not a barren land, but a land of few trees. the trees it does have are GIANT. The roots are bigger than I am. Not prairie, but sandy or muddy. It rains, but how often and how much IDK. Buildings are made from brick or mud, maybe mud bricks.
becuz of the harsh conditions the land has a very low population. the most recent ruler died and didn't leave in heir (as far as anybody knows). that sad the small population is in an upheaval of anarchy. small groups have formed with their own ambitions for the kingdom. those that are not involved in those factions
Now if this was the whole thing finished I would have had negative to say. But its not. The story line seems to be a good one, and it will all depend on your execution of the wording and series of descriptive writting. Word of advise, use full word and as proper spelling as possible. The idk and bcuz stuff takes away from what you want the reader to see. Keep it up and I look forward to the final draft.