This was a great novella The alternate universe concept was intriguing it is nice to see Amy gainunderstanding of how her Loki really did care for her and figure out what she will do with her life in the aftermath of everything that s happened This book felt like a This was a nice, short read If you enjoy the other books, you ll enjoy this one I don t recommend starting with it, though But you should never start with a book from the middle of a series in the first place. Just as wonderfully written as the rest of the series We get to learn a bitthat paints the bigger picture much brighter. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book actually made me feel a lot better about Loki Amy s Loki that is.There was a great look at the total ends of the spectrum way things could have gone with Loki Slight changes in fate that changed every Parallel universe sort of story, like the author took a detour to explore alternative storylines for the main characters Fun. I Fitted this in and I m glad I did After the end of book 3 I wasn t sure that I was going to like it going forward but I was happily surprised This had some very interesting twists In the Balance uses the novella format to cleverly bridge between the two halves of the I Bring the Fire series Finishing book 3, Chaos , left me broken and I wasn t keen on reading book 4, Fates , because in my mind it wouldn t be the same In the Balance gives readers a chance to come to terms with and distan I have a love hate relationship with this one I loved the story, I hated that it was to short I loved Loki and how he saved her, and then I hated Loki and how he treated her Loved how she finally sees that he gave her everythin Amy Lewis Is Sure She Ll Never See Loki Again, But When Chaos Is Involved Nothing Is Certain.Called Into ADUO S Offices To Identify A Magical Artifact, Amy Is Taken On A Journey Beyond The Universe Itself She Comes Face To Face With The Good And The Bad Of The Forces Of Order And Chaos, And Has To Chose For Herself Which Of Many Imperfect Paths To Take.The Fate Of The Nine Realms Is In The Balance This Time, It S In Amy S Hands.An I Bring The Fire Novella That Takes Place After Chaos. A fill in the gaps novellaI read In the Balance out of sequence and I am happy for that This story is a spoiler about Amy s motivation for the rest of the series After completion of a series I enjoy reading extra scenes that were deleted or that didn t quite fit into the main series.