There’s nothing like a Wednesday for thinking about the books we want to read! My Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday post is linking up with two fabulous book memes, Wishlist Wednesday (hosted by Pen to Paper) and Waiting on Wednesday (hosted by Breaking the Spine).
My most wished-for book this week is:
The Outsorcerer’s Apprentice by Tom Holt
(released July 15, 2014)
Synopsis via Goodreads:
A happy workforce, it is said, is a productive workforce.
Try telling that to an army of belligerent goblins. Or the Big Bad Wolf. Or a professional dragonslayer. Who is looking after their well-being? Who gives a damn about their intolerable working conditions, lack of adequate health insurance, and terrible coffee in the canteen?
Thankfully, with access to an astonishingly diverse workforce and limitless natural resources, maximizing revenue and improving operating profit has never really been an issue for the one they call “the Wizard.” Until now.
Because now a perfectly good business model — based on sound fiscal planning, entrepreneurial flair, and only one or two of the infinite parallel worlds that make up our universe — is about to be disrupted by a young man not entirely aware of what’s going on.
There’s also a slight risk that the fabric of reality will be torn to shreds. You really do have to be awfully careful with these things.
Sssh, don’t tell, but I actually have a day job, and… well… let’s just say that supernatural workforce planning just tickles my funny bone, professional and otherwise. This sounds hilarious, and I’ve been told repeatedly that I need to give Tom Holt’s books a try, so this may be where I finally jump in.
I’m not sure that this really counts as a “Waiting on…” selection, since it’s already available — but since I don’t have a copy yet, it works for me!
What are you wishing for this Wednesday?
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8 thoughts on “Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday: The Outsorcerer’s Apprentice”
This looks wonderful! I have read one of Holt’s books a couple of years ago and really liked it, and this looks like something I can’t miss!
Which one did you read? I’d love to hear a recommendation!
I’ll have to check this one out!! Adding to the TBR now!
This looks pretty cool! Haha
I like the cover! it’s very intriguing, and it sounds good. Great pick!
Nemo @ blame it on the Book
That book sounds great! Almost like the real world?! Great pick for this week!
Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
My WW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2014/07/wishlist-wednesday_30.html
Awesome pick! I haven’t heard of this one yet. I have to go check it out!
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Great pick, this sounds like a great, fun and unusual read. Will have to pick up my copy when it releases 😀