I've always liked the ending of Trespass. Right from the first moment when the idea for the story came to me, I conceived of the story as a trilogy. Not a series, a trilogy. The story is set on a grand stage, and is told over 5,000 years of history, with several plot lines intertwined. This was a challenge for me as a writer. I couldn't tie up the main plot in the first book without wrecking the second and third books. I'm not comparing myself to Tolkien, but the ring doesn't get destroyed in book 1.
I opted to send the first book out with a bang and an element of suspense. I liken it to the season finale of a TV show like ER – remember that show? I loved ER and I loved the season finales – the suspense was what made them great, and we all understood that there would be another season. Similarly, I feel that most readers understood that the first book is part of a trilogy, and they realized that this wasn't a cliffhanger.
That said, I write to entertain my readers, and a few readers were disappointed at the ending and seemed to feel that it was abrupt. I wanted to improve that experience for my readers, but I couldn't alter the structure of the trilogy. However, I could tie up a few loose ends and this epilogue is the result. I hope you enjoy it.
NB This epilogue was written specially for anyone who downloaded or bought the paperback of Trespass before March 2017. After that time, the epilogue is included with the main text of Trespass in both ebook and paperback formats, and of course it's in the trilogy boxset as well.
I use a service called BookFunnel to send out my books. If you have any problems, tap or click the Help Me button in the top right of the download page and their support staff will help you to get your book.
Join me on a Journey into Books
With my readers' group, The Awkward Squad