The Balance (Revised)
A brutal war.
A girl raised as a proud soldier, all too willing to fight and die for her country.
A man whose life has been shattered, remade into one of fear and rage and hate.
A boy who is caught in the web of politics, who experiences horrible things not meant for anyone, much less a child as young as he.
This is a tale of two countries at war, and the lives of the people who reside there. This is a tale of the consequences of hatred and love, of treachery and loyalty, and of evil and good.
The story and its characters are my creation; any similarity to other works or to current events is not intended. Plagiarism is not acceptable... honestly, have a bit of self-respect. I don't particularly care if you vote for this work or not. My only desire is feedback so that I can become a better writer.
Awards for this novel:
Honorable Mention: Best Protagonist (The Lunar Awards).
Reviews for this novel:
This is the second draft of the other story on my profile, and these were awards received for the original:
* FGU Awards November: Best Death Scene (1st Place).
* Drill Sergeant Award (Best Dialogue).
* Seraph Awards: Honorable Mention.
* Snowflake Awards: 2nd Place, Fantasy.
Reviews received for the original: