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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Balance
  • Series Number:0
  • Pages:350
  • eBook ISBN:9780615543086

Grey

The Balance: Book One

by Nick Shamhart

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Overview
Too often life is viewed in terms of good and evil, black or white, and the balance point tipping in either direction is ignored. Why should the afterlife be any different? We are given a choice when we die to move on to the Source of life, stay on earth and slowly evolve into more of what we were (good people become angelic and bad people become demonic), or a chosen few can work to keep the Balance between them. Grey is such a warrior who works to maintain that balance. He wishes to retire by moving onto the next phase of existence (the Source), so he needs to train a replacement. Grey recruits Pete to learn how to destroy demons and when necessary smack angels around to keep them in line. With help from an eclectic crew of other metaphysical “policemen and women, like the no nonsense Raven,” Grey and Pete stop the Biblical demon Legion from destroying a small town in Illinois, setting off a chain reaction that could upset the Balance in this supernatural buddy cop comedy.
Description
Grey is a paranormal urban fantasy novel with horror overtones (sans vampires, werewolves, or wizards) dealing with the unseen world of balancing powers. Too often life is viewed in terms of good and evil, black or white, and the balance point tipping in either direction is ignored. Why should the afterlife be any different? We are given a choice when we die to move on to the Source, stay on earth and slowly evolve into more of what we were (good people become angels and bad people become demons), or a chosen few can work to keep the Balance between them. The title character Grey is such a warrior who works to maintain that balance. He wishes to retire by moving onto the next phase of existence (the Source), so he needs to train a replacement. Grey recruits Pete to learn how to destroy demons and when necessary smack angels around to keep them in line. With help from an eclectic crew of other metaphysical “policemen and women, like the no nonsense Raven,” Grey and Pete stop the biblical demon Legion from destroying a small town in Illinois, setting off a chain reaction that could upset the balance in this supernatural buddy cop comedy. The novel is written in two styles. Each chapter begins in a soliloquy from the title character Grey, where he tells pieces of his back-story intertwined with philosophical muses in his western argot that pertain to the subsequent chapter. Said chapter is then told in a third person narrative.
About the author
Nick Shamhart lives in the mostly vowel state of Ohio under protest from half of the voices in his head. The other half could care less where they reside, because they are too busy yammering on endlessly about everything from Sit-Com theme songs to theology and metaphysics. The voices help Nick write his books. If you like his books tell your friends. The voices have many other stories yet to tell. They keep…what?….hold on please….yes, I was just getting to…no…no…look, do you want to do this?…well you can’t….no….no….yes, alright. The voices say thanks for reading.
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