The Lord of the Sabbath: Nation of the Beasts Book One

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"Brims with action and mystery, delivering a rock-solid foundation for a series . . . A grand introduction to a magical world and indelible characters." - Kirkus Reviews

"Nation of the Beasts is a bewitching fantasy novel—both bold and exciting." - Foreword Reviews 


The abyss watches him. Nightmares hunt him. And now, a battle begins.

Terrifying creatures, unseen to all around him, have tormented Elisse since he was a little boy. These “night terrors” and the cruel life as a young Westerner in a refugee camp have left him isolated and alone. The only clue to his past is an old, tattered envelope with a picture of his father who mysteriously abandoned him at a monastery as a baby.

When Elisse flees India and journeys to New Orleans in search of his father and the truth of his troubled existence, he finds not only the answers to his extraordinary life, an ancestral secret with a grave responsibility, but also the one thing he most desires. A family—but of beasts.

Now, Elisse’s awakening gifts attract dark forces rooted in Louisiana magic, and he must do the unthinkable to protect everyone he loves. Will Elisse accept the burdens of his gifts and conquer darkness? Or will that same darkness consume him and destroy the love he so desperately longed for?

Mariana Palova’s debut novel, Nation of the Beasts: The Lord of the Sabbath, is an unforgettable journey of magic, heartache, and the unbreakable bonds that span this world and the other.

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 378
Language: English
Category: YA Dark Fantasy, YA Supernatural Horror
ISBN: 978-0-9992809-8-0