Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #168: The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. 

Synopsis from Goodreads

Arthur Prescott is happiest when surrounded by the ancient books and manuscripts of the Barchester Cathedral library. Increasingly, he feels like a fish out of water among the concrete buildings of the University of Barchester, where he works as an English professor. His one respite is his time spent nestled in the library, nurturing his secret obsession with the Holy Grail and researching his perennially unfinished guidebook to the medieval cathedral. 

But when a beautiful young American named Bethany Davis arrives in Barchester charged with the task of digitizing the library's manuscripts, Arthur's tranquility is broken. Appalled by the threat modern technology poses to the library he loves, he sets out to thwart Bethany, only to find in her a kindred spirit with a similar love for knowledge and books and a fellow Grail fanatic. 

Bethany soon joins Arthur in a quest to find the lost Book of Ewolda, the ancient manuscript telling the story of the cathedral 's founder. And when the future of the cathedral itself is threatened, Arthur and Bethany s search takes on grave importance, leading the pair to discover secrets about the cathedral, about the Grail, and about themselves.

The Lost Book of the Grail is due out February 28, 2017 from Viking.

Why am I waiting on this one? I like a good mystery and I enjoy reading Grail stories. This one looks a little different than others I have read in the past. It reminds me a little of the description for a Dan Brown book, but maybe with a little less or slower action. At any rate, looking forward to checking it out.

What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments so we can check it out and maybe add it to our TBR lists. Thanks for coming by and Happy Reading!