In the Shadow of the Kogaionon

Dacia fourth century BCE. Daos has it all figured out. The gods have granted him a special fate that only few young men achieve. His sacrifice will bring honour to his family and fulfil the prayers of his people. Destiny has something else in store for him, though. As he struggles to make sense of the frightening changes taking over him, all that he has once believed in tumbles upside down, and no one is safe anymore. A whirlwind of fateful events makes him question everything about himself, including his sanity. In the wake of the storm that shakes his life off track, a chilling realisation dawns on him. Was he born a monster?

Meet Sabina Lungeanu

Sabina Lungeanu writes dark fiction and the occasional poem thrown in for good measure. Her work has been shortlisted for the Daniil Pashkoff Prize 2018 and has appeared in various anthologies. Her debut novel, Hiraeth, a gothic thriller set in Victorian Scotland, was published in 2020. She owes much of her writing to her patron goddess, Lady Caffeine. At night, she defies the light-polluted urban skies and goes planet hunting with her telescope. Her second novel, In the Shadow of the Kogaionon, explores the myths of ancient Dacia. Find out more at: Instagram @sabina.scribbles.