Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Aeronaut's Windlass (Cinder Spires #1), 630 pages

The problem with Jim Butcher is that he writes a fabulously fun book and then makes us wait tortuously long for the next one.

This was my first venture into steampunk, which is a subgenre of science fiction that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. (thank you Wikipedia)

Captain Grimm of the airship Predator is a disgraced former member of the government's fleet.  He is called back into service by the Spirearch (think King) of Spire Albion (think whatever country you want) for a secret mission of saving Albion from invading Spire Aurora marines.  We have very intelligent and talking cats, human warriors, magic and lots of adventure, fighting and struggling to save the world.  Wonderfully fun escapism in this humble listener's opinion. 

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