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Realmshift

(2006)
(The first book in the Balance series)
A novel by

 
 
Isiah is having a tough time. The Devil is making his job very difficult.

Samuel Harrigan is a murdering lowlife. He used ancient blood magic to escape a deal with the Devil and now he's on the trail of a crystal skull that he believes will complete his efforts to evade Lucifer. But Lucifer wants Samuel's soul for eternity and refuses to wait a second longer for it. Isiah needs Samuel to keep looking for the crystal skull, so he has to protect Sam and keep the Devil at bay. Not for Samuel's sake, but for all of humanity.

RealmShift is an engrossing Dark Fantasy thriller; a fascinating exploration of the nature of people's beliefs and their effect on the world around them. Magic, action and intrigue, from dank city streets to the depths of Hell and beyond.

"...a gripping, thought-provoking tale that evokes a strong response within the reader, both on an emotional and an intellectual level. It is a dark fantasy that takes the reader on both an adventure-filled ride, but also a spiritual exploration.... If you like your speculative fiction a little on the dark side, RealmShift is for you."
David Wood, author of Quest and Cibola

"A fast-paced storyline that holds the reader right from the start ... nifty devices galore, from RealmShift to the Balance ... and a no-nonsense story-telling approach that lets the unfolding action speak for itself."
Van Ikin, editor- Science Fiction

    

Praise for this book

"A gripping, thought-provoking tale. Gripping speculative fiction on the dark side." - David Wood


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Used availability for Alan Baxter's Realmshift

Paperback Editions

October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: RealmShift (The Balance) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Alan Baxter
ISBN: 1-979018-98-7 / 978-1-979018-98-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Realmshift
Author(s): Alan Baxter
ISBN: 0-9825087-4-3 / 978-0-9825087-4-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gryphonwood Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2008 : Australia Paperback
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Title: RealmShift
Author(s): Alan Baxter
ISBN: 0-9805782-0-5 / 978-0-9805782-0-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Blade Red Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: RealmShift
Author(s): Alan Baxter
ISBN: 1-4116-6862-6 / 978-1-4116-6862-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lulu.com
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

March 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: RealmShift
Author(s): Alan Baxter
Publisher: Gryphonwood Press
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: RealmShift
Author(s): Alan Baxter
Publisher: Gryphonwood Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: RealmShift (The Balance Book 1)
Author(s): Alan Baxter
Publisher: Gryphonwood Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA