In the days of Dragons and Magic, Demons and Undead, Elves and Pixies there were times when man was not the best of creatures. Sometimes the good did not outnumber the bad and nothing was as it seemed. Then again, is this not true of every age on every planet?
Book two describes some of the issues with living in a world of magic. In most stories, there is good and evil. Only you can determine which is which. It depends on which way your tendencies lean.