In the darkest corners of Washington D.C. lies the Periphery—the entrance into the infinite dimensions that touch our own.
Everard stays far away from the Periphery—after all, nobody who enters comes back untouched. Some return with strange abilities. Others deformed. Most don’t come back at all.
But then Everard is almost killed by a woman whose skin is covered in a swarm of holes. Someone in the Periphery has put a bounty on his head. As it turns out, Everard isn’t just human—he’s a Rebellist. He can alter reality with a single word, an ability that makes him the most dangerous supernatural in the Periphery.
Soon, Everard is thrown into an underground world of magic and danger, where legendary monsters are real, historical cults tout protection, and lethal nightmares lurk around every corner. With an undead strongman trying to recruit him, a magic-wielding lynch mob out for his head, and an ancient soul-eating evil only he can stop, Everard’s only shot at survival lies in embracing his true nature—even if the price he risks paying is a fate worse than death.
For fans of the urban fantasy thrills of The Dresden Files and Sandman Slim, crossed with the weird world building of Clive Barker and Jeff VanderMeer. BOOM is “non-stop action” with Lovecraftian horrors, unwilling heroes, and a villain who Apex Magazine Managing Editor Lesley Conner called “the stuff of my freaking nightmares.”