So getting into draft #2. I reread my first draft and realize that along with book 1, the worldbuilding is...egh. I have this vivid and amazing world to play around with in my head. Now it's just a matter of putting it on paper. I've seen books that set the scene with exposition surrounding locations, and I've seen books that leave most of the explaining to the characters. I was just wondering if you folks had any particular preference for either camp. For context, the era is High Middle Ages with fantasy elements, and a slightly more technologically advanced civilization than the real world historical people had. Because I want carriages and oil lamps dammit! Even though "technically" those were Late Middle Ages/Renaissance technology. Oh yeah, fantasy stuff; Gigantic crystalline castles, autumn-coloured coniferous forests, obsidian hell fortresses, oh and a desert covered in shards of shattered sword blades. Now beyond these and including them, are a lot of legends and stories about how they came to be the way they are. So back to my original question, should a narrator describe the exposition or should characters do the talking? Or do you have a different opinion?