The biggest risk, IMO, is loss of clarity. Handling alternative names, whether that's nicknames, titles, alternating first and last names, etc., requires
The Tripods series by John Christopher, starting with The White Mountains, made a big impression on me as a kid and is the first science fiction series
You sound like a perfect candidate for Stephen R Donaldson's Gap Cycle. Dark, plenty of action, deep characters.
Consider Phlebas is a
First Sorry wasn't almost raped and if you want attempt fine. How about Tavore, Lorn, Lostara Yil, Yan Tovis, Spite, Envy, Lady Simtal, Shimmer, Lorn,
I've struggled with this one a little, though the topic is certainly wide open enough to inspire something. I've been pretty hard at work in editing my