Does a point of view need to be introduced when or right after the character is introduced?
In the novel I'm trying to write, I probably will have to introduce a second point of view because my initial main protagonist will be mostly unable to act after some point. Now I'm considering to shift the point of view to another character that is also introduced right in the first chapter. However I would like to keep the point of view strictly at the first protagonist for an extended time at the beginning.
Therefore my question:
Is is possible to defer the introduction of the second point of view to much later than the introduction of the corresponding point-of-view character, or does this second point of view have to be introduced shortly after introducing the character?
And if the introduction of the point of view can be deferred, is there a limit on how long, and what techniques and potential problems should I consider to make the transition work?