So I'm writing the ending of a novel I've been working on, and I've already written it once but then decided that it shouldn't end that way. Do you think that a large battle scene is a good way to end? Like, I have this massive battle scene that I've written, and they are successful in that they accomplish the goal of reacquiring the lost town, but they cannot celebrate and have a "happy" ending because the town is in ruins, and it was the hometown of the protagonist. There is still an opposition, and they are still under stressful conditions. The main villain still lives, because I am thinking that I want to do a series, because I don't think I can realistically have the hero kill the villain so quickly, because she is just a normal girl now, and she is not powerful enough even at the end of the book. I just feel I am missing a critical component of an ending. Resolution. And I am unsure if I should even have a massive battle right at the end of the book. Any thoughts? *I've done more thinking on this and my only solution so far is just to write it and then move onto something else, and I'll fix it later if it's a huge problem or something. But anyone who wants to add anything, it would be fine. I don't think this is the right place to actually post actual chapter.