The Aeronaut's Windlass

The Aeronaut's Windlass

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…

Title:The Aeronaut's Windlass
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780451466808
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    The Aeronaut's Windlass Reviews

  • Eric Allen

    As I read through this book, I wrote out some of my thoughts at the end of each day or so. I figured that rather than deleting all of that and writing out a review that says, basically, the exact same...

  • carol.

    Alternate title:How To Use SteamPunk Words to Market to Genre Readers: Jim's Attempt to Cash in on the Wild Popularity of Dresden Files...

  • Rob

    Executive Summary: Fast paced action, interesting world building, memorable characters, cool magic system. In a word: fun!Audio book: This one was coming in with a high bar to meet. Mr. Butcher's popu...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    Full review, first posted at www.fantasyliterature.com:Jim Butcher’s The Aeronaut’s Windlass gets a mixed verdict from me. The naval airships with their 3D battles in the mists were the highlight,...

  • Lo9man88

    For me the set of mind i have before starting a new book is very important, it kinda sets the pace of reading and my reaction with the words and the author's style , so for this book : from the 1st pa...

  • Merphy Napier

    4.5I LOVED reading this book. It was so easy to read from the very start. The characters were so easy to latch onto and the world, story, and unique elements with the cats - I just really loved it. Ji...

  • Bob

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Aeronaut's Windlass, no doubt about it. It was a fast-paced, action-packed, imaginative bit of fiction with a lot of elements that appealed to me. Where Jim Butcher's steampun...

  • seak

    I'm pretty sure everyone and their dog is going to read this regardless of my "review" so I thought I'd shake things up (don't hold your breath). I'm going to go through some of the thoughts I had whi...

  • Algernon (Darth Anyan)

    Jim Butcher boldly goes where other have have gone before. For his new epic fantasy series he borrows some fashionable trends and commercially succesful themes and turns them into something not exactl...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum http://bibliosanctum.com/2016/01/13/b...Jim Butcher. I am a big fan. I will read any new Dresden Files book as soon as it comes out, and considering it’s one of o...