Ink Sigil PDF/EPUB Ú Hardcover

Ink Sigil PDF/EPUB Ú Hardcover

  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Ink Sigil
  • Kevin Hearne
  • English
  • 10 June 2014
  • 9781984821256

10 thoughts on “Ink Sigil

  1. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    It’s an entertaining magical action packed return to the Iron Druid Chronicles universe with brand new Sigil Agent in his sixties with magnificent white moustache amazing taste of alcoholic beverages and fantastic skill gives him enough power to fight against Faes But unfortunately this blessed man is also cursed with his voice as soon as he starts to talk anyone hears him starts hating his guts and it ends with dangerous and deadly conseuences So he chooses to be better safe than sorry and use speech apps to fool the people around and his crafted skill about casting spells with magically enchanted ink gives him enough power he needs But now his seventh apprentice Gordie is killed and he needs to find out the perpetrator which means he needs to take a long trip in Scotland to dig out and convince a truly batshit crazy hobglobin to be his partner in crime to solve the mystery so let the magical ink games beginIt’s uniue moving and enjoyable reading with so many eccentric characters and I always admire Kevin Hearne’s imagination to open us new and dazzling universes’ doors and enjoy our adventurous ride with himI had some hard time to decipher the dialogues between Scottish men so it slowed down my pace just a little bit to search for true meanings of their words but overall it was remarkably interesting and intriguing brand new series and I’m in to read Special thanks to NetGalley and Del Rey Books for sharing this intriguing ARC with me I forgot to add how spectacular this cover is in exchange my honest reviewbloginstagramfacebooktwitter

  2. Mogsy (MMOGC) Mogsy (MMOGC) says:

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum over Atticus O’Sullivan because Kevin Hearne fans are in for a treat with his new series spinning off of The Iron Druid Chronicles starring Aloysius “Al” MacBharrais Scottish sigil agent extraordinaire In his sixties and blessed with a fancy mustache he’s part of an organization responsible for regulating and enforcing the rules of travel for supernatural creatures to and from our mortal plane As one of only a handful of people on this world with the ability to create sigils from special ink a big part of his job also involves work with magically binding contracts in addition to crafting all manner of spellsBut following the fatal accident of his seventh apprentice Gordie our protagonist begins to wonder if there might be another reason for why all his students seem to meet untimely deaths So he starts digging And as it turns out Gordie had been living a secret double life hiding his criminal involvement in an underground supernatural trafficking ring It seems that fae of all types are being kidnapped and sold to buyers for a mysterious purpose and Al is determined to find out why With the help of a mischievous hobgoblin who calls himself Buck Foi Al sets off on a mission to blow the whole fiendish scheme wide open all the while trying to stay under the radar of the real world police who are starting to wonder why trouble seems to follow him wherever he goesTo kick off the analysis part of my review I think it’s only appropriate to first talk about Al and what a uniue entertaining and complex protagonist he is A sixty something widower he is a true rarity when it comes to urban fantasy leads but I absolutely adored the refreshing perspective he brought to the genre I also liked how Hearne mostly avoided falling back on clichés about older people putting artful creative spins on his main character like the fact he is cursed with a voice that makes others’ hatred for him grow the they hear him talk So to get by he relies heavily on his spells writing and speech appsAnd goodness this book was funny so funny If you enjoyed the sassy light heartedness of the Iron Druid series I think it’s safe to say you’ll feel right at home In fact I often found the humor to be even appealing in Ink Sigil possibly due to Al’s genuine and down to earth personality and the jokes are maybe just slightly less juvenile His interactions with his staff are filled with wit and whimsy and than once I found myself chuckling at the clever banter It’ll be tough to top the dynamic duo that is Atticus and Oberon but dare I say it Al and Buck might give them a run for their moneyThe world building was also intriguing and made me want to learn While Ink Sigil shares its world with Iron Druid it nevertheless reads like a standalone and feels completely separate—the way a spin off should I might add barring a few cool cameos There’s a whole new magic system to discover and in true Kevin Hearne style it feels both inventive and well thought out Sigil based magic is than it appears starting from the very specialized ink that sigil agents must make from rare specific ingredients Once crafted a sigil can then be used to manipulate the world around them and some of their effects can be pretty wildLike a lot of mysteries in UF though I found this one to be slightly lacking and unfocused in the plot department There are uite a few distractions and side ventures but this being the opening volume of a new series a part of me understood the need to introduce as many aspects of the world and its characters all at once There’s also the issue of the heavy Scottish dialect and while I appreciated Hearne’s efforts at authenticity and to make his readers feel as immersed as possible bottom line some of it’s just a damn pain to get used to and slowed things down as a resultStill as many of my favorite UF series also took a few books to find their feet I’m definitely willing to give this one time to smooth out any bumps and dents All told while Ink Sigil is only the first book I’m already liking where things are going I believe fans of Kevin Hearne will be well pleased with this humorous and fresh novel and if you’ve ever been curious about the author’s work this would be the perfect opportunity to jump on board

