The Cinder Spires, The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher; 2015; $27.95; 630 pages; Roc Publishing, New York, NY; 978-0-451-46680-8; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Central; 10/20/15-10/25/15

An exciting seagoing adventure that takes place in the skies above a planet.  Patrick O’Brian would be proud of this.  There is a great cast of characters of people at all different places in their lives.  There are those who have never been in combat and are forced to grow up quickly and another who has been publicly disgraced for doing the right thing. It was an awesome adventure.


Did I enjoy it?  It was an exciting and quick read.  I am looking forward to reading more in the series.

What is with the title of the review? The book has a definite steam punk feel to it through some of the descriptions.