... and the fact that her interests (magic, sitting in peace) are somewhat orthogonal to the court she's been made a part of. In some ways, an obstacle is simply that she doesn't want to participate in the world the way it wants her to.
I'm trying to think of other examples (esp in epic fantasy) that constrain the main character this way. Thoughts?
@Jsuttonmorse My first thought is The Split Worlds Series by Emma Newman. If you haven't read it, it's a great series and I've reviewed it here so you may check if it's what you're looking for: http://www.themiddleshelf.org/reviews/emma-newman-the-split-worlds
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