  3. Dave Dave says:

    Ink Sigil features a very appealing cover Ink Sigil features a master wizard who makes sigils paper spells but is cursed so that he can't speak without being hated It is told in heavy Scottish dialect and even comes with a short glossary of word usage However I'm not a big fan of urban fantasy a sub genre of fantasy where the modern world through some twist of fate is peopled by elves wizards fairies gnomes and all sorts of imaginary beings Maybe this would hold appeal to fans of the genre It's just not right for me

  4. Tommeh Bell Tommeh Bell says:

    This is what happens when you give a frat boy a laptop and tell him to write a story Brawling leprechauns swearing hobgoblins and a mute ink wizard oh my It took my a while to get into this story because while the action kinda started right at the beginning I just didn't care about any of it This had a great cast of characters and I am partial to Nadia The name Buck Foi was just annoying as hell and wholly immature and not as funny as I think the author wants it to be This was a fun read but frankly the 'mystery was sorely lacking Al didn't actually detect nor uncover anything He didn't make any grand discoveries All of his hints and clues were supplied by other people Saxon should get the big bonus for giving Al every single clue that he cobbled together with a hat tip to Eli as well And the reason for all this run around was pretty thin too but I guess everyone has to start somewhere There just wasn't enough in between the pages The story limps along and relies on the by play between Al and Buck a little too much I will say that I enjoyed the book and I will be looking into any others of the series but the actual plot bogs them down

  5. ☕️Kimberly ☕️Kimberly says:

    Hearne has this magical ability to weave stories and characters you want of Our protagonist Al is in his sixties and cursed He can create magic using paper ink Spells to hide spells to see heal and As for the curse? Anyone who hears his voice feels an inexplicable hatred for Al Because of this he communicates through the written word or speech apps particularly if he plans to encounter that person again He also has difficulty keeping an apprenticeWhen Gordie his latest apprentice turns up dead Al discovers evidence that Gordie was living a secret life of crime What he finds in Gordie’s home alarms him and dons a detective hat to find answers That is after he gets his new flat mate situated 🤣The world building is complex and rich but Hearne allows the reader to enjoy the discovery as the story unfolds There is magic and keepers of sorts Al with his uniue mustache is a Sigil Agent He runs a shop and has a manager named Nadia She also acts as the muscle and I absolutely adored her from her mannerism to snark There are other agents around the globe who we met briefly I found them all to be memorable and can imagine tales with themOne of my favorite characters was a hobgoblin named Buck Foi He enjoys a stolen beer and has recently discovered Netflix He made me laugh so hard I had tears streaming down my faceThe mystery was interesting and introduced us to trolls pit fighting and magic It worked as the perfect backdrop as we met characters and learned of their world Hearne even treated fans to a brief but memorable encounter with a druid and his dogI am curious about Al’s curse uestions were raised that have me looking forward to stories in the series Hearne has been contracted for three books in this series but hopes to have nineyes yes yes So be sure to snag a copy I got my pre order this morning and am waiting for my hardcover editionI am soooo glad I listened The language is a wee bit tricky and I slowed my listen down to 12x I would have butchered the pronunciation of these names Luke Daniel’s narration was superb I have long been a fan of Daniel’s narration particularly when it comes to urban fantasy and science fiction His range of voices and gusto added a whole extra layer to Hearne’s stories In fact I have listened to all of Hearne’s books on audio This review was originally posted at Caffeinated Reviewer

