Before True Light: The Awakening 2nd Edition

Rated 4.94/5 based on 16 reviews
The fate of the world is uncertain...A secret society, historical protectors of mankind and thought to have been lost for centuries, re-emerges in dire times. When a sinister madman emerges and threatens the balance of harmony, a young girl realizes her quest for purpose.
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About Sarah Buchynski

Sarah Buchynski is a young author that primarily writes Young Adult Fantasy using powerful imagery to captivate her readers. Her latest work, Before True Light: The Awakening has begun to captivate readers across the globe.

Currently, Sarah runs an audio service business, Polarity Audio Works where she completes projects within the indie film, music, and literary audio industries. Keeping to her writing roots, she creates unique audio books for unsolicited authors.

Her most current audio literary work, Japanese Fairy Tales Unrated, is a collection of eight stories told in English that takes a similar form to that of a radio play.

Sarah still writes, in fact, the rest of the Before True Light series has been written but is currently in the editing process.

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John Private reviewed on on Aug. 27, 2015

A very interesting novel.
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IK Robin reviewed on on Dec. 30, 2014

The whole time I was reading the book,i was feeling like I am watching an anime.Very graceful writing.Enjoyed every word of it.The strong side of the writing is it is very natural.The smooth way of writing will take u to a whole new level of imagination.

Keep up this good work Sarah .May God bless you.I hope to read your new book very soon.
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joeyrainbow reviewed on on Dec. 29, 2014
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Cumbersome and poorly written, would benefit from alot of editorial guidance. Major grievances include un-named characters behaving with non expositional affection toward central characters, clunky descriptions that destroy the momentum of the narrative and a grasp on the finer points of the English language.
There was one point where the word 'and' appeared in a single sentence 3 times, at which point I said goodnight. The bio of the author says young, but the writing indicates pre - adolescent.
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burmal reviewed on on Dec. 20, 2014

I am a life long reader with eclectic tastes. I admit that I haven't read fantasy for quite awhile, though I used to years ago (at that time,everything Tolkien). This story is very good. Sarah is a natural storyteller, weaving the threads of the various plotlines into a believeable and beautiful tapestry. One way I judge the creativity and talent of a writer is how much I can get lost into the story - in this case, the real world completely disappeared in the hours I took to read it. There is good mastery of the english language, the characters are presented as people you care about and I am always delighted to come across a strong and capable female lead. A wonderfully detailed story with nothing to detract while reading it. You will be willingly drawn into Sarah's world. And will be better for it.

I hope this author continues on with her work. This is talent that should not and cannot be hidden under a bushel. I hope we don't have to wait long to find out if Izanami fulfills her destiny.
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Sue Owen reviewed on on March 8, 2014

This is a delightful coming of age story in a time when you truly had to know who you were. It has a nice setting and the story moves along pretty quickly. I like the author’s use of description to paint a picture of what this world is like and how there is no doubt who the heroine is but some doubt as to how she’s going to fulfill her destiny.

The writing is good and the story is a classic one but well worth reading. I like the use of magic and how it’s explained as well as the interaction between the characters. The main character is strong and just gets stronger toward the end of the book. You definitely want to root for her in her hour of need and cry when she tries to give up. Well worth reading.
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Yuki22 reviewed on on Jan. 24, 2014

I made an account just to review this book because it deserves recognition.
The story line is very well thought out. I have a feeling that once there are more books out I will have to go back and reread this. There is more to this book than just a story - that's the impression I got. The story itself is very addictive and even though it is fantasy based it is believable that the actions and events could actually happen. The characters seem human and how they speak is very natural. At times the story could be a bit dark. I liked how Izanami had to force herself out of her loner ways once she somewhat accepted her destiny - even though it got her into trouble sometimes.
The writing itself is very smooth and it flows well.
Something to consider: this is the first in a series so readers shouldn't expect every little detail to be revealed.
Even though it's considered YA, I think people of YA and older would enjoy this book and so I recommend it if you like to get lost in another world.
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Mikoto Tanaka reviewed on on Nov. 10, 2013

Awesome!! Where is the next one?? I love books that can really paint a picture in my head and that really works well in fantasy-based books. I also could really relate to the characters..they seemed so life-like.
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Nicky Tyler reviewed on on Oct. 1, 2013

I wonder why a publishing company has not picked up this book yet?? It's so good!!
I highly recommend this to anyone that is looking for a great story with a strong female lead or just looking for a great story in general.
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Stacy Shmit reviewed on on Sep. 25, 2013

I simply loved the book! I can't wait for the next one! The character development was well thought out and were very believable. I really enjoyed how descriptive the author was. It really painted a picture in my mind what the characters looked like and the surroundings. I had to re-read a few parts because I noticed so many interconnections throughout the storyline, which made it that much more enjoyable because it made you think and reflect. The Awakening is much more than just a story. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to get lost into a story!!
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kat reviewed on on June 11, 2013

Awesome and exciting storyline, but frustrating because I can't find additional installments..where are they! I need more!!!
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