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#1 User is offline   QuickTidal 

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 01:19 PM

So, since I THINK I'm the first of us Butcher fans to get their hands on the book early, I thought I'd pull an Abyss and do a running thoughts thread as I read, and once people have the book they can follow along and we can discuss.

I'm really enjoying the book so far, and I think that the prologue that was released wasn't even really indicative of the meat of the book, especially with regards to Gwen.

Spoilers for Prologue, and Chapters 1-6

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Anyways, so far I'm TRULY enjoying this new series by Butcher. It's nothing mind-blowing yet, but the worldbuilding is on full display and I'm enjoying reading it a great deal.

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 03:18 PM

May I just be the first in this thread to mention that we all hate you and hope you are perpetually stuck behind slow moving people and always have sand in your shoes for some reason.
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Posted 23 September 2015 - 04:20 PM

View PostTiste Simeon, on 23 September 2015 - 03:18 PM, said:

May I just be the first in this thread to mention that we all hate you and hope you are perpetually stuck behind slow moving people and always have sand in your shoes for some reason.


Both of these things afflict me often. ESPECIALLY the slow moving people!

Luckily, I have a book to read while it happens. :p
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Posted 23 September 2015 - 04:58 PM

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 05:17 PM

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 11:19 PM

Dang it QT I'm trying to be grumpy with you here!
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Posted 23 September 2015 - 11:30 PM

Fair enough good sir. Grump away!
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Posted 24 September 2015 - 12:57 PM

Chapters 7-12

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REALLY really enjoying this book. So different from what Butcher has written up till now, but in a great way.

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 04:52 AM

Does it have a map? What's the pg count?
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Posted 25 September 2015 - 05:15 AM

I don't want to read the spoilers but just let me know if he reveals what a windlass is in the first book or if we have to wait for the sequels.
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Posted 25 September 2015 - 11:03 AM

View PostBriar King, on 25 September 2015 - 04:52 AM, said:

Does it have a map? What's the pg count?


It's nearly 630 pages, and it has a map of Spire Albion - basically of Habble Morning, and an Inset of Habble Landing...and the inner covers have a schematic-y picture of Grimm's airship Predator.

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 11:05 AM

View Postworry, on 25 September 2015 - 05:15 AM, said:

I don't want to read the spoilers but just let me know if he reveals what a windlass is in the first book or if we have to wait for the sequels.


A windlass is a winch that helps lift or haul something. I'm PRETTY sure (at this point anyways) that the title is an analogy for Grimm himself...but only time will tell.

Correction. I've just come across a proper description. Of the airships in the Cinder Spires universe, there are different kinds which serve different functions...barges and windlasses are actually types of lesser airships that serve banal functions. A windlass would be utilized to service people between the landings of the spire (ex. Morning to Landing) and only needs to go up and down really...requiring it to only have a minimal amount of crystals to power it.

This ties into the story early on with Captain Grimm and the Predator, which ISN'T a windlass or a barge...but the rest would be spoilers.

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 01:08 PM

Chapters 13-19

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 02:03 PM

I thought a windlass was a Northern girl with flatulence problems...
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Posted 27 September 2015 - 05:23 PM

bought yesterday.

starting chapter 24 now.

thoroughly enjoying it so far.
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Posted 28 September 2015 - 09:39 PM

Sigh I got it. I can tell it's been out for a week on shelf to.... No discount stickers on them. The one time my store had a bk out early and I missed it... I'm shocked it rang up though as usual ly the fbi swing down from ceiling on early ring ups.
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Posted 29 September 2015 - 03:29 AM

Still in Prologue but this feels more like a Sanderson bk over Butcher. I really hope that changes
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Posted 29 September 2015 - 11:02 AM

It's definitely more CODEX ALERA than DRESDEN...but I'd not say Sanderson persay.
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Posted 29 September 2015 - 01:30 PM

Chapters 20-30

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 02:31 AM

Oh badass! I'm reminded of the Dreamcast game Skies of Arcadia!! I'm only on ch 1 but I hope this style persist.
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