I just had this idea, and I'd like to know whether it works or not. Any advice is welcome. So this would be added to my current first chapter as the first paragraph: "As he gazed onto the bones of his own arm, Leovigildo struggled to remember all the little moments which had led his life to it's current state. It all probably started one fateful day of autumn. It was a wildly different time. A time of sacrifice and courage, of great deeds and great tragedies. Back then, when Caladria was a land of honor, his people revered and respected him, for he was a known hero, way long before he became a monster". Then, the current first paragraph would tie in pretty well, starting with the sentence "Everything suggested that it would be an exceptional day (Rest of the paragraph here)". So, here's the thing, at no point after this paragraph do I ever suggest something that happens outside of the current scene, so this is the only time I'm giving a sneak peek into the future. Besides, the first sentence doesn't apply to any specific scene that happens later in the story, it could happen at anytime after a specific event, where he gets turned into an undead. Could this work, or would it give a false impression on how the narrative works in the novel? (It's third person limited). Also, I know some of the phrasing might be kind of bad. Don't worry about that, I write in Spanish, so I'm not looking for corrections on how it's written because that's not how it will be once it's actually on the page.