I know I read in another thread here that currently the standard for the length of a fantasy novel is somewhere between 120,000-160,000 words. But have read in several other places that its usually between 80,000-100,000, at least for first time authors. I'm just wondering if someone could clarify which it is correct. My friend and I are currently working on a fantasy trilogy and are aiming for 85,000 words for the first book. Should we be shooting for higher?