The Mona Lisa Sacrifice

The Mona Lisa Sacrifice

Peter Darbyshire
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October 22, 2024
300 PAGES | ISBN 978-1-998408-05-4

Book 1 of the Book of Cross.

“Even angels have to make a living these days.”

With this dry observance Peter Darbyshire introduces us to Cross, a man who has lived thousands of years, though he’d prefer not to have, and who is now hunting angels in a Barcelona filled with tourists, phone cameras and deep mystery.

The Mona Lisa Sacrifice is a layered supernatural thriller, filled with history, magic and beloved characters. When an angel promises to deliver Judas, a forgotten god of a forgotten people, to Cross for revenge if he can find the real Mona Lisa, a cascading set of mysteries involving a sisterhood of gorgons, Alice from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Morgana le Fay and renegade angels is set in motion. Everything hangs in the balance. Even the fate of the world.

Reviews for First Edition

“A deliriously unhinged roller coaster of a novel, blending fantasy, history, horror and humour with the aplomb of an overfull blender, but all of it smarter than it, truly, has any right – or need – to be.” – National Post

"Sweeps you up with its gallows humour, whether you’re revelling in the pleasures of two-fisted, angel-punching action or the cleverly rendered language." – Quill & Quire

About the Author

Peter Darbyshire is the author of six books and more stories than he can remember. He lives near Vancouver, British Columbia, where he spends his time writing, raising children and playing D&D with other writers. It’s a good life.

Other Titles by this Author

The Apocalypse Ark (The Cross Series #3) (2024)

The Dead Hamlets (The Cross Series #2) (2024)

Has the World Ended Yet?: Stories (2017)

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