I'm pretty happy with the plot I have thus far, but the way the story is shaped and develops I can't really see 3 "book-ending" moments. There is a major plot resolution at the end of the first that sets the basis of the plot for the second, but the end of the second ties up the loose ends and resolves the story as a whole with a solid and satisfying ending. With fantasy trilogies so popular these days, is it worth trying to engineer a third book? A big part of the first book is opening up one of the main character's back-story so I think a prequel would be overkill. At the same time, I'm not sure I want to spread the two out to make their story into three books. It's possible, but would require extra thought. Main question: Other than from a sales perspective, is making an epic fantasy into a trilogy important?