Greetings, I am doing a dark fantasy story. I have done a prologue and 2 chapters at the moment and its recieved mainly high praise from critics for having a good storyline and good characters. However I am thinking about having the main story in the shadows a bit and exploring other characters through "POV chapters" and exploring the world they live in... The chapters won't be pointless short storys, they'll all link in with each other in some way, like trying to gain power in the world (for example I want a few chapters for this soldier character I have, so the reader learns how corrupt his country is and how evil it is). In the background theres a plot to assassinate nobility and set the world into chaos though... But the POV chapters explore characters and other unique storylines (which of course aren't pointless storylines). If I do this correctly will it work out? Even though I said it wasn't happening, does a characters storyline have to be moving in the direction of the main storyline to be any good?