Can’t Wait Wednesday - No Country for Old Gnomes by Kevin Hearne & Delilah S. Dawson

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, originally hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Since Jill is no longer hosting it, I'm joining Can’t Wait Wednesday movement over at Wishful Endings.

No Country for Old Gnomes by Kevin Hearne & Delilah S. Dawson
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Del Rey

Go big or go gnome. The New York Times bestselling authors of Kill the Farm Boy return to the world of Pell, the irreverent fantasy universe that recalls Monty Python and Terry Pratchett.

War is coming, and it’s gonna be Pell.

On one side stand the gnomes: smol, cheerful, possessing tidy cardigans and no taste for cruelty.

On the other side sit the halflings, proudly astride their war alpacas, carrying bags of grenades and hungry for a fight. And pretty much anything else.

It takes only one halfling bomb and Offi Numminen’s world is turned upside down—or downside up, really, since he lives in a hole in the ground. His goth cardigans and aggressive melancholy set him apart from the other gnomes, as does his decision to fight back against their halfling oppressors. Suddenly Offi is the leader of a band of lovable misfits and outcasts—from a gryphon who would literally kill for omelets to a young dwarf herbalist who is better with bees than with his cudgel to an assertive and cheerful teen witch with a beard as long as her book of curses—all on a journey to the Toot Towers to confront the dastardly villain intent on tearing Pell asunder. These adventurers never fit in anywhere else, but as they become friends, fight mermaids, and get really angry at this one raccoon, they learn that there’s nothing more heroic than being yourself.

In No Country for Old Gnomes, Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne lovingly tweak the tropes of fantasy and fairy tales. Here you’ll find goofy jokes and whimsical puns, but you’ll also find a diverse, feminist, and lighthearted approach to fantasy that will bring a smile to your face and many fine cheeses to your plate.

I still need to catch up with Kill the Farm Boy, which seemed to be a love-it or hate-it kind of book, but this sounds like my sense of humor. I'm looking forward to it, and hoping to binge both books back-to-back.


  1. I had the first one out from my library but had to send it back before reading it. I'm planning on grabbing it again soon. Such wonderful covers on both of these.

  2. I know a bunch of people loved the first book. I hope you enjoy this one!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

  3. Oooh! I love the cover of this book! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  4. The humor might be a little too silly for me, from what I've heard of this series. But I hope you enjoy the first book!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum


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