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The aeronaut's windlass
The aeronaut's windlass
Butcher, Jim, 1971-2015
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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 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 restoring Predator to its 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.
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London : Orbit, 2015.London : Orbit, 2015.
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630 pages : maps (black and white) ; 24 cm.
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ISBN:
9780356503653 (hbk)
Dewey class:
813.6FICTION
Language:
English
BRN:
1773375
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