Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Can't Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday #320: Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event that had been hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlighted upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. I'm now linking up with "Can't-Wait Wednesday" hosted over at Wishful Endings.

From Goodreads:

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 mustache, 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.

Ink & Sigiby Kevin Hearne is expected out August 25th, 2020 from Del Rey.

Why am I waiting on this one? I've been wanting to read something by this author. He comes highly recommended to me. I like urban fantasy and this sounds like it will be some version of it. And I like the idea of being able to do magic with enchanted ink. Plus, it's the first book in a new series - seems like a good place to start.

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


  1. I like magic mixed with mystery so this sounds really good. I hope the recommendations prove right!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    1. Thanks Tressa! Hope you enjoy your pick as well. I like the idea of the guy posing as a highway man.