I had an interesting thought about my main character’s development in my third fantasy book. When he is crowned Emperor, he will be in his minority and unable to rule under his own power until he reaches his eighteenth birthday. Therefore, he will have an opportunity to learn how to rule, starting with a cluster of minor baronies. By ruling these baronies, he will learn how to manage his own court. If he can’t rule a bunch of minor nobles, what chance does he have to rule an entire Empire?