The Vara Volumes

EATEOM Publlishing was founded for the publication of Eden at the Edge of Midnight, the first book in the Vara Volumes series. Eden was written so it could be read as a standalone novel but it was always planned as the first of a series.

Book two, Back to the Vara followed Eden in 2018 and John Kerry is currently working on the third book in the series.

The books take elements from the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism, a religion that predates Christianity. Before the story of Noah and his Ark there was Yima with the Vara, a secret enclosure carved from the earth to house the fittest of men, women and animals before sealing them away from the rest of the world. The true Garden of Eden.

The book series takes place in Perseopia, a hidden realm just outside our own, a former paradise that became polluted by great evil and darkness.

Eden at the Edge of Midnight

There exists a secret realm outside our own, the original Garden of Eden, sealed from the rest of the world and populated with the fittest of men and women. A paradise that became ravaged by smog that choked out the skies.

Now the realm exists in darkness and its people need a champion, a chosen one to save them from the poison that cloaks the land and threatens to smother its inhabitants.

That’s what they needed. They got sixteen-year-old Sammy Ellis instead. Her only responsibility was to help the “chosen one” open a gateway into the realm. But, not only has she entered the land in their place, she’s also locked them out in the process.

Sammy finds herself lost in a twilight land of giant mushrooms and pursued by dark forces. Can she find a way home so the true chosen one can return or has the realm been doomed by her actions?

Back to the Vara

Two years have passed since Sammy returned from Perseopia.

She was gone less than a week, yet she came back changed.

Something inside her has awoken. She can sense people’s intentions, is able to affect objects with her mind. And there’s no one she can talk to about it.

Her mother won’t acknowledge her fantasy stories and Esther, the old woman that gave her the magical portal bracelet never returned for it.

Sammy needs answers and her only hope for them lies back in Perseopia.

Journey back to the vara with Sammy Ellis as she’s once again thrust into the Fungi Forest to fend for herself. Discover the events that led up to her first visit and observe the fallout she created in her wake.


Both books are available in our shop.

Eden at the Edge of Midnight comes in at the bargain price of FREE.