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The one problem with a length prologue, especially if it is well written, is the reader will get to love those characters and then get a little miffed that you've gone an killed them off so quickly.

I'd take that nugget of tasty information, which can't be known anywhere else in the book, and make the prologue about that. Everything else, the world building and such can be squeezed between the other pages.
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It worries me a little that your novel so-hinges on your prologue.

I'm thinking of all the books I've read, and even if I had started in the middle of the book, I still would have gotten a pretty good idea about what's happening. Sure, a detail here or there will slip, but a pretty good idea.

But if your story can't function without the prologue... I don't know.

There's a rule teachers go by: repeat directions 3 times. You'll notice authors kind of follow this rule in subtle ways, too. Not saying flat our repeat stories, I'm saying a breathing world breathes more than once. Often than not, since it is their history, and it is their world, it's going to come up naturally again. Look for those parts, and try to weave the backstory in there.

If you can't do it, then you might have to change your story some to do it.

Unless you feel comfortable enough with your prologue.
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