It began with the father of the fantasy series, JRR Tolkien. He wrote the Lord of the Rings as one book, but World War II had left England with a paper shortage. His publishers took his one giant book and split it into three books. (He didn't like it by the way). Those who have read the series are thankful because the one book would have been difficult to hold if you read in bed!
So, what does that have to do with my vision of the Sacred Land series? Simple, don't expect each book to have a definitive ending. What does that mean? It means some story-lines will continue into the next book. Although I strive to have a story in each book that has a beginning, middle, and end, the main story (and some minor ones) will continue into the next book.
So, if there are questions you want answered that do not get an answer by the end of the book, chances are the answers you seek will be in the subsequent books. The only book I guarantee will not have any cliffhangers is the last book of the series. All the story lines should be tied up by then. (Unless I have more stories to tell later, then I may leave a thread to pick up on)
Taking bets! How many reviews do you think will mention that a lot of things were left unresolved in Exiles? I think book one has at least three. :0)
UPDATE: I decided to bridge the gap in a new novelette.