The Aeronaut’s Windlass—I Stayed Up to 5am to Finish Reading

 

 

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The Aeronaut’s Windlass

The first book in Jim Butcher’s new Cinder Spires series is everything I could hope of High Fantasy Steampunk. A new world to explore full of cultures, politics, airships, mystery, intrigue, war…if it seems like I’m gushing, I am, and will continue to do so. I got utterly lost inside this book and it was fantastic. This is what I crave from a book, to forget I’m holding a book at all.

1—A World Without Infodumps

Building a world is hard work. Effectively communicating that world to others is even harder, but Butcher does so seem-lessly—as only a master of craft can make such difficult work seem effortless. (Please forgive my terrible pun, I’m writing that at 5am—as noted in the title—after a long day on five hours sleep. I promise no such terrible puns mar the book I’m writing about.)

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