It doesn't need enotional anxst or yards of backstory to create dimensioned characters just the ability to weave a real life with words. Not only is that achieved with our lead, Wanda, but with many of the minor characters too. The book's universe is original, consistent and convincing and the story interesting and well paced. Not much more to say, buy, enjoy.
I really enjoyed this - there's some interesting and original twists to the usual witchy-world ideas. The characters really come to life, and the whole story is very involving. Oh, and I loved the rat.