This is a question that I would assume is commonly asked to yourself. In my novel, like many there is a main antagonists. His actions lead to problems in the world and the protagonists solve those problems. Such as letting loose a demon and my novels heroes stop that demon. But whats stopping the reader from asking themselves, "Why doesn't the antagonist just fight the protagonists right now, whats he waiting for?" I don't want the main antagonist to be destroyed and the world saved until the climax battle near the end. So I am trying to brainstorm ideas that would explain the antagonist not fighting the protagonists right away. Any suggestions as to what explanation I would put in that would explain why the wait? All advice appreciated. Thank you .