A Breath Before Sunrise is an expansion of the short story The Observer, which is from my first book Extinction Chronicles. This novella tells the tale of the events prior to The Observer and revolves around the characters Bear, Bird, and Fox.
Bear is a Collector tasked with bringing back Observers from the surface of a war-ravaged world. A mysterious enemy destroyed the planet and humanity had no choice but to burrow into the safety provided by the vast underground of the Earth. After spending a year on the surface and discovering a life humanity lived before the war, Bear begins to think for himself and develops and understanding of free will. Feeling a disgust for the patriarchal world of the underground Bear becomes defiant and decides to remain on the surface. The Elders send up two close friends of Bear to bring him back. Caught up in in a battle between light and darkness, the trio learns that our adult life mirrors our memories.
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A breath before sunrise is a novella written about a story set in the future. People live underground in a world where they can stay away from a strange, deadly cell structure that takes various forms. While the protagonist, Bear, is sent to the surface in order to see if he could find something to defeat the cell however what he finds is what shapes this story and makes you want to read till the end. I particularly enjoyed the part where he goes back to how everything used to be before the annihilation. The feeling of hope and despair is evident through the story, and although it is short, I felt the author managed to keep enough substance for every scene. The fact that Bear decides to stay in an environment where his life would be more in danger instead of living underground displayed a strength that I admired. I found the book to be fast paced. The storyline was filled with curiosity, and I enjoyed the literature style of expression and scenery telling. Some characters would have benefited from a stronger backstory, but all together, I believe the author has potential, and I look forward to reading more books from him.