The Balance

The Balance

Series: Chronicles of Aurderia, Book 1
Genres: Coming of Age, Epic Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery
Tags: Tween, Young Adult
Publisher: Tasicas-Young
Publication Year: 2013
Length: 312 Pages
ISBN: 1492349755

A Land of Fantasy and Elemental Magic is falling into chaos from Ancient Sumerian interference.

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About the Book
When Chaos took his twin sister at birth, Shuran was secreted away to grow abnormally fast in the powers of Essence. With the help of a motley crew of magic users, he begins a journey that takes him across the realms of Aurderia in a search for answers to his visions and the location of his missing father.
During his quest of adventure, Shuran will gain allies among the seven races of man, some more easily than others for there are old feelings of betrayal from some races such as the elves. Shuran’s predecessor to the title Shin’Ar, abandoned the realms and left them without a “Watcher of the Lands”. Now it is up to Shuran to rebuild the ancient troop of magic users to help restore balance to the Essence of Ersetu while fighting the darkness that lurks in Shadow.
The balance between good and evil is a perilous thing. This is especially true for the world of Ersetu. Chaos has begun to manifest upon the lands threatening to tear the world apart again. Three children of seven elemental magic bloodlines are born to be instruments of change in the balance, but their roles are each different in this fantasy quest series.
Follow along on the journeys of Shuran and his friends as they seek a means to triumph against dark forces and rally the world against the Chaos. The first book in the series will see the rebirth of an old force for good while old enemies begin to return. The series blends fantasy and science fiction with some Sumerian mythology while adding a twist on the magic of dragons.
About the Author
J. Steven Young

Author J. Steven Young shares adventurous and imaginative observations on life across multiple genres, including children's activity books, young adult and fantasy. His Hashtag Magic collection is quickly moving up the fantasy charts on Amazon and the third book in the series is currently in development.

Raised in the Chicago area, J. Steven witnessed his fair share of injustice growing up and always imagined how he could make life better for everyone if only he'd had magic or super powers. It took years for him to understand that he did have a gift. Though he traveled the globe in his youth, he still favors the lands of his imagination and wants nothing more than to share his visions with the world. He hopes his gift will allow readers to escape from reality, if only for a spell.

Following his education in technology, with a focus in writing and communication, he's spent his career working in the tech and travel industries. It allows for some creativity, but it doesn't compare to the freedom of creating new worlds and magical creatures.

A passionate home chef, J. Steven, can often be found in the kitchen with his agreeable husband, Tom, and their self-important Siamese, Lexi, who rules the house with an iron paw. When he isn't working or writing, J. Steven is never more than a step or thought away from adventure. Whether spending time in his enchanted garden, conjuring up new recipes or spending time with family and friends, he's always dreaming up new fiction based on over-the-top characterizations of the people he meets.

J. Steven is the author of over a dozen books and lives in Chicago, Illinois.

For news, updates and to send inquiries, please visit J. Steven's website at or join him on Twitter @jstevenyoung #magic

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