merditha @ : I really honestly find it to be a fairly standard offering of the Specialest Heroine Evar sort. With subheading "I've piled on so much pain I have to have the gods rescue her, or else this will be a very unhappy ending." With, as you say, D&D worldbuilding. YMMV, of course; my standards for epic fantasy tend to be set quite high. But they also tend to sit around where our hostess' do, in terms of what she seems to like and dislike, so I felt I needed to mention.