In future volumes of my fantasy series, I have decided for the main antagonists to be an army of monsters. Now that a new imperial dynasty has been established, the time for normal politics and civil wars between kingdoms has ended. It is time for a new kind of enemy that is not human. I even thought of a messed up origin story for these creatures. In terms of appearance, I am envisioning these beasts to be a mixture of the Tao Tei from The Great Wall, the Future Predator from Primeval, the monsters from A Quiet Place, the Mimics from Edge of Tomorrow, and the Whitespike aliens from The Tomorrow War. Imagine monsters such as these going up against medieval armies. That is what future battles in my fantasy series will involve.