Themes and Setting Details
Some of the ideas for themes of this story are:
The nature of myth. What is a god or a hero? What does it mean to be a shaper of worlds? Why are heroes worthy of admiration? Are they at all?
Culture and identity. Is who we are defined by who we know? What we worship? What stories we tell? Who our heroes are?
Empire. Does might make right? Does order? Is it ever justified to conquer a people? And what is justified in fighting back?
Some motifs include:
Violence and rebellion – the violence of the oppressor and of the oppressed.
Decay – Invassa is a place of decay and ruin, on an inexorable march towards desertification.