What would you do when Magic picks you?
Magic’s Balance takes you on many journeys of imagination. Some will fill you with trepidation, while others can make you smile. Visit other lands and find new characters who experience their own fantastic lives through magic and the unexpected.
Jonah has known of his family’s secret his whole life. One day, a golden apple appears in their orchard and Jonah is whisked into the heart of that mystery… one that he must now fight to solve. What must he do in order to save himself and restore balance to the world of Magic?
Any story is but a snapshot of the lives of the characters within it. As one of the characters in my stories, the wizard Min’darr has led a full life. You have met him at its end. Did you wonder how he became a wizard? How has he come to be here, at this point in time? What part of his past has led him to want to share his magic? Would you like to know of his adventures? …his successes? …his mistakes? …his love?
There is an art to writing a short story, and Steve Rouse has mastered it. His collection of prose is lean, no wasted scenes. From the suspenseful “Hodag,” to the wonderfully magical “Salt Lick”–and everything in between, Rouse takes you on a delightful ride.
~ Jean Rabe, USA Today Bestselling author
Steve Rouse has put together a delightful collection of stories covering a variety of genres. Whether dealing with fantasy battles, science fiction, horror, or odd happenings, you’ll find clean, evocative prose, clever characters, humor, danger, twists, turns, and plenty of redemption. Keep this on your nightstand for a quick, fun read before going to bed or load it on your favorite e-reader for an escape from dismal reality during a break at work. You won’t be disappointed!
~ Donald J. Bingle, author of the Writer on Demand series of stories by genre.
Steven Rouse’s writing combines myth with whimsy and contemplation with action – sometimes within one tale! His literary prose has a breezy, familiar style. This collection is sure to please virtually everyone as it ranges from fantasy and SF to classic horror and modern musings. Do yourself a favor and spend an evening (or more!) with Steve’s stories!
~ Stephen D. Sullivan, author of the award-winning novelization of
Manos: The Hands of Fate and more than 50 other books.
The book, Magic’s Balance, contains a collection of stories involving magic, mystery, and worlds beyond imagining.
- Playing Fetch
- Grove of Ancients
- Magic’s Balance
- The Note
- Salt Lick
- The Nothing
- When You Buy an Old House
- The Gilric