I like the sense of order. In any magical world, there are bound to be species which are more magically talented than others any my Kingdom reflects that. But, and it's a big but, each and every species does have the opportunity to improve their skills with training. The idea behind this government scheme was to try to put a brake on irresponsible sprite behaviour by getting them to learn useful things. Sadly it's only had limited success but it isn't the fault of the government. I can't think of many worlds, including ours, where that could ever be the case! Physically the Kingdom has 7 different regions (1 of which is the worst for areas which have been made barren due to having too much magic going through it at one go thanks to historical battles). Each region has its own special beauty.
Did Eileen struggle to leave her old world or was it an easy thing to do?
Eileen had no problems leaving because of past magical power abuses which she unsuccessfully challenged. She herself did not expect to leave because she fell in love with someone she wasn't meant to, but having fallen for Derek, and already being disillusioned with the magical life and the peril in which it kept putting her,then yes the decision was easy to take. She does miss magical friends, particularly Hanastrew and Melanbury, both of whom underwent some training by her. She also misses certain favourite and very beautiful areas of the Kingdom where she would go to unwind after a hard day's dragon obliteration.
Does the Kingdom have a sense of its own history?
Yes. History is a compulsory subject in its schools and everyone has to be able to take an exam paper to what we could consider A-Level standard. It has had to fight many times to defend itself against those coveting its magical powers and Eileen feels that at least some of the magical power abuses she complained about were a direct result of this, believing that what may have been appropriate in times of war are definitely not so in times of peace and it just a pity the fairy government hadn't realized that.