To be fair, relationships between ancient/immortal beings and mere mortals were always common in mythology (and, hence, fantasy). But usually it doesn't
I think this sums up my map feelings too.
Also, please don't deluge the readers with a bunch of nonsense names in the first two paragraphs:
Yeah, I liked that a lot, too.
Speaking of Tad Williams, I'm now reading his second Bobby Dollar novel Happy Hour in Hell. I really enjoyed
If you only got time to read one book, I would recommend Peter F Hamilton's Pandora's Star/Judas Unchained, it has a lot of the ideas/technology/widgets
This isn't a debate, this is a soap box.
Take a deep breath and listen to yourself.