I've asked something similar to all you lovely people before, but I'm going for the publication of this story I've been working on, on and off, for a good few months now and I need some help on a critical point about setting. Essentially, my idea for the story is that it's set in two worlds. My original thinking is that the first world, where the story begins, is Earth. My protagonists are then transported to a very fantasy world, with elves and dwarves and the like. They are later followed by other earth-dwellers. The majority of the story takes place in this fantasy world and hence there's a lot of sword-fighting, bowfire, magic fireballs and stuff like that. So, modern day Earth-dwellers would be in this fantasy world. Whilst this is how the story is in my head, it presents a number of problems 1) I have to work around the reason why the humans can't just destroy everyone with guns and grenades and stuff (have a reasonably good theory for this) 2) Have to work around language barriers 3) People who are typically likely to pick up my book, lovers of Fantasy, might be put off by the initial lack of Fantasy stuff even if, if they read onwards, they may enjoy it. Typically, people tend to read the first chapter when deciding whether to pick up a book and I'm afraid there'll be a lot of people who are like "bah, this isn't fantasy" and put it back. So do you think I could work around these ideas and do you think I indeed should? To me it seems obvious in a way that I should change the "Earth" to simply be another country in the same sort of world as the fantasy world, that way there's no guns and everyone would speak a "common tongue". However, should this be prioritized over my original vision?