I am so out of sync with this. But what the heck.
My favorite fantasy novels include,
Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
I'm a big fan of the advice: Start Where the Story Starts.
Or, the other way I think of it: Get To The Point.
I thought this was a trilogy so I burned through the three books in a week only to discover that I have to wait two years for book #4 /noooooooo
Your description sounds a bit like a James Blish short story called "Common Time". I first read it as a young teen when it was published in
I'm excited about the shared world idea, for multiple reasons. First of all, I simply love the idea. Ever since I first read Thieves World way back in