Firstly, it doesn’t clash against anything mentioned in the FAQs. The protagonist is a 16 year old mute(!) female, whose lack of magical power is actually her greatest strength. She’s allowed to be true to herself and ‘ask’ for help, while also growing and coming to terms with who she is throughout the book. There’s no romance subplot, and no cliche ‘strong female character’ trope either, inasmuch as Sarene (the main character) doesn’t ever have to dress as a boy or ‘play up’ her femininity. She’s just allowed to be herself – a well rounded character.