Modern day fantasy authors seem to always do this Thing that I find immensely frustrating. (Mind you, I am only basing my observation on works of Brandon Sanderson and George R. R. Martin, so it's not at all an inexhaustibly researched hypothesis.)
The Thing is that they spend one chapter with one character, the next with another, the next with another, the next with another, the next with another, and it takes about seven chapters to get back to the first character again. This is particularly annoying for me because I get absorbed in one character's story and it is such a pain to tear away from that character knowing it might be several hundreds of pages before I see them again. Have you experienced this? Why is this only a fantasy writer's Thing?
Something that I really respect from writers, and I imagine I've probably mentioned this before in the past, is their ability to keep their chapters short. Leo Tolstoy, despite the immense bulk of Anna Karenina, is easy to read from because his chapters are at most four pages long, every time. When the chapters are short, you just feel like popping onto the next one, and maybe the one after than, because each chapter is not an hour long commitment. And so you end up tricking yourself into reading a lot more than you would have otherwise, and feeling better about it. This is just my observation. I know people who hate short chapters, but I like them. What do you prefer?