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Cinder Spires #1 Release Date!

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Feb 102015
 

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR JIM BUTCHER TO WRITE A NEW FANTASY SERIES FOR ROC BOOKS

First Installment The Cinder Spires: THE AERONAUT’S WINDLASS to be Published This Fall.  Preorder here!

NEW YORK, NY, February 10, 2015—Roc Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, announced today the acquisition of a new fantasy series by Jim Butcher, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Dresden Files novels. Executive Editor Anne Sowards bought World English Rights from Jennifer Jackson at Donald Maass Literary Agency. The first novel in the new series, The Cinder Spires: THE AERONAUT’S WINDLASS, will be released in hardcover on September 29, 2015.

Jim Butcher became one of the most recognized names in science fiction and fantasy with the internationally bestselling Dresden Files series featuring Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. The series garnered a large and devoted fan base for Butcher that continues to grow with each installment; the last five Dresden Files books skyrocketed to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Butcher is currently at work on Peace Talks, the sixteenth installment in the phenomenally successful urban fantasy series. In addition to The Dresden Files, Butcher is also the author of the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling Codex Alera epic fantasy series.

Sowards describes The Cinder Spires as, “Horatio Hornblower meets The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen—it’s a fantastic, creative new series of airships, privateers, warrior monks, and mad sorcerers. Honestly, it’s like Jim put all my favorite things in one book!”

The Cinder Spires is set in a fascinating new world, where an ancient evil has awoken, plunging the world into a shroud of mists filled with monstrous and fantastic creatures. The fate of humanity will rest on the loyalty and courage of a single airship’s crew. New York Times bestselling author David Weber said, “This is Jim Butcher at his best…It’s steampunk meets magic with a dose of sci-fi for seasoning.”

The Cinder Spires: THE AERONAUT’S WINDLASS is poised to be one of the fall’s biggest genre releases, and Butcher fans are anxiously awaiting news about the release. Perfect for readers of Brandon Sanderson and Naomi Novik—in addition to Butcher’s existing fans— The Cinder Spires is a grand new adventure from one of the biggest names in fantasy.

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The Cinder Spires: THE AERONAUT’S WINDLASS
Jim Butcher
Roc Hardcover; $27.95
ISBN: 9780451466808
On Sale: September 29, 2015

Preorder through our store here!

More 2015 Events

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Feb 072015
 

We have some additional events to add to Jim’s 2015 schedule! Please be advised that this is by no means complete. It’s just all we’ve been cleared to announce at this stage.

Oklahoma: Jim will be speaking/answering questions and signing at several events at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. Further details TBA.

NSU Broken Arrow:
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 1-2 p.m.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6-7 p.m.

NSU Tahlequah
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 1-2 p.m.
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6-7 p.m.

Dysprosium: Eastercon 2015
3-6 April 2015
The Park Inn
London Heathrow, UK
I’ve received word that there will be other signings around the country, but no details have been set at this time. I’ll let you know as soon as there’s something to announce!

Saturday, May 9th, 2015, 2 pm
Trails West KC Library Branch
11401 E. 23rd Street
Independence, MO
Q&A followed by book signing

Thursday, September 24th – Saturday, September 26th
Badali Jewelry Show at Salt Lake Comic Con
100 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT
Not sure if he’ll be on any panels yet or what hours he’ll be signing.

And that’s all we know! We’ll post further details as we receive them.

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Alera Map Reprint

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Jan 192015
 

The long-sold-out Alera maps have been reprinted! Order your 18″x24″ poster here–$27.50 for a standard map and $40 for a map signed by Jim Butcher and artist Priscilla Spencer. Submit your order for a signed copy by January 24th, and Jim and Priscilla will personalize it!

Dresden comic on NYT list and in Humble Bundle

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Dec 102014
 

The first three issues of “War Cry” are included in Dynamite Entertanment’s holiday mega-bundle! Dynamite is offering up 143 comics valued at $555 MSRP to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Make A Wish, and Doctors Without Borders. Pay what you like for 56 issues, or pay more than the average donation (currently $7.10) and get them all! You can even tweak your donation to decide how much of it you want to go to each of the three charities and the publisher. All issues are DRM-free. This offer ends in two weeks.

Also, we just received word that the hardcover compilation of “War Cry” hit #4 on the NYT Bestseller List! Congrats to Jim, Mark, Carlos, and all others involved in production! If you haven’t yet, you can grab a copy from your favorite local comic store, Amazon, B&N, or Dynamite.