The Shifting Balance

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The Shifting Balance

Baby Steps…

I've been writing a lot before I start into the images. After reading a few good blogs about tips into starting a graphic novel I realized that I can't let my eagerness jump ahead too far. The fun part is... Continue Reading →


Of Fates and Men – by Melissa Berg

  Usually when a man wants to ponder the intricacies of his life, he seeks the serenity of a peaceful loneliness. A walk in the woods, a boat on a lake, his garage or the manly decorated riches of a... Continue Reading →

About Melissa Berg

Welcome to my website, The Shifting Balance. I can tell you more about my fantasy series, but first a little about me. My name is Melissa Berg, and I am the author of The Shifting Balance Series, which has been my passion for the past ten years.... Continue Reading →


We were waiting in the cold, hiding in the dark; yellowed sandstone and aged, oaken barrels our only shelter. Outside those close walls was the clean air, the ocean, the rich soil. Outside it was life. Surrounded by suffocating darkness,... Continue Reading →

The Story

Prophecy of the Stars: Part 1 – Revelations is the first book in an adult Speculative Fiction series called The Shifting Balance. It is an action/adventure paced, character driven story that leans toward fantasy, with elements of Romance and Science-Fiction.... Continue Reading →

Chapter 1

Darkness lies cold and empty.  Like a shroud of despair, it hangs over all. Yet out of the mist and shadow comes a light, shining as a star.  It rises like a beacon in the night. Hope will be ignited,... Continue Reading →

A collection of excerpts related to writing action – by Melissa Berg

If you are here from Epic Fantasy Writer, WELCOME! If not, check out my article called 6 Tips For Writing Engaging and Tension-Filled Fight Scenes Below are my example excerpts taken from my first two books in The Shifting Balance Series.... Continue Reading →

I was recently featured on John Robin’s series called World Builders 2.0 where authors discuss the worlds they have created for their novels. Read on to learn more about Ahrune!


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Today, we enter the world of Melissa Berg, author of the Shifting Balance Series.

Made with Repix ( Berg is the author of the Shifting Balance Series, which has been her passion for the past ten years. She also works as a freelance illustrator and studied art and design at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin. When she isn’t writing or painting or entertaining her son, she is pursuing the art of 3D computer illustration/animation, as a side project and to feed her fascination in the ever-expanding medium used for storytelling. She currently lives in Minnesota with her husband, young son, and a crazy Border Collie.

Now, prepare yourself to enter Ahrune!

The Shifting Balance Series takes place in Ahrune. In creating this rich land, I wanted to keep it simple; familiar and relatable. It is a character driven story of love, hope, and sacrifice, where I explore the world…

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