The Balance

The Balance THE BALANCE is a novel set in a dystopian future It takes place almost years after a global thermonuclear war The Land is ruled by a theocracy the Council of God which drove the Order into exil

  • Title: The Balance
  • Author: Michael Selden
  • ISBN: 9781940640037
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Paperback
  • THE BALANCE is a novel, set in a dystopian future It takes place almost 200 years after a global thermonuclear war The Land is ruled by a theocracy, the Council of God, which drove the Order into exile about eighteen years before the story begins The Order was an organization that brought advanced technology from the past into the post apocalyptic era Phoebe is seventeTHE BALANCE is a novel, set in a dystopian future It takes place almost 200 years after a global thermonuclear war The Land is ruled by a theocracy, the Council of God, which drove the Order into exile about eighteen years before the story begins The Order was an organization that brought advanced technology from the past into the post apocalyptic era Phoebe is seventeen, and the last Sensitive that was genetically engineered by the Order before they were either killed off or driven into hiding She doesn t know why she s plagued by the voices, images, and feelings of the people all around her For her, it s a constant struggle just to survive the chaos they bring to her life, and to hide her strangeness so that people don t accuse her of being in league with the devil In the Land, strange behavior is reported those deemed to be witches are sent to the Inquisition for questioning, and are then publicly executed She lives in a harbor town, hiding what she is, protected by her adopted father, Daniel The Order hasn t completely vanished Their ancestors established Sanctuaries before the war The refugees from the Purge retreated to these hideaways to survive Now they plot ways to restore the historic agreement that allowed them to share the benefits of an advanced civilization with people in the Land, and to co exist with the Council Their leader, a genetically engineered Prescient, is aware of Phoebe, but has largely left her alone Now he sees a danger coming for her, but also has visions that she might hold the key to a path that would reestablish The Balance.

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    1. The Balance is a futuristic dystopian story of a little girl called Phoebe and the pyre of struggles she and her family walk through.The world has already faced destruction. Genetically modified humans are searching for places to take refuge. The Council is trying to eliminate the possible danger.Phoebe's fate had decided to have some different plans for her. Her qualities are unlike anyone else. Her father knows this and to keep this secret under the table, he'll go beyond his boundaries. What [...]

    2. This was a Brave move! Plot : Phoebe, an orphan possesses some abilities not normal for anyone else which leads her to become a 'target' by the Council. Adopted by a supporting father, she has to realize that their life is in danger. Peril and adventure company her as she inches ahead in her mission. Will she succeed?A fantastic tale of a new world. Writing Having read two other books by Michael Selden, I confess that I enjoy his writing very much. Why do I call it a brave work is because many a [...]

    3. The Balance by Michael Selden is a young adult novel about a girl named Phoebe, her gift, and her family. Before the Comet struck, there was the Order, long steeped in mysticism and alchemy, but it eventually became a technological behemoth. The head of the Order created Sanctuaries, intending them to preserve human progress for future generation, in case of war, they would provide safety and platforms to rebuild. Separately, there was the Council, a group composed of the three major religions, [...]

    4. The Balance is an incredibly engrossing novel set after the destruction of the world, where genetically modified humans seek refuge underground, while the Council vows to rid the world of their kind.Phoebe knows she's different. She's always been troubled with vivid dreams and voices in her head have plagued her as long as she can remember. Her father and her have worked hard to hide her uniqueness from the Council. So when her father reveals she is a genetically altered Sensitive created by the [...]

    5. This was my first time reading anything by Michael Selden and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this great story. Mr. Selden writes young adult novel that is about a young girl called Phoebe ,and she seems to have different ability's from others, and that could lead to her being a target .She has always been troubled with vivid dreams and voices in her head that have plagued her for as long as she can remember. As for her father and herself they have worked hard to hide her gifts, from the co [...]

    6. The Balance by Michael Selden is the story of Phoebe, orphaned as the result of a catastrophic event. Adopted and raised in a new world, Phoebe must find a way to survive among those who would target her for having different abilities. There is a web of subterfuge around Phoebe that neither she nor her family are aware of, positioning and plotting, her world will never be the same again.The Balance is the first of a 3-book series - thank goodness! The book started off slightly slower because the [...]

    7. The Balance by Michael Selden is the story of Phoebe, orphaned as the result of a catastrophic event. Adopted and raised in a new world, Phoebe must find a way to survive among those who would target her for having different abilities. There is a web of subterfuge around Phoebe that neither she nor her family are aware of, positioning and plotting, her world will never be the same again.The Balance is the first of a 3-book series - thank goodness! The book started off slightly slower because the [...]

    8. I received this as a free gift from . It was something different and I really enjoyed it. If there was a follow up book I'd be keen to read it. I sympathized with Phoebe. She just wanted to be 'normal and felt like a freak. Having gifts, that she had to keep secret and learn to control alone, made her everyday life fraught with danger. The earth had been hit by a comet and the two factions that rose to bring order to the world were completely opposite in their agendas. The Council of God enforce [...]

    9. Interesting.Had a hard time getting into the storyline. But, when I didI had an equally hard time putting the book down. I really felt sad for Phoebe. It's hard enough being a teenager without having the gift she had. Glad to see the book end on the note it did though. Would recommend it to other readers.

    10. The BalanceI thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I thought the author did a nice job of laying out the background and world building. The characters were also very interesting. I would definitely read another book by Mr. Sheldon. I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review.

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