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Ink & Sigil

(2020)
(The first book in the Ink & Sigil series)
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'A NEW, ACTION-PACKED, ENCHANTINGLY FUN SERIES'Booklist

From New York Times bestselling author Kevin Hearne comes the start of a hugely entertaining new series set in the world of the Iron Druid Chronicles - about an eccentric master of 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.

Packed to the brim with mystery, magic and mayhem, Ink & Sigil is perfect for fans of Rivers of London and Rotherweird.

Praise for Ink & Sigil:

'You are in for a great treat. Ink and Sigil is great escape reading, and I loved every word' Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse books

'Will transport you right in the Scottish realm of fey and fairies . . . The magic is both familiar and new, believable and extraordinary' Charlie Holmberg, author of The Paper Magician

'Vividly blends Kevin Hearne's unique take on urban fantasy with the grit of Scottish magic' Adam Christopher, author of Empire State

'Ink & Sigil is filled to the brim with the Hearne-anigans we've all grown to love. Fans of ribald humor, literary puns and the odd hobgoblin will be enchanted by this paranormal mystery' Jaye Wells, author of the Prospero's War series

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A delightfully grimy journey through the hidden underworld of Glasgow, Ink & Sigil vividly blends Kevin Hearne’s unique take on urban fantasy with the grit of Scottish magic." - Adam Christopher

"If you like drawing, ink, Edinburgh, magic, or Kevin Hearne, you are in for a treat. Ink & Sigil is escape reading, and I loved every word." - Charlaine Harris

"Kevin Hearne’s Ink & Sigil is a novel that will transport you right into the Scottish realm of fey and fairies and have you thinking the ‘other’ is real. The magic is both familiar and new, believable and extraordinary. I especially liked the curse on the main character. Between the worldbuilding and the clever prose, this one is worth a read." - Charlie N Holmberg

"Kevin Hearne has used ink and paper to craft his own brand of magic. Ink & Sigil is filled to the brim with the Hearne-anigans we've all grown to love. Fans of ribald humor, literary puns, and the odd hobgoblin will be enchanted by this paranormal mystery." - Jaye Wells


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Hardback Editions

August 2020 : Hardback
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Title: Ink & Sigil: From the world of The Iron Druid Chronicles
Author(s): Kevin Hearne
ISBN: 1-984821-25-3 / 978-1-984821-25-6
Publisher: Del Rey
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Paperback Editions

August 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ink & Sigil: From the world of the Iron Druid Chronicles
Author(s): Kevin Hearne
ISBN: 0-356-51523-0 / 978-0-356-51523-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ink & Sigil: From the World of the Iron Druid Chronicles
Author(s): Kevin Hearne
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon   


August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ink & Sigil: From the world of The Iron Druid Chronicles
Author(s): Kevin Hearne
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   


August 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Ink & Sigil: From the World of the Iron Druid Chronicles
Author(s): Kevin Hearne
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ink & Sigil: From the world of The Iron Druid Chronicles
Author(s): Kevin Hearne
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ink & Sigil: From the world of The Iron Druid Chronicles
Author(s): Kevin Hearne
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ink & Sigil: From the world of the Iron Druid Chronicles
Author(s): Kevin Hearne
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU