It was suggested to me that with a piece of fiction that introduces characters of another world there should be a glossary. I must say that my initial reaction was to say that I thought that the writing should introduce the characters. After this suggestion I spoke with others and I spoke to someone that said, “I would include a glossary and then it is there for those who need it and if others don’t want it they just won’t access it.”
So my question is to you all: Do you say yes or no to a glossary of characters?
If yes, would you put the glossary at the front or at the back?
What do you think?
All thoughts appreciated.
Rebecca, Thank you for your response. Actually my wife says the same about keeping it all together. I wondered what were the reactions of your readers?