Mysterious Galaxy is excited to once again welcome Jim Butcher to the store for the release of his newest novel The Aeronaut’s Windlass. The first in his new Cinder Spires series offers a fantastic world full of noble families, steam-powered technology, and magic-wielding warriors. Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship, Predator. Fiercely loyal to Spire Albion, he has taken their side in the cold war with Spire Aurora, disrupting the enemy’s shipping lines by attacking their cargo vessels. But when the Predator is severely damaged in combat, leaving captain and crew grounded, Grimm learns that the conflict between the Spires is merely a premonition of things to come.
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Since time immemorial, the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world. Within their halls, aristocratic houses have ruled for generations, developing scientific marvels, fostering trade alliances, and building fleets of airships to keep the peace.
Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship, "Predator." Fiercely loyal to Spire Albion, he has taken their side in the cold war with Spire Aurora, disrupting the enemy s shipping lines by attacking their cargo vessels. But when the"Predator"is severely damaged in combat, leaving captain and crew grounded, Grimm is offered a proposition from the Spirearch of Albion to join a team of agents on a vital mission in exchange for fully restoring"Predator"to its fighting glory.
And even as Grimm undertakes this dangerous 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.
Harry Dresden, Chicago s only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day. Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it s something awful.
Mab has traded Harry s skills to pay off a debt. And now he must help a group of villains led by Harry s most despised enemy, Nicodemus Archleone, to break into a high-security vault so that they can then access a vault in the Nevernever.
Problem is, the vault belongs to Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld. And Dresden is dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Dresden s always been tricky, but he s going to have to up his backstabbing game to survive this mess.
After being murdered and then brought back to life, Harry Dresden is no longer Chicago's only professional wizard. He is now Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. And her first command is the seemingly impossible: kill an immortal. Worse still, there is a growing threat to an unfathomable source of magic that could mean the deaths of millions.
When last seen, the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic, to help him.