Literary (Please Examine And Critique Honestly And Politely)
The Following Is An Outline Of A Story I Am Busy Working Towards Finally Writing
I've been attempting this literary premise for a long time. It consists of High Fantasy, in an alternate version of the real world. In this alternate world, an Evil Empress rules Rome. China, the Khmer Empire and India oppose her in the East. The Holy Roman Empire under the Carolingians (Or perhaps some other French Empire), Britain, Irelands and Scandinavia oppose her to the West, and she rules the entirety of Northern Africa, Southern Spain, Italy, Greece, Sarmatia and the whole of Asia Minor, and Parthia all the way from Iran to Pakistan.
Alexander the Great has been ressurected, and has been a secretly disloyal retainer of Taria, the Dark Queen, for the past few decades. He is preparing to launch his coup in Pakistan, Afghanistan and perhaps Yemen to the East, and aid the Eastern Coalition against her Empire. To the West, a mythological figure, Merlin/Arthur in one character, named Aurelius, leads Britain and Ireland, together with druids, cooperating with Scandinavian Kingds and The King of the Holy Roman Empire, who may or may not be King Charlemagne, depending on what time period I decide to have this book I intend to write.
The Pope is currently in Normandy, and actually there are more denominations than just the Catholic Church, since the West is too busy surviving or trying to against the Evil Roman Empire to care about "heresy". There is a vast coalition of people hoping to take down the evil Queen of Rome, Taria. They range from the mythological gods of Greece and Egypt, Scandinavia, the Celtic gods, both Continental and Irish, and the Celestial Bureacracy of the East(China) the Amatuskami of Japan, the Devas of India, and various others want Taria dead. Somehow she defies them all, and the secret in how she manages to do so is not yet known.
IF it is the 900's in which the Coalitions of the world are fighting against Rome, then the technology will be much more advanced, possibly set in the 1500's or even 1600's. Though mythological and magical aspects figure into the world, so combat with swords/bows and arrows/magic, etcetera, figure prominently just as much as gun powder and cannons. This could be explained due to the fact that the world is desperate to be free from the Empress'es enormous armies of non-Humans and legionares.
Somehow, the Dark Queen must be defeated.