Good description in a novel slips in almost unnoticed but very much appreciated. It gives you pictures in your mind that may never be forgotten. In a fantasy the writer will have worked even harder to portray its strange and mythical creatures to his reader in a way he will understand, making the picture so much more unique. Description helps the novel to flow, like a river. Whether the river will be smooth and memorable or choppy and confusing, depends on the description's quality. Like the current of the river, good description pulls the book through, creating a timeless classic.
Lois Johnson, avid writer, tea drinker, and reader but first and foremost, avid Christian.