Patrick Bran's Reviews > The Aeronaut's Windlass

The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
28103445
's review

really liked it

I've never read Dresden Files. This is my first book by Jim Butcher, but it will not be my last.

I think the author did an excellent job of painting an intricate fantasy setting without ever resorting to exhaustive exposition. The world-building elements were instead woven seamlessly into the narrative. There are many things about the Cinder Spire world that remain a mystery. However, this volume contained more than it needed to tell the current tale. That which is still hidden only adds to the anticipation of coming volumes.

I appreciated the strong, well-defined characterization. While it could be stated that most characters strayed little from common tropes (Some dialog between Grim and Journeyman has previously been uttered by Kirk and Scotty), I still considered them to be comforting reminders that were well executed.

If you're searching for true steampunk, I'd say this only bares a passing resemblance. But definitely worth the plunge.
flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Aeronaut's Windlass.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

January 12, 2017 – Started Reading
January 12, 2017 – Shelved
January 18, 2017 – Finished Reading

No comments have been added yet.