The Shifting Balance

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Prophecy of the Stars

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 →


They were waiting in the cold, hiding in the dark; yellowed sandstone and aged, oaken barrels their 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

  Mahren’s heritage was once held sacred among the people, now it means certain death. Change comes just days after she learns the real reason she has had to live a lie; hiding behind the guise of a young boy.... Continue Reading →

Chapter 1

1 Splinters of wood sailed into the air, some reaching as high as the wooden fence that enclosed the side-yard of the blacksmith’s shop. The hot, humid air was thick, clinging to the skin; the fine dust from the parched... 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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