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The Atrocity Engine

(2024)
(The first book in the Custodians of the Cosmos series)
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Men in Black meets Hellraiser in this rollicking mash-up of urban fantasy and cosmic horror from four-time Bram Stoker Award-Winning author Tim Waggoner.

Creatures from dark dimensions infesting your home? Demonic beings trying to drive you insane? Alien gods attempting to destroy your universe?

Just call Maintenance.

This underpaid and overworked secret organization is dedicated to battling forces that seek to speed up Entropy and hasten the Omniverse's inevitable death.

Neal Hudson is a twenty-year veteran of Maintenance. A surveyor who drives through the streets of Ash Creek, Ohio constantly scanning for the deadly energy known as Corruption. Since the death of his previous partner, Neal prefers to work alone, and he's not happy when he's assigned to mentor a rookie.

But they better learn to get along fast.

The Multitude, a group of godlike beings who seek to increase Entropy at every opportunity, are creating an Atrocity Engine. This foul magical device can destroy the Earth, and they don't care how many innocent lives it takes to build it.
(Spoiler alert: It's a lot!)

Just another day on the job...


Genre: Urban Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Fast-paced, cleverly thought-through, and deeply unnerving in all the right places - urban horror fantasy with a decidedly creepy difference. Don't read it in the dark!" - Diane Duane

"THE ATROCITY ENGINE is a kick-ass cross-genre thrill ride of a novel! Holy moly! Tim Waggoner is easily one of today's best horror writers." - Jonathan Maberry

"This is edge-of-your-seat Horror Fantasy. It's as if Stephen King wrote MEN IN BLACK!" - Scott Sigler


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