Do you know of any novels set in two different periods over a century apart and with chapters alternating between the two? If you don’t, what do you think of the idea anyway? Note I am NOT talking about an epic covering a single period of time chronologically. I am referring to stories having their beginning way back when, and their ending in the here and now, and with jumps back and forth between the two periods. And like I said, even if you don’t know of any, do you think it would work? And if not, why not? Of particular interest to me is the Main Character in such a story. Do you think there should be only one MC, with all characters in the other period being of lesser importance, or could each period have an equally significant MC? Put another way, must readers have only one hero/villain with whom to identify, or can they cope with two?