Okay guys, here's a question: I've been working on my book again but came across something interesting, and it's potentially something that concerns my audience. When you read a book and the character is/has traveled a distance, do you like the setting to be laid out first, or for the character to be there, in the action, then have the setting described bit by bit? In short: the scene im working with is that the MC is traveling to an old watchtower in a forest. The watchtower looks to be the ruins of an old fortress, and is crumbling to pieces. I could have this place described, and have her go up the ladder to meet with the other character who is in the top floor of the watchtower. But I also realized I could have the scene transition jump right into the argument between the two characters, and describe her surroundings from there in snippets between their conversation. It may seem blatantly obvious, but I'd just like to know for sure what kind my audience would prefer. The story is high fantasy, YA oriented. So what do you guys like?