Everybody either loves it or hates it violently. Me, I liked it a lot. I thought this was a really creative backstory for a favorite story (The Wizard of Oz). I really like how the Wicked Witch becomes a sympathetic character, to whom the story seems to happen, rather than being the primary mover and shaker. I also like how the author created a whole political and religious world for Oz, turning it into an almost-real world.