So I've had a bit of a hiatus from the dark fantasy novel I'm working on as I've hit a bit of a wall. It's not so much that I've run out of ideas, but that I'm not sure which idea to pursue. The general story is about a post apocalyptic dark fantasy world where we follow a “lone wanderer” who just happens to be somewhat immortal (as in: when he dies he comes back to life but loses some of his humanity every time he does so) who works as a sellsword. So far the story starts with him riding down the road, having gotten a job to find a missing family. The background of the setting is revealed through him thinking back to what's happened before, how his wife and daughter died etc. At this point he doesn't know he's immortal (need to think of a better term) and that he's already died once. I'm not too sure of this approach as the way the lore and setting is revealed seems kinda forced. The other idea I have is the starting the story with him waking up by the side of the road, having been the victim of an attack on his way home (he was in the army and was released). What he doesn't know is that he died and have been dead for over half a year, laying there rotting (the idea being that the first time he resurrect take a lot longer) and so have no idea what's happened to the world, his wife etc. The rest of the story would basically being him trying to get home to his wife and daughter and discovering his immortality meanwhile learning about all the horrible stuff that's been going out while he was “gone”. Also, his memory would probably be rather fussy as it's another thing that suffers when he keeps coming back to life (something's gotta give). Don't know if this one is a bit too cliché, but it does make the plot (or at least a big part of it) rather obvious: get home to his family. Just wanted a “second opinion” from the good people here on what approach you think would be the most interesting, from a readers perspective. Cheers!