I've had this dilemma for a while and thought to post on it several times but never did... The problem is my plot is just too large for one book, or even two. I went into writing my story knowing that it would span several books, and therein lies the problem. My story is about a prophecy, or rather the people described in a prophecy. It tells of how several heroes will defeat an ancient evil, and how one villain will release that evil. Now here's the catch. the villain of the prophecy is my main protagonist. Circumstances lead him into starting his way along the path described in the prophecy, and everyone ends up labeling him as the villain even though he's a really nice guy. The plot i have for the entire story leads him from denial to aversion to eventually accepting that he needs to do his part so the heroes can do theirs, but the first 'book' of the story ends with him refusing to take part in the prophecy and hiding from the heroes that are convinced he is evil, as well as anyone that knows his past. The first book does feel complete (in my opinion) by ending this way, but it's an obvious 'to be continued' moment... If that makes any sense. I guess my question is, how would you as a reader (or publisher, for that matter) feel about this?