Thursday, July 2, 2020

Ink & Sigil From the world of The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne

Al MacBharrais has been cursed.  No one knows by whom and no one can remove it.  The better news is that he has magical abilities and can create sigils with amazing powers.  Unfortunately his curse also means all his apprentices die from accidental deaths.  He does what good he can but he hates his curses...

Del Rey allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on August 25th.

He trades some sigils for information or favors.  But when he goes to check on his latest apprentice, he finds that not only is he dead, he had access to inks and sigils he shouldn't have.  He also has a hobgoblin caged.

Hobgoblins can be dangerous, so Al contracts him to make it safer.  Then he tries to figure out just what his apprentice was doing.  The more he learns, the scarier it gets.  It appears the apprentice was capturing the magic folk and turning them over to someone.  Why?

You'll meet a wide variety of magical folks.  Not just fae but trolls and ogres and more.  The hobgoblin helps him and so does his office manager but it's still very dangerous.  As if the magic folks aren't enough, the CIA is involved, too...

Will Al and his friends be able to shut the illegal trafficking down?  Will everyone survive?  It's hard to tell...

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