^I'm not saying anything is "obvious." I'm just saying there's not a complete lack of evidence. I don't disagree with you that it could've been promoted more clearly by having a "Book 1" indication, but I'm just saying that there was some evidence that it was part of a larger whole, that you're overstating your case when you say there was no indication whatsoever. As with most things, the truth is between the extreme positions.
But now you've confused me. I don't know whether I should expect The Fall
to be a serial novel or a series of novels. Going just off RaD, I guess the conclusion would be that The Fall
is a serial novel. If that's the case, I will probably not purchase the rest of it until the complete novel has been published.