  6. Judy Lesley Judy Lesley says:

    There are two curses on Aloysius MacBharrais placed by someone who is very good at what they do Curse one involves Al having to be very careful with who he talks to and how Curse two seemed to only manifest itself in one character who wasn't even a character; this character was only a name and had no presence in the book So here goes Al trying to keep his part of the world's geography clearly marked with who and what can travel here from other planes Somebody is working some kind of trafficking in altered Fae So who what and why? That's all Al has to figure out And fixI began reading the Iron Druid Chronicles written by this author and loved them untilI didn't I think this movement to a character completely grounded in the modern world has the chance to become interesting because of the scope available for future stories However having Al saddled with that curse made story progression slow down and almost halt at times He also has to retire to a special place to draw the sigils he will ? need in whatever encounter he's going toward Then using each sigil has it's own difficulties It just felt rather awkward and slow for the special effects to be utilized If you've been missing Atticus O'Sullivan and Oberon they both make an appearance in this book but not as actors in this drama as a temptation Seemed like an author pushing their own series within a different seriesThank you to NetGalley and Random House Ballantine Del Ray for an e galley of this novel

  7. Jane Jane says:

    4 starsYou can read all of my reviews at NerdGirlLovesBooksThis is a creative funny action packed fantasy about an elderly sigil agent that can craft magical spells using special inks and symbolsI'm ashamed to admit that I haven't yet read any of the The Iron Druid Chronicles I have them all and intend to do so I just haven't had the time That said if you have not read them either you can still read and enjoy this book I'm sure that I perhaps didn't fully appreciate certain references because I had not read them but I didn't feel lost while reading this bookAl MacBharrais is blessed with a fantastic white moustache He also has a curse on his head that anyone that his hears voice long enough will developed a deep seated hatred for him He must therefore communicate in writing or by using a phone app Al is a sigil agent one of only five in the world Al has tried to train a new sigil agent to take his position for when he can no longer perform his duties but his apprentices have a habit of dying in freak accidents His latest apprentice Gordie recently died leaving Al in a predicamentAl discovers that Gordie had been participating in a secret life of crime and it's up to Al to get to the bottom of it while avoiding detectives that wonder why Al's apprentices keep dying He is aided in his investigation by his office manager enforcer and a wisecracking mischief making hobgoblin named Buck Foi The book is set in Glasgow and the characters speak in wonderful Scottish accents that make it fun to imagine what they would sound like while you read Sadly my Scottish accent is atrocious As always the author does a wonderful job of worldbuilding and the characters jump off the page I could picture each one in my mind's eye and imagine their expressions as they interact with each other I'm not a huge fan of urban fantasies but because of the superb writing I didn't mind it here The story was entertaining and there was just enough of other worldliness that balanced out the urban setting Having only read the author's The Seven Kennings book series it was fun to read something a bit lighter from him I just hope that this new series doesn't prevent him from writing Seven Kennings books because I have GOT to know what happens next Kevin Hearne is uickly becoming one of my favorite authors I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend you read it I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley and Del Rey in exchange for an honest review

