Grey: The Balance, Book One

Grey: The Balance, Book One

by Nick Shamhart


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Grey is a paranormal thriller 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478276142
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/20/2012
Series: Balance Series , #1
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Nick Shamhart was born in Sandusky, Ohio on the winter solstice in the years before Americans started electing actors as President. He still lives in that mostly vowel state 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 all about them. The voices have many other stories yet to tell. They keep...what?....hold on please....yes, I was just getting, do you want to do this?...well you can', alright. The voices say thanks for reading.

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Grey: The Balance: Book One 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting, fast-paced book. It is very unusual in its subject matter, dealing with life after death in a different way than ghosts. And as everything in this world is balanced, its is through the actions of help from our next world. Great reading!
Andrea-Min More than 1 year ago
Intelligent and fast-paced! Grey is fun and original. If you're looking for something out of the same old same old, I'd recomend checking it out!
tlwalker35 More than 1 year ago
Love this book. Cannot wait until his next book! Love how it is all about good and evil, something that we face everyday in life. Nick just put it in words that capitvate you from the very beginning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only downside is that it is not in traditional (paper) book form yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful! I really liked this clever take on life after death and would recomend it for everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful find that gives me hope for modern fiction. Grey proves that an author can appeal to the masses and yet still provide the intellectual with a meaningful story!
CJ577 More than 1 year ago
An amazing blend of humor, action, and deep philosophy that I have yet to see in any other modern author.
A_Delgado More than 1 year ago
Brilliantly crafted dialogue and description. Grey is equal parts thriller, comedy, and spirituality. There are few books that can be more than one genre, this is one of them. I got it as a Christmas gift, but I would buy it for myself again!
Fantasy-guru More than 1 year ago
Grey is humor and fantasy combined with a touch of realism. It is that realism that sets Grey apart from all the other stories in the genre. You believe Nick Shamhart's characters exist, you believe that maybe you too could be faced with the same choices. I'm sorry and people will get grumpy with me for this, but I find the idea of life after death much more plausible, palatable, and identifiable than sparkling vampires and werewolves without chest hair!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Philosophy, mystery, action, and humor all in one package!! Beware the Doll!
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Tony-T More than 1 year ago
This is supposed to be the first in a series! I can't wait for the rest. This book was hilarious and fun to read. Jump on the series now, because its going to be big someday and you can tell all your friends you were into it from the start!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grey:The Balance book 1 is a fast-paced read for those fantasy lovers who want a book that gives you a sense of logic behind the storyline. The author pulls in philosophies from around the world and ties in ideals while entertaining the reader. A great read!