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Delver Magic Book III: Balance of Fate is the third installment in a fantasy series written by Jeff Inlo. It is available by download for free on this site.

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Delver Magic - Book III:
Balance of Fate                     

Ryson Acumen finds that his time of service to the Land of Uton and its people is not yet complete. Together with Holli Brances and Lief Woodson, they must work together once more to end a growing threat and to meet their own undeniable destinies. It is not without loss or sacrifice as they struggle to battle grotesque forces of malevolence. Enemies once forgotten return to hold sway over each ensuing conflict.

Under the conniving guidance of the serp Sazar, legions of dark creatures rise out of Dark Spruce Forest. Allying himself with a sorceress of power in the Lacobian desert, Sazar finds the strength to rule and turns his lustful eyes eastward. Targeting the outposts and farmlands surrounding Connel, the serp forms a dark army to bring terror to the humans.

Even as Ryson and his elf friends struggle against such foes, they look to the powerful wizard Enin for aid, but the spell-caster remains withdrawn from nearly every clash. It is within him to decimate the entire horde, but the consequences of such intended actions trouble his very soul. An understanding of balance has taught the wizard more than caution, it has led him to the presence of a being of equal power, but a creature with intentions of malice. Enin's unwillingness to interfere in the choices of individuals is born of the belief that he must allow all those around him to seek their own path. While these paths may differ, each will lead those that travel them to their ultimate fate.

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Author's Note:

Just as Throne of Vengeance was an extension of Sanctum's Breach, this third installment, Delver Magic - Book 3: Balance of Fate, continues the adventures of the characters from its predecessors. It is highly recommended that you read the first two Delver Magic novels before you begin Balance of Fate.

A bit of history is necessary is in order for me to make my true concern of this third novel understandable. I wrote Sanctum's Breach in the early 1990's and Throne of Vengeance was completed sometime around 1995. I put aside my writing for several years. It wasn't until September 2006 that I returned to the Delver Magic novels to make them available on-line for free. I went through them once during the process of turning them into ebooks, but any interested reader should know that when I started this third novel it had been well over a decade since I wrote the first two books of the series. I trusted on my memory when developing the plot and bringing familiar characters into this new story, thus there is a solid chance I might have made an error or two involving the continuity of the series. If I have made a blatant mistake regarding the story line that makes no sense to the reader, I ask your indulgence. Understand that it has been a long time between writing this third installment and the first two, and please notify me of the mistake. Perhaps I can fix it.

If you have made it this far in the series and you decide to read this one, please let me know what you think of it. I wrote this third book mostly due to the positive feedback I received from the first two. I wish to thank all of those that sent me encouraging notes. It really is very important to know that there are some out there that are enjoying the Delver Magic stories. Again, thank you for your interest in my work.

Other Works by
Jeff Inlo:
Delver Magic Book I: Sanctum's Breach
Delver Magic Book II: Throne of Vengeance
Delver Magic Book IV: Nightmare's Shadow
Delver Magic Book V: Chain of Bargains
Delver Magic Book VI:
Pure Choice
Delver Magic Book VII: Altered Messages
Delver Magic Book VIII: Spirit Past
Delver Magic Book IX: Joint Intentions
Delver Magic Book X: Search and Discover
Delver Magic Book XI:
Emptiness Filled
Delver Magic Book XII:
Essence of the Chase
Delver Magic Book XIII:
Concealed by Deceit
Delver Magic Book XIV:
Conflict of Purpose
Delver Magic Book XV:
Broken Existence
Detached Lives:
Soul View
Soul Chase
When Do I See God?

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