So my main writing project is for a, superficially, pretty familiar modern dark fantasy, hidden world type series. One of the things I am concerned with is trying to stand out and be thought provoking without losing the core aspects of that genera type that I like. The world as it is now features an assortment of fantasy races focused on a theme of occult style, European witchcraft era mythology, with demons, vampires, werewolves, sorcerers and faeries. An idea that occurred to me recently is maybe it would be better to choose a historical setting, namely somewhere around the Victorian period or somewhere between WWI and WWII. I have been thinking this might actually make some aspects of the story easier, in these are times when an underground supernatural world would actually be easier to hide. And such a setting could potentially help introduce more focus on society and culture rather than in a more familiar modern setting. However, I assume a historical time period would be more baggage in having to do setting related things certain ways, especially if people are paying more attention to them as I would think they would. How does my analysis stack up? And would this help differentiate a series like this from others in the genera?