Hi all, I'm in the process of finalising ideas for my novel. It is set in a fantasy-type world with medieval structures, it's very typical in many regards of a game of thrones world, with differences that I think will make it unique. One thing that is bothering me however, is my lack of female characters that I have invested time in creating. This isn't on purpose. it's just that the laws of the society I have created are similar to our own medieval period, where women were in many ways considered to be subservient to men (obvious disclaimer, this does not reflect my real world views!). Now I've been debating on adding a female protagonist, but my problem is that I don't want it to feel forced, like I am adding an extra character purely to balance out the genders, and I don't want to fall victim to writing my medieval-style story from a progressive 2020-style outlook, if that makes sense. I look at Arya Stark as an example. A great character in GoT, who turned out to be a real badass. But creating an Arya-type character wasn't something I had in mind, and I don't want it to detract from my main plot focus. I guess my question is, in the modern world, would readers be turned off by a male-dominated plot? I don't intend for this to be controversial in any way, I'm just looking for the opinions of fellow writers and book lovers!