YOUR FIRST THREE CHAPTERS ARE CRUCIAL!
Why? First impressions! These chapters are the hook and net to the rest of your story. Since your audience is still mourning the death of the last book, it’s difficult to become invested into a new story. Use those first three chapters to capture our attention! Make us forget about the last book we read! Don’t just introduce the characters and plot, give us a reason to love them and accompany them on their journey. Give us a reason to continue reading.
You all may have already known this, but I just wanted to reiterate the fact.