This article examines the duology of Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, consisting of the novels Nothing Sacred and
Last Refuge. The paper aims to present the function of the literary Shambhala in the context of the space-time
model of the world presented by the books under study. Based on Mircea Eliade’s comparative religion theory,
the author puts forward and attempts to prove the hypothesis of a far-reaching similarity between the function of
Scarborough’s Shambhala in the narrative universe and the meaning of a sacred place in the archaic, religious
model of reality.