The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut's Windlass
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Jim Butcher, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files and the Codex Alera novels, conjures up a new series set in a fantastic world of noble families, steam-powered technology, and magic-wielding warriors...
Since time immemorial, the Spires have sheltered humanity. Within their halls, the ruling aristocratic houses develop scientific marvels, foster trade alliances, and maintain fleets of airships to keep the peace.
Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship Predator. Loyal to Spire Albion, he has taken their side in the cold war with Spire Aurora, disrupting the enemy’s shipping lines by attacking their cargo vessels. But when the Predator is damaged in combat, Grimm joins a team of Albion agents on a vital mission in exchange for fully restoring his ship.
And as Grimm undertakes this task, he learns that the conflict between the Spires is merely a premonition of things to come. Humanity’s ancient enemy, silent for more than ten thousand years, has begun to stir once more. And death will follow in its wake...
From Publishers Weekly
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Good start to a new Series
This is an entertaining start to a new series. The world building is good, the characters are enjoyable to read about and the action is all fun.
While Butcher will not make you consider new concepts or break new ground with his story, he will give you a rocking good time that makes you smile and want to keep reading. Honestly, many times that is exactly what I am looking for.
In short, read it, enjoy this for exactly what this is. A ton of fun and good read.
Entertaining, unique, and very good characters
Well done! Eagerly awaiting the next book!
Jim has the genre, the pace, and the dialogue down pat. Always a joy to read. Looking forward to many more years of enjoyment.