I was half asleep when I wrote that out. Actually, I plan on going to bed soon.
The Exorcist, Thastra the main protagonist, Arveias and company are trying to prevent Neraos's rejuvenation, or at least mitigate its effects. Eivion is the primary threat of the first book, while Neraos Ahrihaman is the main antagonist of the series. Eivion sees Potentials like Thastra as a threat to the greater good and wants to convince Neraos that the Potentials are not the way for them to take over the Council and the universes (and not the way to fulfill Neraos's final rejuvenation). Neraos allows Eivion to oppose and even attack the Potentials. Basically, Neraos is Lucifer and the god Ahriman in one being. He is known as the Lord of Brilliance and Darkness. Although the story sounds black and white at first glance, Neraos wants to genuinely save those he feels are cast out of society, and wants to punish the rest for all of their "evil deeds and hearts." The Exorcists et al, however, want to help as many people as they can, though each of the protagonists and supporting characters have various agendas in mind.
Johnas, the other Exorcists, Thastra and Arveias are the protagonists. Thastra is the main protagonist.
Neraos and Eivion are the antagonists, Eivion and Neraos don't always see eye to eye, Eivion is Neraos's subordinate. Eivion doesn't believe the path to Neraos's rejuvenation should be through the Eschaton Potentials and thinks the Potentials are a threat. Although they disagree, Eivion has Neraos's best interests in mind.
In the first book, Eivion is the more active antagonist and Neraos is more in the background.
I typed this out on my iPad so the textual quality is not the best. I hope to show more details some time in the future.
Edited by VIVIsectVI, 07 February 2017 - 05:03 AM.