Main character! Okay. I may be wrong on some details. But isn't Game of Thrones a popular example of a book with several main or important characters? I disgress. My question is this. Are both valid? For a book in modern traditional publishing? Obviously the one works. We know that. It is the easiest thing to think of. But what about many? Where the focus is the group dynamic. How they interact and grow from each other. Also moments of being seperated and learning alone. I think it can work. But I suddenly became interest in your guys thoughts. In both a conceptual art, or modern day publishing view. Like, do you think it is fine for a story but also most publishers wil shoot it down instantly? What kind of things do you think are needed? See, in my main story currently. It follows Valorie. And I realize it is sort of deceptive. Because the true focus throughout the story is going to be the group. But group one focuses a bit more on her. But not overly so. In a sense, she is the leader. The leader with the most action and most to learn. But she is gonna learn from all the main group. So, in book one, near the climax, I have scenes showing off some of the other memebers. Which begs the question. A darling I must kill. Or well done foreshadowing to future scenes? I know you ccan't answer perfectly from this. That is why the question is more conceptual to the concept. Thank you.