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Google Hangout with Jim Butcher

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The Northern Court is happy to announce that on May 7th, a Thursday, by 2PM CT / 8PM GMT, we’ll host a Google Hangout with the author Jim Butcher.

This event (which you can join here) is part of the Road to EuroSteamCon, which will have several events and activities as we prepare for the convention in October. So keep an eye out, this will not be the only event of the sort! But for now we’ll keep the mystery, we have a reputation to maintain.

 

In this Google Hangout we’ll talk about steampunk and the author’s new book, THE AERONAUT’S WINDLASS, the first in the The Cinder Spires series, which will be out on the 29th of September. Everyone is welcome to watch it and you’ll be able to contribute with questions in the chat that will be available then. But we invite you to leave us questions now in the comments, or to send us an email to: steamnorte@gmail.com! Although we’re going to focus on this new book, and the genre it belongs to, you can also ask questions about The Dresden Files series (but getting to those will depend on the author’s availability).

This new series is described as ““Horatio Hornblower meets The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen—it’s a fantastic, creative new series of airships, privateers, warrior monks, and mad sorcerers. It’s steampunk meets magic with a dose of sci-fi for seasoning.” This is the synopsis for the first The Cinder Spires book:

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 severely 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 fully restoring Predator to its fighting 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. Humanity’s ancient enemy, silent for more than ten thousand years, has begun to stir once more. And death will follow in its wake.

You can read an excerpt from the 2nd chapter here.

Leave us your questions, and we hope to see you on the 7th of May! We’ll publish the link to the Hangout here on the blog and on our Facebook page.

Road to EuroSteamCon Portugal Google Hangout com Jim Butcher

Road to EuroSteamCon Portugal
Google Hangout com Jim Butcher

JimButcher

A Corte do Norte tem o prazer de anunciar que no próximo dia 7 de Maio, uma quinta-feira, pelas 20h GMT (horas de Lisboa), iremos organizar um Google Hangout com o escritor Jim Butcher.

Este evento insere-se na Road to EuroSteamCon, que irá contar com eventos e actividades enquanto nos preparamos para a convenção em Outubro. Portanto mantenham-se atentos, este não será o único evento do género! Para já preferimos manter o mistério, temos uma reputação a manter.

 

Neste Google Hangout iremos falar sobre steampunk e o novo livro do escritor, THE AERONAUT’S WINDLASS, o primeiro livro da série The Cinder Spires, que irá sair a 29 de Setembro deste ano.  Toda a gente poderá assistir e contribuir com perguntas no chat que estará disponível na altura, mas convidamo-los desde já a deixarem as vossas perguntas nos comentários, ou a enviarem-nas para o mail da Corte: steamnorte@gmail.com. Embora nos iremos focar neste novo livro, e no género a que ele pertence, podem fazer perguntas sobre a série The Dresden Files (embora dependa do tempo disponível do autor se chegaremos a elas ou não).

Esta nova série é descrita como “Uma mistura entre Horatio Hornblower The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – uma fantástica nova série com dirigíveis, corsários, monges guerreiros, e feiticeiros loucos. Steampunk com elementos de magia e pitadas de ficção científica.” Mais oficialmente, o primeiro livro de The Cinder Spires tem a seguinte sinopse:

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 severely 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 fully restoring Predator to its fighting 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. Humanity’s ancient enemy, silent for more than ten thousand years, has begun to stir once more. And death will follow in its wake.

Podem ler um excerto do segundo capítulo aqui.

Deixem-nos então as vossas perguntas, e esperamos vê-los dia 7 de Maio! Iremos publicar o link para o Hangout aqui no blog, e na nossa página de Facebook.