If you were to read a novel regarding a fictional war and it followed a particular soldier who eventually becomes a lieutenant...which story would you rather read? 1) Story starts with soldier-to-be when he/she is being sold upon the idea of going into the military...goes through boot camp...and joins the military, officially entering their first warfare and such, etc....eventually ascend to lieutenant rank. This story would feature a plethora of moments where this soldier seriously questions what they learned about the military through the military recruiters back home...war is NOTHING like they said it would be. It's absolute hell instead. Kind of a slap in the face for the soldier, and they definitely grow, mature, and get stronger as the story progress. 2) The story starts with them already holding a military officer position, they are later promoted to lieutenant. They already have name recognition, power, authority, and know war is absolute hell...etc. In essence, would you rather read about a revered lieutenant's life into the military...rather than starting it essentially in medias res? Thank you!