This account picks up about 6 or 7 years after Son of a Witch ends.
This is mainly the account of Brrr, also called the Cowardly Lion, his life, how he came to be called the Cowardly Lion. His lifelong attempt to be accepted in society, all during a time when Animals were being discriminated against.
We also are reacquainted with characters from the previous books. The clock and the dwarf reappear at a junction where the forces from the Emerald City meet up with the Munchinlanders in civil war.
While many may have felt this book didn’t go anywhere, I feel it helps add detail and background to some major characters. It also lets us know what has happened to characters we had lost track of and sets the scene for the next book.