Before True Light: The Awakening 2nd Edition [NOOK Book]

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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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Before True Light: The Awakening 2nd Edition

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044216693
  • Publisher: Sarah Buchynski
  • Publication date: 12/27/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 139,724
  • File size: 230 KB

Meet the Author

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.In her early teens, Sarah began to dabble in poetry due to her fascination with Edgar Allen Poe. At sixteen, she had her first poem, The Gift, professionally published through an anthology. Since then Sarah has had a few more of her works of poetry published but on a much smaller scale. Today she continues to write poetry, but not for publication.When Sarah is not focusing on her writing career, she focuses on her audio engineering career and sometimes fusing the two together. Sarah independently composes scores for book trailers and designs all audio aspects needed and takes on other audio-based projects when she can.
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  • Posted May 17, 2013

    Secluded in an unreachable and mostly-forgotten forest, a thrivi

    Secluded in an unreachable and mostly-forgotten forest, a thriving society goes about its business. Their people are, for the most part, gifted and special. Education includes practicing and developing their special talents. The rest of the world has forgotten that they even exist.

    However, their very presence in the world is essential to its survival. For they hold the key, and the secret, to the workings of black and white magic.

    Izanami and Zane are two of the more promising students. Easily mastering the arts of black heka and white heka, inasmuch as anyone can, they are looked up to by the younger students and admired by their peers.

    These two lives are changed forever as the result of a practice fight between the two of them. They are struck by more force than either thought they were capable of, and plunged into a world between life and death.

    In this realm, Izanami meets her Beast Guardian, a chimera named Amyntas, and learns that she is much more than a mere teenage girl in the Red Mage line. When she awakens at last and tells the elders what has happened, they know without a doubt that she is the prophesied Warrior of Light.

    Not much later than this, the village is attacked by outsiders, and Izanami and Zane are plucked out of the melee by Amyntas and set down near the outskirts of a city. Here they meet General Kyros, who introduces them to his King. They plan together to rescue the youngsters who have been taken by the enemy forces.

    Bad becomes worse, as the rescuers learn who they are up against, and that he holds a mysterious pendant that turns the Mage Warriors powerless.

    Returning, wounded and disheartened, they soon learn that their enemy has loosed an army of his own making, and that it is heading out to destroy the world. Izanami, in her role of Warrior of Light, takes the lead, albeit reluctantly, with General Kyros by her side and Zane as her protector.

    War comes to the city–and the villagers, young and old, take up the fight. Success will go to the most powerful–or will it?



    Wow, what a terrific book. I took my time reading it, because there is so much rich detail and fantastic storyline. In my opinion, this is one book that would make an excellent graphic novel. I could really see every character in my mind’s eye–their loves, their fears, their insecurities, and their bravery. Their interactions with each other made them even more memorable.

    It’s definitely a Part I–readers should keep in mind that, like Tolkien, some stories cannot be contained in one book. This is one series I really need to keep reading–I hope Ms. Buchynski has another one up her sleeve!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2013

    Sarah's writing style is one that is unique in every single way

    Sarah's writing style is one that is unique in every single way you look at it, and the emotions that she relays sentence by sentence seems to leap off the pages and suck you deeper and deeper into the world that she creates. The characters also seem to be ultra realistic and well thought out and very life like. As for her description of the scene, she puts pain staking detail onto every inch of the world that she creates as if the land is a key character in and of itself. 
    And to top off this review, this book reads like a motion picture, I CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT INSTALMENT!!!!
    Really Great Book!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Loved it! For an independent author, the book was amazing. Lov

    Loved it!

    For an independent author, the book was amazing. Loved the storyline and the character development. The imagery was well done. I really enjoyed it. The system for the abilities of the mages was so different but it was a cool concept. Can't wait for the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    Great storyline! For a first book in a series, there was a good

    Great storyline! For a first book in a series, there was a good balance between introducing the world that was created and action. In general it is a unique premise, but this made it refreshing to read something different. I cannot wait for the next one. Highly recommend this book if you like fantasy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2014

    This is a delightful coming of age story in a time when you trul

    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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  • Posted October 18, 2013

    I enjoyed this book

    This was a good read.

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  • Posted April 6, 2013

     I am so impressed with the sophistication in the writing.  Befo

     I am so impressed with the sophistication in the writing.  Before True Light: The Awakening is wildly creative and different from any other fantasy story I have read thus far. The only thing I can compare it to is Digitus 233 by K.D. Emerson and that is a huge compliment!




    There was so much thought and intelligence that went into this novel. It was as if each word was hand picked with special consideration. This is not just a great tale but a true piece of art. I love how the author articulates the story with such ease. It had to be a difficult story to produce but the words flow harmoniously with vigilant precision. This book is clear and easy to follow. From the moment I picked it up I was drawn to the likable characters and the beautiful landscaping. I was hooked from the start and my interest only increased the further I got into the story. 




    Even though this is a YA fantasy story I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good book or is just looking to escape into another world. 












    “A man in a red leather trench coat appeared from the shadows. The men with guns lowered their weapons. He pulled back his reddish-brown hair from his face, letting it rest just at the shoulders, and his eyes were exposed. They were a fierce blue, and his cold gaze intimidated all who was around him. The pupils glinted with the fires burning around all of them. He was young, but his face had tell-tale expression that he was no stranger to battle. If one had the courage to study his countenance for a time, which no one ever dared because of his piercing gaze, one might almost detect an expression of a shattered innocence."

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