Preorder signed copies of The Dark Net by Ben Percy!

Pre-order a signed copy of Ben's upcoming release, The Dark Net, now!

This book releases August 1, 2017. When ordering, put a note in the comment field if you would like the book personalized and if so, to whom. Orders will be available in-store for pickup (or shipped) on the August 1 release date.

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Hell on earth is only one click of a mouse away in acclaimed writer Benjamin Percy's terrifying new horror novel

The Dark Net is real. An anonymous and often criminal arena that exists in the secret, far reaches of the Web, some use it to manage Bitcoins, pirate movies and music, or traffic in drugs and stolen goods. And now, an ancient darkness is gathering there as well. These demons are threatening to spread virally into the real world unless they can be stopped by members of a ragtag crew:

  • Twelve-year-old Hannah, who has been fitted with the Mirage, a high-tech visual prosthetic to combat her blindness, wonders why she sees shadows surrounding some people. 
  • A technophobic journalist named Lela has stumbled upon a story nobody wants her to uncover. 
  • Mike Juniper--a one-time child evangelist who suffers from personal and literal demons--has an arsenal of weapons stored in the basement of the homeless shelter he runs. 
  • And Derek, a hacker with a cause, believes himself a soldier of the Internet, part of a cyber army akin to Anonymous. 

They have no idea what the Dark Net really contains.

"Written in vivid, often lyrical prose, but with exhilarating comic-book energy, THE DARK NET is a megawatt defibrillator to the reader's heart. Quirky but very human characters confront an explosive emergence of the supernatural into our world, in this imaginative, spooky, swiftly paced tale threaded through with dark humor." -- Dean Koontz 

"THE DARK NET kicked my ass with its deft mash-up of both blackhat hacker culture and black magic. Percy reveals an upgraded, rebooted battle between good versus evil -- a fast, fantastic, throat-punch of a read." -- Chuck Wendig, NYT bestselling author of Blackbirds and Zer0es 

"Benjamin Percy's THE DARK NET channels the spirit of your favorite sprawling and epic, 1980's horror/thriller novels into a tightly paced, nasty, unrelenting 21st century nightmare. An addictive and frightening read." -- Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil's Rock 

"Beautifully written, as extravagant as the night sky but way more cool, The Dark Net demonstrates Benjamin Percy's soft-footed yet industrial-strength imagination, storytelling mastery, deep curious infatuated humanity, and his total willingness to throw himself off one narrative cliff after another. This is horror literature's bebop, bold, smart, confident in its capacity to redefine its genre from the ground up. Read this book, but take a firm grip on your hat before you start."--Peter Straub


Benjamin Percy is the author of four novels, the most recent among them The Dark Net (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017). He is also the author of The Dead Lands (Grand Central/Hachette, 2015), Red Moon (Grand Central/Hachette, 2013) and The Wilding (Graywolf Press, 2010), as well as two books of short stories, Refresh, Refresh (Graywolf Press, 2007) and The Language of Elk (Grand Central/Hachette, 2012; Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2006).

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780544750333
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - August 1st, 2017