(Long absence again! Can’t promise anything. But – here’s a post for now!)
So I wasn’t going read Jim Butcher’s latest, because it’s steampunk and steampunk really isn’t my thing. But my mom bought it for me – she knows I love Butcher’s work and very kindly always preorders his stuff off Amazon for me – and I’m so glad she did. I wouldn’t have given it a chance otherwise and it’s certainly worth reading!
The Aeronaut’s Windlass takes place in an alternate world, where people live on giant, man-made mountains – Spires-, forever under ceilings that cover all the living space. They travel from place to place via crystal-powered ships (and wear goggles to protect them from the sun.) The crystals are powered via ether, a magical presence that flows through the world – very much like the Force. The basic premise is that one of the Spires, which…
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