King
  • Ruler of Beasts
  • No Place Like Oz
  • Heart of Tin
  • The Wizard Returns
  • The Witch Must Burn
  • Dorothy Must Die
  • The Wicked Shall Rise
  • Yellow Brick War
  • The End of Oz
  • Unknown Placement: The Order of the Wicked, Dark Side of the Rainbow, The Queen of Oz

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