The Awakening (Before True Light) by Sarah Buchynski

Beforetruelight_1Izanami, the orphan, has concerns about life in the society to which she belongs.  A madman sets out to destroy everything.  Is she the one chosen to lead the battle?  The Awakening (Before True Light) is a well-written fantasy of another world and a lost time.  Ms. Buchynski has created memorable characters and settings that create indelible images for the reader.  Although this is not my usual type of reading material and reminded me somewhat of a video game setting I found the storyline good, the plot well-developed and the characters interesting.  I believe we’ll see more from this up and coming author!

Read my interview with Author Sarah Buchynski here.

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sarah_1Sarah Buchynski is a young author that showed a passion for writing even as a child. In her grade school years, she placed second in an essay writing contest for the Royal Canadian Legion and has two poems published in a student anthology with Creative Communications and several works in school-based anthologies. Now she has expanded her writing ambitions with her first fantasy series, Before True Light.

As a writer, one of Sarah’s main techniques is to paint a vivid picture into the reader’s mind through carefully constructed imagery. In addition to the embedded metaphors which older audiences can enjoy along with the story.

Sarah’s other technique is research. Almost every name of places and characters have been carefully researched so that it is relevant to the storyline. Sarah believes that everything in a story should have a purpose to an extend,so that makes research even more important even for works of fiction.


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