The Aeronaut's Windlass

Jim Butcher
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The Aeronaut's Windlass


Fun, enjoyable, romp. I like snarky characters (the cat!) and original settings. Not particularly deep, not sure if it will be memorable.

I disliked that no reason whatsoever was given for the Auroran invasion. Of course there will be several more books in this series, but an indication of ongoing conflicts between the spires would have been nice. In the same vein, very little of how the spire works - government, economy, ... was mentioned.

Another pet peeve of mine: Extraordinary library described in loving detail. Of course it burns down. Why do writers enoy killing libraries so much?!

Still, I liked the book. Will probably get the next one - but wait for the paperback.

Recommended, with caveats.