Guards of the Shadowlands

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,498 ratings

Sanctum Publisher's Summary

A week ago, 17-year-old Lela Santos’ best friend, Nadia, killed herself. Today, thanks to a farewell ritual gone awry, Lela is standing in paradise, looking upon a vast gated city in the distance - hell. No one willingly walks through the Suicide Gates, into a place smothered in darkness and infested with depraved creatures. But Lela isn’t just anyone - she’s determined to save her best friend’s soul, even if it means sacrificing her eternal afterlife.

As Lela struggles to find Nadia, she’s captured by the Guards, enormous, not-quite-human creatures that patrol the dark city’s endless streets. Their all-too-human leader, Malachi, is unlike them in every way except one: his deadly efficiency. When he meets Lela, Malachi forms his own plan: Get her out of the city, even if it means she must leave Nadia behind. Malachi knows something Lela doesn’t - the dark city isn’t the worst place Lela could end up, and he will stop at nothing to keep her from that fate.

©2012 Sarah Fine (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Sanctum

    • Guards of the Shadowlands, Book 1
    • By: Sarah Fine
    • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 733
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 667
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 669

    A week ago, 17-year-old Lela Santos’ best friend, Nadia, killed herself. Today, thanks to a farewell ritual gone awry, Lela is standing in paradise, looking upon a vast gated city in the distance - hell. No one willingly walks through the Suicide Gates, into a place smothered in darkness and infested with depraved creatures. But Lela isn’t just anyone - she’s determined to save her best friend’s soul, even if it means sacrificing her eternal afterlife. As Lela struggles to find Nadia, she’s captured by the Guards, enormous, not-quite-human creatures that patrol the dark city’s endless streets.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • unusual YA take on the afterlife/angels

    • By withherownwings on 07-15-14
    • Guards of the Shadowlands, Book 1
    • By: Sarah Fine
    • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Release date: 10-16-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 733 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 2

    • Fractured

    • Guards of the Shadowlands, Book 2
    • By: Sarah Fine
    • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360

    In the week since Lela returned to Rhode Island, local news has been dominated by chilling sightings of human-like creatures running on all fours. Lela knows there’s only one explanation: The Mazikin have arrived in the land of the living. Needing to maintain the appearance of a normal life, Lela returns to Warwick High along with Malachi. At night they hunt for the Mazikin nest along with two new Guards. Jim, one rogue recruit, repeatedly challenges Lela’s authority. Lela struggles to keep all her Guards on the right side of the law, but their mistakes come at a terrible cost.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • better than the 1st book! Unusual YA

    • By withherownwings on 07-15-14
    • Guards of the Shadowlands, Book 2
    • By: Sarah Fine
    • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 10-29-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 395 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 3

    • Chaos

    • Guards of the Shadowlands, Book 3
    • By: Sarah Fine
    • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338

    With Juri in control and everything in absolute chaos, Lela plunges into the depths of hell to free Malachi from creatures that have waited decades to exact their revenge. But the Judge has her own way of doing things, and Lela must work with Ana, the new Captain, who has a very personal mission of her own. Together, they infiltrate the most horrifying realm either has yet encountered in the Shadowlands - the bitter landscape ruled by the Mazikin.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Best in the Series

    • By Joki on 11-04-14
    • Guards of the Shadowlands, Book 3
    • By: Sarah Fine
    • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 10-07-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 370 ratings

    Regular price: $10.49