So - I'm trying to foreshadow something in my book and I want readers to anticipate the appearance of a certain character. Rucer, said character, has been missing since the start of the story and his name has been turned into something the rebels are using to rally the people against my antagonist. But how do you create that sense of anticipation? Where the reader is waiting, excited, for the character to show up? Where the reader is wondering where this character is and how he would be found? Better still, for the reader to actually believe finding Rucer is the answer to the book's key problem: the key to defeating the ruling antagonist? I suck at foreshadowing so this is kinda new for me... Rucer will turn out to be the very same antagonist the rebels have been trying to defeat - so the foreshadowing is kinda important as I want the reveal to be a shock. Like the character the reader has been waiting for has finally shown up, only he isn't who they had anticipated him to be. And the obvious - how to foreshadow all this without the reader guessing way in advance that the two are linked?