A lot of fantasy works these days seem to focus on magic systems and how their magic works. There’s a thousand names for it (one power, force, soulcasting, weaving) and I’m sure you’ve seen it all. Hat’s off to those writers. I have nothing but respect for anyone who can invent their own system and implement it in a believable way into their writing.
But that’s not my thing.
With Dain’s world I’m less interested in magic and more interested in the characters and their story. I think there’s always an interest in people. People are universal. People struggle, they despair, they work, they overcome. Whether it’s biography, thriller, or scifi I think there’s a desire to hear their stories.