1. Do you like it better when given a bit boring start that tenses up as the chapter nears its end or 2. Do you like it when it starts right in the action? Example: 1. Siegfried is in the capital, and is almost executed in the throne room due to him not calling his bannermen to a war that he believes is only a fools hope to win. 2. Siegfried and his houseguard has already killed over a dozen men and made a run from the capital, hoping to reach home before the king's justice or his loyal houses catch him This is just an example from my own book, you don't have to answer, I'll probably find out about it myself. It's just an example of my two beginnings for a character. Of course if you want to give me your input that would be nice. I'm just wondering what you as readers enjoy most as a starting chapter.