The Atrocity Engine
March 4, 2024

The Atrocity Engine

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. . . .


“Waggoner offers a fresh variation on the trope of a covert agency combating evil in his blood-drenched Custodians of the Cosmos series opener.”
Publishers Weekly

“This gripping dark fantasy boasts an indelible cast and an unwavering pace.”
Kirkus Reviews

The Atrocity Engine is a wild ride full of entertaining scenarios and scary monsters!”

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, New York Times bestselling author of Cave 13 and Necrotek

“This is edge-of-your-seat Horror Fantasy. It’s as if Stephen King wrote Men in Black!”
Scott Sigler, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Earthcore

“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, New York Times bestselling author of Tales of the Five: The Librarian

“A brutal, dark, and disturbing novel that will live in your nightmares. It’s so good!”
—Horror Reads

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