  8. Elentarri Elentarri says:

    After Hearne lost in interest in the Iron Druid series and botched up the last book I swore I wouldn't touch another one of his book only this one sounded so interesting But it turned out to be bland with juvenile potty humour a muddled plot and an old man Sigil Agent who can magic away any injuries how bloody convenient and a rather ineffective detective but then again it was a rather ineffective mystery to be solved The side characters were the most interesting part of the book I would rather have read about them than a mute wizard glued to his phone app Most of the characters also need their mouths washed out with soap In short a decent concept with juvenile execution

  9. Benjamin Thomas Benjamin Thomas says:

    Aloysius “Al” MacBharrais is a Sigil Agent Only five such people in the world exist and it is their ability to create sigils from special ink that make them special These sigils work like magic spells and can be used for both offensive and defensive and even for mundane purposes But when Al’s apprentice dies by choking to death on a scone Al is convinced it isn’t really an accident Perhaps that is because his previous six apprentices have also all died in various accidents His investigation into the death leads him to another crime this time a large scale fey trafficking ring being run by what appears to be some sort of governmental organization He manages to free a mischievous hobgoblin who was next to be sold off and who then acts as a sidekick throughout the rest of the storyThis first in a series novel takes place in the same universe as the author’s Iron Druid Chronicles although it’s important to note that it is not necessary to have read those books in order to enjoy this one The character of Al MacBharrais is well developed in this first book along with his sigil craft and several of his closest friends and allies Some of this is told through brief flashback seuences but the author does this in creative ways to avoid dreaded info dumps At one point he even remembers back to when he met Atticus O'Sullivan the Iron Druid himself as well as his loyal dog companion OberonThis book does have a fair bit of dialog that reflects uniue Scottish terminology and accents specifically Glaswegian or “Weegie When I read that in the author’s note at the beginning of the book along with a pronunciation guide I was plenty worried That sort of thing often yanks me out of any kind of immersive storytelling experience But here it didn’t bother me at all In fact I think it helped me see and hear these people betterThere is uite a bit of humor in the novel perhaps even than can be found in the Iron Druid stories Some of it is a little juvenile especially from the hobgoblin but then that seems totally in character for a hob anyway Most of it is actually uite clever and originalRecommended Keven Hearne fans will not be disappointed Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a free ARC in return for an honest review

  10. Dianne Dianne says:

    Is there anything better than a book that not only transports you to another reality but does so while with a fresh and uniue flair?Al MacBharrais is not your typical magical user He isn’t young and dashing he’s been cursed but his ability to create magic out of ink and paper Kevin Hearnes’ INK SIGIL is part mystery and mayhem and one hundred percent entertaining as Al attempts to discover why his apprentices are dying and what evil is lurking in the shadows Let go of reality as you know it embrace a world filled with magic hobgoblins and a uirky group of allies as Al becomes his own brand of detective in a world many couldn’t imagine even exists while avoiding the real detectives around every cornerPrepare for some humor some unusual characters a lot of darkness and a look into the world of magic power and plenty of action Entertaining well developed and set at a pace that will keep readers turning pagesI received a complimentary ARC edition from Del Rey This is my honest and voluntary reviewSeries Ink Sigil Book 1Publisher Del Rey August 25 2020Publication Date August 25 2020Genre Fantasy FictionPrint Length 336 pagesAvailable from | Barnes NobleFor Reviews Giveaways Fabulous Book News follow

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Ink Sigil[KINDLE] ❆ Ink Sigil Author Kevin Hearne – Al MacBharrais is both blessed and cursed He is blessed with an extraordinary white moustache an appreciation for craft cocktails – and a most uniue magical talent He can cast spells with magically Al MacBharrais is both blessed and cursed He is blessed with an extraordinary white moustache an appreciation for craft cocktails – and a most uniue 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 FaeBut 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 curseBut 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.

About the Author: Kevin Hearne

Kevin is the NYT bestselling author of the Iron Druid Chronicles as well as The Seven Kennings an epic fantasy trilogy and the Tales of Pell a humorous fantasy series co authored with Delilah S Dawson INK SIGIL a new urban fantasy series set in the Iron Druid universe will be out in .