Back in the submissions process, right after I finished writing ERIS (Eternal Truths, Book 1), I had toyed with the idea of splitting the book in half to make it more appealing to certain other publishers who wouldn’t have taken a 150,000 word book.
Those who have read ERIS can see where a natural break would have occurred. You also see that such a break would have left the book on a nasty cliffhanger. Despite what some people may think of me, I’m not that evil. Okay I am that evil, but I didn’t want to do that to my book.
Another reason I didn’t split it in half was because I would have had to spend a chapter in the second book recapping the contents of the first book. Recaps are only useful to those people who pick up the second book first. For everyone else who is reading the books in order, it’s just an annoyance.
Thankfully, Siren Publishing was more than happy to take the book as one complete title.
I'm also glad you did not break it into 2 separate books.
I love series books, but having the first chapter as recap can be annoying.