THE BALANCE—a #YA (Young Adult) novel, set in the distant future was written in parallel with the #MG Middle Grade novel THE BOY WHO RAN. Each revision of the work was allowed time to ferment and mature as I worked revisions of the other. THE BOY WHO RAN is told in a parable-like narrative and takes place six thousand years ago and THE BALANCE is revealed as a novel in the usual sense, although it too contains elements of a history at times.
THE BALANCE is a part of an epic tale, futuristic in some respects, but founded in the strong feel of a young adult story. The main character through most of the book is a seventeen year old named Phoebe. This is her story, although it is a part of a continuum of a larger story that takes place almost two hundred years after an apocalyptic global nuclear war and revolves around a power struggle between two major organizations: The Order and The Council of God. One side seeks domination and the other seeks The Balance.
I posted the draft prologue for THE BALANCE—a scene taken out of time from the main story, but a part of the continuum of the long tale. It’s available on my web site by clicking on the link below.