Thanks Jenny. Although my example was exaggerated, I've come across sentences in books that aren't too different from that. Either the author has a fabulous vocabulary or has Thesaurus-itis :) Those glossaries and character lists certainly help for epic fantasy novels. I think you've done your fantasy stories really well. Even though there were unusual words, it was usually easy to get the gist of things from the context. I also find it helpful if not too many new terms are introduced all at once. I'll have to remember that when I write my bestselling sci-fi novel :) Thanks for taking the time to comment.