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?
About the Author
Mariana Palova (Jalisco, Mexico) is a Mexican writer, designer, and artist. Her artwork has been presented in more than seventy exhibitions around the world. Originally published in Spanish, La Nación de las Bestias: El Señor del Sabbath enchanted Latin American readers, and now, The Lord of the Sabbath, the first book of the Nation of the Beasts series, makes its English-language debut.
"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