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As you know from time to time we will share with you some reviews or musings from the “Non Indie” world so here are my thoughts on The Aeronaut’s Windlass.
Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp
Title: The Aeronaut’s Windlass (The Cinder Spires #1)
Author: Jim Butcher
Published Date: September 29th 2015
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
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, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world. Within their halls, aristocratic houses have ruled for generations, developing scientific marvels, fostering trade alliances, and building fleets of airships to keep the peace.
Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship, Predator. Fiercely 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 severely damaged in combat, leaving captain and crew grounded, Grimm is offered a proposition from the Spirearch of Albion—to join a team of agents on a vital mission in exchange for fully restoring Predator to its fighting glory.
And even as Grimm undertakes this dangerous task, he will learn 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…
This series is totally different from the Dresden Files and fans new to the steampunk genre I think may struggle a little as this is quite heavy on the terminology, but those familiar with things (like me) will be able to sail through and get wrapped up in the drama.
The world and character building are exceptional, which to be honest was no surprise when you consider the author, but it is always fun when things are as good as you hope they will be.
A top notch steampunk read and a well deserved 5 stars from me! Bring on book 2 V””V
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