Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
Ink & Sigil
From the World of The Iron Druid Chronicles
Del Rey Books, August 2020
Fantasy, Mystery, Humor
From the publisher—
New York Times bestselling author Kevin Hearne returns to the world of his beloved Iron Druid Chronicles in a spin-off series about an eccentric master of rare magic solving an uncanny mystery in Scotland.
Al MacBharrais is both blessed and cursed. He is blessed with an extraordinary white moustache, an appreciation for craft cocktails—and a most unique magical talent. He can cast spells with magically enchanted ink and he uses his gifts to protect our world from rogue minions of various pantheons, especially the Fae.
But he is also cursed. Anyone who hears his voice will begin to feel an inexplicable hatred for Al, so he can only communicate through the written word or speech apps. And his apprentices keep dying in peculiar freak accidents. As his personal life crumbles around him, he devotes his life to his work, all the while trying to crack the secret of his curse.
But when his latest apprentice, Gordie, turns up dead in his Glasgow flat, Al discovers evidence that Gordie was living a secret life of crime. Now Al is forced to play detective—while avoiding actual detectives who are wondering why death seems to always follow Al. Investigating his apprentice’s death will take him through Scotland’s magical underworld, and he’ll need the help of a mischievous hobgoblin if he’s to survive.
Why am I waiting so eagerly? Oh my, my favorite humorous fantasy author is returning to the world of my favorite series in that subgenre AND he’s added a mystery storyline. How could I possibly not want this? I’d kill for an early galley but I’ll be buying the audiobook as soon as it’s available because, to make a fabulous book even better, my favorite Iron Druid narrator, the one and only Luke Daniels, is doing this one. Be still, my heart! 💖💖💖
(If only we could have Oberon back again!)