The Balance (Paperback)

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In a dystopian future, life hangs in the balance.
Piri is a nineteen-year-old boy who lives in a technological metropolis that rises above the clouds. But when an accident drops him out of the city, everything changes. At first terrified by the atrocious reality of life on the surface, including surviving gruesome creatures known as Scavs, Piri is soon mesmerized by the bond they have for one another. He also comes to understand his own feelings for Niko, the boy who rescued him.
In the end, Piri chooses love over comfort. But things are never as they seem. When he discovers just how far the city dwellers will go to maintain control, and the horrific truth behind an ancient and secret alliance, he will do everything he can to protect his new family--and disrupt the balance.

About the Author

Neal Wooten grew up on a pig farm on Sand Mountain in the northeast corner of Alabama before being dragged kicking and screaming to the snow-infested plains of the American Midwest. He now resides in Milwaukee with his wife and three dogs. He is a columnist for The Mountain Valley News, cartoonist, artist, and standup comedian. He has a BS in applied mathematics and was a math teacher and the director of a math learning center. He is the author of Reternity, a science fiction novel based on Biblical prophecies, which has won eight national awards and was named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011. His novel, My Brother, My Judge, a legal suspense thriller, is also an award-winner. His comedy titled X, Y, and Zs won an award for flash fiction. His novella, The Return of the Nephilim, was a runner-up in the L Ron Hubbard Science Fiction Writers of the Future Contest.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781626390553
ISBN-10: 162639055X
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
Publication Date: April 15th, 2014
Pages: 230
Language: English