Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Highfire by Eoin Colfer

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.

Highfire by Eoin Colfer
Expected publication: January 28th 2020 by Jo Fletcher Books

From the internationally bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series: Eoin Colfer's first adult fantasy novel is a hilarious, high-octane adventure about a vodka-drinking, Flashdance-loving dragon who's been hiding out from the world - and potential torch-carrying mobs - in a Louisiana bayou . . . until his peaceful world's turned upside down by a well-intentioned but wild Cajun tearaway and the crooked (and heavily armed) law officer who wants him dead.

Squib Moreau may be swamp-wild, but his intentions are (generally) good: he really wants to be a supportive son to his hard-working momma Elodie. But sometimes life gets in the way - like when Fake Daddy walked out on them leaving a ton of debt, or when crooked Constable Regence Hooke got to thinking pretty Elodie Moreau was just the gal for him...

An apprenticeship with the local moonshine runner, servicing the bayou, looks like the only way to pay off the family debts and maybe get Squib and his momma a place in town, far from Constable Hooke's unwanted courtship and Fake Daddy's reputation.

Unfortunately for Squib, Hooke has his own eye on that very same stretch of bayou - and neither of them have taken into account the fire-breathing dragon hiding out in the Louisiana swamp...

For Squib Moreau, Regence Hooke and Vern, aka Lord Highfire of Highfire Eyrie, life is never going to be the same again.

Highfire is a genre-bending tour-de-force of comedy and action by the million-copy-selling master storyteller.

I can't put into words how excited I am for Eoin Colfer's first adult fantasy novel. I just know it will be funny as hell and full of action. I really can't wait to get my hands on it. It's my highest anticipated book of 2020. I'm lucky it already will be released in January. :D


  1. I love the color and simplicity of the cover! Hope you love this one!

  2. I am adding this one to my TBR right now! I have a feeling that it is going to be action-packed as well. I hope that you love it, Stephanie! :)

  3. I'm excited about this as well. And I like this cover much better than the US cover😁

  4. I've never read this author, well, I tried his one series, but couldn't get into it. Hopefully you'll get your hands on this soon!

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  5. I am eager to give this one a try too! It sounds like it will be so much fun. I hope you love it when you read it, Stephanie. Have a great day!

  6. This is a new author to me and the book sounds really good!

    Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Barb(Boxermommyreads)September 25, 2019 at 7:38 PM

    I featured this a few weeks back and can't wait either. It sounds awesome!

  8. *OMG* This blurb just cracked me up so much! This is such a great choice!

  9. I am not surprised that you are so excited for this one! It is your favourite author after all :D


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