MAGESIGN (The Balance #1)

Believe in the blood

ISBN 978-0982508756
(Scroll down for The Balance Omnibus Edition, which includes RealmShift, MageSign, and two short stories.)

Three years have passed since Isiah’s run in with Samuel Harrigan and the Devil. He has some time on his hands – a perfect opportunity to track down the evil Sorcerer, Harrigan’s mentor. It should have been a simple enough task, but the Sorcerer has more followers than Isiah ever imagined, and a plan bigger than anyone could have dreamed.

With the help of some powerful new friends Isiah desperately tries to track down the Sorcerer and his cult of blood before they manage to change the world forever.

In this long-awaited sequel to the highly acclaimed RealmShift, Baxter once again keeps a breathless pace and blistering intensity with gods, demons and humans entangled in magic and conflict. This is dark fantasy at its best.

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Praise for Magesign

“… a worthy sequel that does what all good sequels should do—setting up the same thrilling ride, but more daring and epic in scope, with the action cranked up to 11… Bigger, better, smarter and darker (and then some). MageSign is everything a sequel should be and more.” – Fantasy Faction

“…an absolute visceral smorgasbord for lovers of dark fantasy and horror.” – Scenes & Sequels podcast

“MageSign is a thriller, a mystery, a love story and a thought-provoking examination of the relationship between religion and humanity in all its glory and shame. Baxter takes the reader right to the edge and then pushes us over. And I thank him for it.” – Bitten By Books

“MageSign is a fast paced ride through the depths of darkness a human soul can hold… that leaves you nearly afraid to turn the pages.” – Midwest Book Review

“if you are after a well written, enthralling read, that doesn’t let up with the surprises and impact, then look no further. Alan Baxter once again delivers an excellent novel, full recommendation on this one.” – Scary Minds

“MageSign by Alan Baxter, is a fast-paced ride through a visceral reality which holds a mirror up to today’s apathetic society.” – Horrorscope

“a fast paced supernatural adventure that will leave readers rethinking how they view the Cosmos.” – Bards & Sages

“if you are after a well written, enthralling read, that doesn’t let up with the surprises and impact, then look no further. Alan Baxter once again delivers an excellent novel, full recommendation on this one.” – Scary Minds

“MageSign by Alan Baxter is the second volume in a duology that began with Baxter’s RealmShift… MageSign is a fast paced ride through the depths of darkness a human soul can hold. It builds in intensity with a mystery involving a dark and twisted cult that leaves you longing for more, while building a deeper sense of dread that leaves you nearly afraid to turn the pages.” – Midwest Book Review.

“The novel is peopled (and I use that term loosely) with astounding characters and improbable situations that seem perfectly normal. Isiah’s best friend is a wise-cracking angel, he gets into a pissing match with the goddess Morrigan, and his love interest can (and does) kick his butt. The descriptive phrasing is chilling and graphic.
MageSign is a thriller, a mystery, a love story and a thought-provoking examination of the relationship between religion and humanity in all its glory and shame. Alan Baxter takes the reader right to the edge and then pushes us over. And I thank him for it.” – Bitten By Books:

“MageSign by Alan Baxter, is a fast-paced ride through a visceral reality which holds a mirror up to today’s apathetic society.
This is the sequel to RealmShift, which I enjoyed reading … Baxter drops enough background story to make this more-or-less stand on its own, [but] I recommend you read RealmShift first – it will add to the overall experience.
…Stepping in and out of countries ranging from Australia, England, the USA, and even Tibet, Baxter creates an intricate plot, laced with wonderful scenic descriptions. His knowledge of the martial arts also shines through with excellently choreographed fight routines, and more subtle references to Asian fighting style disciplines and everyday way of life.
…Isiah is still a superman of a character with amazing abilities and inner strength, but the story allows a greater showing of his human side – including a growing affection with a new leading lady. But it also better depicts his understanding of the need to keep balance between all things. His reasoning behind choices and actions within the book, truly paint a man made to keep the balance without having to be amoral – a difficult thing to accomplish.
…Baxter’s true claim to fame is his final climaxes … The mounting tension is exquisitely handled, built up to a crescendo of amazing proportions. Nothing is missed on this ending, including all the character reactions. It is a fitting ending to a thoroughly good read.
…Baxter has delivered a book which is better than the first one [RealmShift], which was pretty good to start with. If this trend continues, I’ll be looking forward to the next installment.” – Horrorscope

“Don’t let fear of Yath-vados stand between you and a great read!” – Van Ikin – Editor, Science Fiction

“a fast paced supernatural adventure that will leave readers rethinking how they view the Cosmos.” – Bards & Sages

“…a gritty tale of blood rituals, mystery, and mysticism… grabs hold of the reader and doesn’t let go.” – David Wood, author of Dourado & Cibola

“difficult to pin to any particular genre … fantastic qualities … horrific at times.

“MageSign” is a great addition by Alan Baxter, and I highly recommend it.” – William Estep, clubreading.com