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Hachette Book Group (AU)
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The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book One Kindle Edition
|Length: 643 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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From the Back Cover
PRAISE FOR JIM BUTCHER
'Butcher's storytelling is satisfying on a level that's bone-deep'
'Butcher writes mayhem wonderfully'
THE HUFFINGTON POST
'Wow. Just wow'
'Thoroughly enjoyable adventure'
'Butcher easily proves that he's still the master'
FANTASY BOOK CRITIC
'Fast-paced and compelling'
- ASIN : B00VRT92CU
- Publisher : Orbit; 1st edition (29 September 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 1698 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 643 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 158,120 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Now Butcher is a master of his craft. One book in a new series and I am hooked.
Talking cats, crystal powered ships and nautical battles in the sky. who could ask for more.
However, I'm pleased to say that it was utterly excellent. The blurb (making it sound as though it is single perspective) doesn't do it justice. The characters and plot are both of the highest quality.
Can't wait for the next one!
Top reviews from other countries
Mostly though, I'm writing this to make the plea......when, oh when will "Olympian Affair" come out? For the less fixated amongst you, that's the penned title for book 2 in this (...series? Hopefully!)
Thanks JB, Harry Dresden made me a permanent fan and I'm so happy you keep producing books of such high calibre.
No, it's not the same as his Codex series or the Dresden one. Yet it still has some of the snark and a much more lovable set of characters. In any case, being a crazy cat person, Butcher could probably have taken out all the humans and i'd still have enjoyed it as much. It's a fun read: some fighting, a few betrayals, a bit of romance, surprises here and there, warrior cats that speak. You get the picture. It's one of those books that walk the boundary between YA and adult fiction. Do I love it yet? No, not yet. But I will read the next one.
This is well-written, characterful fantasy with a steampunk vibe. The characters themselves live. Each is neatly flawed; the human heroes are witty and intelligent as well as heroic, the villains appropriately villainous without dwelling too much on the details of their nastinesses (JB seems to realise the readers' imaginations can fill in the details), and the cats are … cat-like. Events so far flow without missing a beat, the world-building is detailed but not distracting. I like it a lot. I want the next volume to hand when I finish this one, but no such luck. I'm consoling myself with the thought that by the time it's released it will be time to read this again. And in the interim perhaps I should look at some of his other work!
Seemed there were some good ideas, not particularly original, but a fair mix. The style was OK but not appealing......just so pedestrian and vanilla, nothing to urge me on.
I think that the problem is that Mr Butcher has not done hardly anything to create his fantasy world. There was just not enough substance, so it wasn't strange or fascinating. Whimsical maybe but trite and tedious way which made it not arcane in any way.
I really did try, but think of Dune, or Middle Earth or Westeros. That is the foundation level you have to create to turn preposterous into fantastic.