Whos veiwpoint willl it be from? Will it come from the rulers of the empire either being Fallen or Human? Or will it come from an omniscient person who knows everything about everyone? Or even will it just be a narration by an omniscient outsider who has nothing really to do with the story?
Personally I would like to see from veiwpoint from one of the men in army. Maybe a sargent or a captian or even a lowly foot soldier who is just good enough to stay alive but not to lead. I find books that use mostly ordinary people who for some reason or another (usually hardwork or luck) become impotant to the story. The whole teenager who family dies mysteriously but you later on find out they were trying to kill him because he is an incarnate god or some such is just well not very engaging anymore.
Also nice to read abouyt a character who isn't good nor bad but just human. Not out for himself say but not out for anyone else. If you understand what I mean. Bleeding heart paladins are annoying on there own and even with a group of people. Same for evil chars. The whole idea a char is evil to be evil is just insulting. Much better to have a char who is trying to do good but makes choices that become evil or he is protecting his people.
Way off track now. Just my two cents.