I am finally deciding to try and write up a small novel/anthology of shorter stories set in the same world. It has been in my mind for well over a year or two now, the problem is when I go to start I am not sure which perspective I should adopt. For some insight, the story takes place in the present but also features a large story in the past which will be covered as well, but later on in the story. Along with this, it will also feature a rather diverse range of characters, one more deeply involved in the plot than the others, but not necessarily the 'main' character. Since I have not tried my hand at writing proper stories since high-school, my knowledge of options here is a bit underwhelming when it comes to writing perspectives and which ones work for what. What would be a more functional way to go about writing something like this? Take the narrator approach in full third-person? Write in first-person through the characters? Or perhaps another angle I am missing entirely? I'd like some feedback on this predicament. Thanks.