THE OLYMPIAN AFFAIR, the Second Book in the Bestselling Steampunk Fantasy CINDER SPIRES Series, to Publish Fall 2023


Jim Butcher. Author photo c Shersten Eschholz

The adventure continues and talking cats await! i#1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher announced last week on his social media channels the publication of THE OLYMPIAN AFFAIR, the highly anticipated second book in the author’s steampunk fantasy CINDERS SPIRES series.

The novel will be published in hardcover by Ace, an imprint of Penguin Random House, on November 7, 2023.

Butcher is best known as the author of the #1 bestselling Dresden Files novels, the last two of which published in 2020 and were immediate New York Times bestsellers. The first book in the Cinder Spires series, THE AERNONAUT’S WINDLASS (Roc), published in 2015, and kicked off an all-new series about noble families, magic-wielding warriors, and airship battles.

Anne Sowards, Executive Editor, Ace, said of THE OLYMPIAN AFFAIR: “Jim’s readers have been patiently waiting for the next book ever since THE AERONAUT’S WINDLASS was released in 2015—and their patience is about to be richly rewarded. THE OLYMPIAN AFFAIR is grand and glorious epic fantasy, set in a world of noble families, magical weapons, intelligent cats, and flying airships. It truly is Adventure with a capital ‘A,’ and just the thing to enthrall, entertain, and captivate readers.”

“I’m really pleased with how this book turned out. The pacing is as quick as a Dresden novel and I think the readers will have great fun with it. The cats, of course, are going to steal the show—but then, there would be something wrong with the universe if they didn’t,” said Butcher.

THE OLYMPIAN AFFAIR is now available for preorder, and the book’s cover will be revealed in the coming weeks. THE OLYMPIAN AFFAIR will be published in the UK by Orbit/Little, Brown.

Posted: April 25, 2023