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The Aeronaut's Windlass

(2015)
(The first book in the Cinder Spires series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Hugo Best Book (nominee)
'Great action scenes, a fascinating world, and characters of a sort I've never seen before. This is everything I've come to expect from Jim Butcher, but in a delightful new flavour'
PATRICK ROTHFUSS

'Beware fellow readers, herein lies adventure that will keep you from food or rest . . .'
PATRICIA BRIGGS

Jim Butcher, the number one bestselling author of The Dresden Files, begins a new series set in a gloriously imagined world of noble families, marvellous technology and magic-wielding warriors.

Since time immemorial humanity has lived inside the Spires, habitats towering for miles over the dangerous, monster-inhabited surface of the world.
Captain Grimm of the merchant airship, Predator, was dismissed from Spire Albion's military in disgrace - now his ship and crew are all he has, and he's fiercely loyal to both. When the Predator is severely damaged in combat Grimm has only one choice - take on a clandestine mission for Albion's leaders, or stay grounded for good.
And even as Grimm undertakes this perilous task, he will learn that the conflict between the Spires is merely a premonition of things to come. Humanity's ancient enemy, silent for more than ten thousand years, has begun to stir once more. And death will follow in its wake . . .

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Wow. Just wow. Beware fellow readers, herein lies adventure that will keep you from food or rest…It is as if Jules Verne, H. Rider Haggard, Patrick O’Brien and...well, Jim Butcher all got together and wrote a book. Steampunk done very, very right. Butcher proves yet again that he is an amazing storyteller." - Patricia Briggs

"So Jim Butcher is writing futuristic dystopian steampunk? You had me at Jim Butcher, actually. But the rest is cool too....Great action scenes, a fascinating world, and characters of a sort I've never seen before. Yup. This is everything I’ve come to expect from Jim Butcher, but in a delightful new flavor." - Patrick Rothfuss

"This is Jim Butcher at his best, drawing a fully realized, richly detailed, and downright fun literary world where fearless aeronauts ride the aether, brilliant wizards struggle with doorknobs, and a thirty-pound feline warrior keeps a pet human named Little Mouse. It’s steampunk meets magic with a dose of sci-fi for seasoning. Buy it and read it. You’ll be glad you did." - David Weber


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Used availability for Jim Butcher's The Aeronaut's Windlass

Hardback Editions

September 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book One
Author(s): Jim Butcher
ISBN: 0-356-50365-8 / 978-0-356-50365-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cinder Spires: the Aeronaut's Windlass
Author(s): Jim Butcher
ISBN: 0-451-46680-2 / 978-0-451-46680-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Roc
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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book One
Author(s): Jim Butcher
ISBN: 0-356-50366-6 / 978-0-356-50366-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut's Windlass
Author(s): Jim Butcher
ISBN: 0-451-46681-0 / 978-0-451-46681-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Roc
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book One: 1
Author(s): Jim Butcher
ISBN: 0-356-50468-9 / 978-0-356-50468-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut's Windlass
Author(s): Jim Butcher
ISBN: 1-61176-229-4 / 978-1-61176-229-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book 1
Author(s): Jim Butcher
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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September 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book 1
Author(s): Jim Butcher
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book 1
Author(s): Jim Butcher
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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September 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book 1
Author(s): Jim Butcher
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book One
Author(s): Jim Butcher
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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September 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book One
Author(s): Jim Butcher
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book One
Author(s): Jim Butcher
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book One
Author(s): Jim Butcher
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut's Windlass
Author(s): Jim Butcher
Publisher: Roc
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