The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

This book got interesting around page 200. Before that, there was witty repartee that wasn’t witty. The aristocrats were all boring. The most interesting character was the cat. There were naval battles fought in 3 dimensions because these sailing ships sailed the air. Lots of world building about living in spires with ‘habbles’ or habitats, … More The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

1636: Seas of Fortune by Iver P Cooper

Don’t think too hard. This book is fun like popcorn, you can’t put it down, but don’t overthink the plot. There are 2 ‘braided’ stories, one plot with a bunch of shorts featuring different narrators. One centers around Brazil, Nicaragua, Surinam, and Delaware. The other centers on /J/a/p/a/n/ Nippon & California. Maps!   The Good: … More 1636: Seas of Fortune by Iver P Cooper